Nearby is the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall, which has been a permanent venue for various special occasions for many years. The famous Genbaku, the sight of world importance, is situated here. This beautiful building has miraculously survived the bombing.
In memory of local children being victims of the bombing the Children's Peace Monument was opened. It is a beautiful monument dedicated to Sasaki Sadako, a girl who hadnâ€™t enough time to make 1000 paper cranes due to the rapidly developing radiation sickness. The Peace Memorial Park is a must-see destination; excursions around it would take more than one day.
Fans of historical sites would be interested in the Hiroshima Castle; a beautiful medieval building was completely rebuilt after the global destruction. Currently, one of the towers of the castle houses a small museum with an interesting collection of antique arms and armor. Near the castle there is the main Shinto Shrine of Hiroshima, Gokoku. Entry into its territory is free; during interesting events and holidays, rituals are held in this shrine.