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Former Bank of Japan Hiroshima

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wombling_Free_7548
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Large building survived the bomb and functioned

This large 20th century western style masonry building housed the Bank of Japan. It survived the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jon S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5-51 Fukuromachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0036, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Penny T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Wolin
Reviewed 1 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

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

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 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

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
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