Situated in downtown Hiroshima, the Peace Memorial Park is a legacy, to the world’s first city to suffer a nuclear attack. This 120,000 square metre expanse was once the city’s political hub before the bomb. Today, it’s home to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, also known as the A-Bomb Dome, which was one of the few buildings left standing after the bomb dropped.
Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visitors can learn of the tragic impact of the bombing whilst paying their respects at the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall. Although visiting Hiroshima may conjure up difficult feelings, it's arguably a necessary experience to celebrate a nation’s renewal and resilience.