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Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima

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Worth visiting to see the basement vaults

I called in to the former Bank of Japan on my way from the Fukuromachi Elementary School to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Free attraction

We were the only people visiting which made it a bit eerie. Free entry. Worth going down to see the... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5-51 Fukuromachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0036, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called in to the former Bank of Japan on my way from the Fukuromachi Elementary School to the Peace Museum. Initial impressions were that there was far less to see but after wandering around for a while I found the exhibition content in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

We were the only people visiting which made it a bit eerie. Free entry. Worth going down to see the bank vaults, then up to the second floor to see the director’s office where the wood panelling shows damage from the bomb.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

This old building is now part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, but doesn't seem to be promoted at the Peace Park. We noticed it when walking along the road from the nearby Fukuromachi tram stop (close to Peace Avenue). I think the ground floor,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Penny T
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This large 20th century western style masonry building housed the Bank of Japan. It survived the blast as did some people who were in the basement. The bank opened shortly after the bombing to enable people to function and to help to normalize life. You...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jon S
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

The old Bank of Japan building is just 400 metres from the Peace Park. It is well worth the walk. Entry is free. This week there is an exhibition of beautiful hand made lamps. In the basement there are paintings by eye witnesses to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wolin
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We visited Hiroshima to pay respect to the sites related to the devastation caused by the A-Bomb. The former bank building houses many remembrance exhibits, as well as the actual bank vaults showing damage caused by the bombing. No entry fee is charged, you simply...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HarryK17
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Only saw it from the outside. An easy walk from the Peace Memorial. A very high building and from what our tour guide mentioned existed prior to the A-Bomb and has undergone massive restoration since then. I wish we would have time to see the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lauramgd
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

First floor of the bank is used for an art exhibition; the rest of the floors contain exhibits regarding the war. In the basement, there were paintings drawn by survivors of the atomic bomb ordeal, describing the scene after the war. Really scary experience. The...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We just walked in as there was no reception or ticket office. We walked down to the vaults and there were interesting photo displays. You could see where the vault doors had been damaged by the bomb. It is not a long walk back to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank mikeazzo
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We found this by chance and wandered in. If you are nearby, it's worth a visit. One of few buildings that survived the a-bomb blast and then functioned in the following days as well. Recommended if you are intersted in civil engineering and architecture; even...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank RicardoOS
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