Jun 15, 2018 Art Hiroshima City

4 Spots Learn About the Art and History of Hiroshima in Kamiya-cho Area

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The culture, history, and art of Hiroshima are concentrated in the Kamiya-cho, the center of  Hiroshima city. Let me introduce you amazing 4 spots where you can learn about the art and history of Hiroshima in the downtown.

The A-Bomb Dome, the World Heritage Site Symbolizes Peace


The A-Bomb Dome, which is inside the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, is a world cultural heritage site featuring a building as it was left after it was bombed. Following the atomic bombing, there were many calls to demolish it for the reason that people did not want to remember the tragedy of wartime, but nowadays, at the same time as bringing to attention the misery of war, it has become a spot which represents Hiroshima as a symbol of peace.

You can observe the A-Bomb Dome from a 360 degree-angle. Admission is free. Depending on the spot, you can ascertain the interior state of the building, so please walk around it.

Facility Information

Atomic Bomb Dome
Address 1-10 Otemachi,Naka-ku,Hiroshima (map)
Open  24/7
Website Atomic Bomb Dome TripAdvisor

Orizuru Tower with A Sweeping View of Hiroshima City


Located right next to the “A-Bomb Dome,” the “Orizuru Tower” is a new sightseeing spot which opened in 2016. It includes a rooftop observation platform, a product hall with lines of souvenir shops, and a cafe featuring local ingredients.

Inside, the view of Hiroshima city from the rooftop observation platform is a must-see. You can enjoy a sweeping view which includes the A-Bomb Dome in a way which cannot be perceived from the ground, as well as sightseeing spots including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Hiroshima Castle.

In addition, works of art from which you can learn about the history of Hiroshima are displayed on spiral ropes, so you can’t miss them. You can purchase admission tickets from the ticket vending machine on the first floor. It also supports foreign languages, and there is a concierge stationed there, so feel free to ask if there’s anything you don’t understand.

For more Information, please read
Orizuru Tower – A Bird’s Eye View over Hiroshima!

Facility Information

Orizuru Tower
Address 1-2-1 Otemachi Naka-ku,Hiroshima (map)
Open Observatory/Souvenir Shop
10 a.m-7 p.m [Jul-Sep] 9 a.m-8 p.m
Akushu Cafe
10 a.m-9 p.m [Jul-Sep] 9 a.m-9 p.m
*L.O.8:30 p.m
Closed Dec 31, Jan 15,16
Website Orizuru Tower Website

Photogenic “Hiroshima Castle”


“Hiroshima Castle,” in Motomachi in Hiroshima City’s Naka ward, was built in 1589 by Terumoto Mōri. Although it was completely destroyed in the bombing, it was rebuilt in 1958. At present, it is a historical museum where you can learn about samurai culture.

Photographs are prohibited inside the exhibition room, but photographs are allowed in the fifth level observation room and the hands-on period costume corner.

It’s impressive when viewed from close-up, but we also recommend looking at the castle from a distance. There is a reception desk right next to the entrance, so you can pay the admission fee there. You can also check large luggage items and buggies at the reception desk.

For more Information, please read ;
Learn About Samurai Culture and History! A Close Up Look at Hiroshima Castle

Facility Information

Hiroshima Castle
Address 21-1 motoma-chi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima (map)
Open Mar-Sep
Dec-Feb
9 a.m-6 p.m
9 a.m-5 p.m
Closed Dec 29-31
Website Hiroshima Castle TripAdvisor

*Admission ends 30mins earlier.

Hiroshima Museum of Art, Displays Modern Japanese Oil Paintings


“Hiroshima Museum of Art,” which is in Hiroshima city’s Motomachi, displays works including modern Japanese oil paintings, and focuses around works of the French Impressionists, such as Gogh and Picasso.

Photographs of the French modern masterpieces, which are permanently displayed in the exhibition room in the main hall, are allowed. It is one of the leading art museums in Japan which allow photography of French modern art, so we recommend it to commemorate your visit. You can pay the admission fee at the reception desk next to the entrance.

Facility Information

Hiroshima Museum of Art
Address 3-2 Motomachi,Naka-ku,Hiroshima (map)
Open 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m
*Admission ends 30mins earlier.
Closed Mondays (except during special exhibition)
Dec 29 – Jan 2
Website Hiroshima Museum of Art Website

The four sightseeing spots we have introduced here are all connected within walking distance. Please try to touch the culture of Hiroshima and Japan while learning about art and history.