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Former Bank

Only saw it from the outside. An easy walk from the Peace Memorial. A very high building and from... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Lauramgd
via mobile
Worth seeking out as one of the other surviving buildings

We just walked in as there was no reception or ticket office. We walked down to the vaults and... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
mikeazzo
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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

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

Thank Khiam Yeong H
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

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

1  Thank RicardoOS
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Free to enter. Exhibition of photos and met the curator. Story is that none of the staff survived but the money did and bank reopened a couple of days after the bomb. Can go in side the vault too. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Lynda D
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A good stop to learn a little more about the city. Many of photos available in each room was available in documentaries and other locations. The postings are well written and the bank itself is a good place for some photography. When I visited there...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This magnificent building and its vault survived the atomic bomb destruction thanks to its massive walls. Now converted into a museum I found it to be a most compelling site. Should not be missed.

Thank iqq
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We came here and found it a perfect compliment to the A bomb museum. It was eery, gorgeous and haunting all at the same time. The photos in the basement from survivors show the chilling perspective of folks watching the horrid sights, experiencing them, and...More

Thank DCTravelers69
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The building is a mostly empty bank building with a few galleries. The ones in the valleys in the basement have relevant exhibits. The vaults are original and survived the bombing, as did this building which apparently was partly sheltered by a neighboring (heavily build)...More

Thank poodledoop
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The former bank of Japan building is now a museum. That is a bit overestimated : the building is covered with some photo galleries of the atomic bombing of hiroshima. The same photo's as in the official museum. Building itself is unattractive, except the old...More

Thank Eric J
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