Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum

 Aki
Aki
South West of Hiroshima
Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum

Honkawa Elementary School located within 410m of the burst point, the closest place to the center of the explosion was one of the worst hit places. Although the bombed building had been repeatedly maintained and repaired, most of buildings had been taken away during the renovation of school building except for parts of the bombed building and the base-ground. The remaining parts and the basement had been maintained and preserved then opened in May 1988 as "The Peace Museum". The school was featured in a graphic novel called "Hadashi-no-Gen" drawn by Keiji Nakazawa who studied at this Honkawa Elementary School.

INFORMATION

Address :
1-5-39 Honkawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi 730-0802
Phone :
+81-(0)82-232-3431
Opening Hour :
Saturday, Sunday and Holiday. Please apply for Honkawa Elementary School on the weekdays except for the vacation.
Access :

[By public transportation]

Approx.1 min. on foot from "Honkawa-cho" city train station

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