Honkawa Elementary School was built in 1928 as Honkawa Jinjo Higher Elementary School. At the time, it was the first public elementary school in Hiroshima City to be a three-story reinforced concrete building. was also provided. Furthermore, it was a modern school building with arches in the openings on the first floor and the front entrance. It was bombed 410 meters from the hypocenter, and after several repairs and renovations, it opened as a peace museum in 1988. In order to convey the reality of the atomic bombing to future generations, part of the school building that was damaged by the atomic bomb has been preserved.


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[Opening hours] 9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:40) In addition to weekdays, we will be open on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from April 2019, and a dedicated dial will be installed. (The school is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.) [About tours] Weekdays: Reception will be held at the office on the 1st floor of the administrative school building (right next to the main gate). *Please press the intercom at the main gate and contact the office before entering. Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: Enter through the north gate on the north side of the school (next to the Heiwa Museum) and check in inside the museum. *Press the intercom at the north gate and a staff member will respond. [Peace Museum dedicated dial] 082-231-8020 [Tour application] *Required only for groups Motokawa Elementary School homepage (http://cms.edu.city.hiroshima.jp/weblog/index.php~id=e0899) Please download the tour request form from here, fill out the necessary information, and apply by fax.
[Closed] December 28th to January 4th
730-08021-5-39 Honkawacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City
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1-5-39 Honkawacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City

From Hiroshima Station, take the Hiroshima Electric Railway streetcar line 2 bound for Hiroden Miyajimaguchi and line 6 bound for Eba, get off at "Honkawa-cho" and walk south for 2 minutes.

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