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Memorial Cathedral for World Peace世界平和記念聖堂


The cathedral of the Catholic Noboricho Church in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture was completed in 1954 as a symbol for peace and a memorial to the victims of the atomic bomb. Wounded in the bombing himself, the Reverend Hugo Lassalle, proposed the idea, and with the support of the Pope, collected contributions from all around the world to build his church as a memorial to world peace. The modern and majestic architectural design fit for a new post-war era was designed by architect Murano Togo. The building has been designated as a national Important Cultural Property.

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place Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Noborichou 4-42
phone 0822210621

Review of Catholic Noboricho Church, Memorial Cathedral for World Peace

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Reviewed:2018/09/09 It's a pity that the cathedral was under renovation
I attended Saturday evening mass and it was held in the crypt chapel in the basement. The main cathedral was under renovation. After reading what the other reviewers wrote, I hope to visit the main...
Reviewed:2018/03/30 Not a must see
Cathedral not a must see, does have significance to it being one of the largest in Asia, but seeing cathedrals around the world this is very underwhelming its about a 10 minutes walk from centre of...
Reviewed:2017/10/16 Memorial Cathedral of World Peace 世界平和記念聖堂
Not exactly a tourist must-visit place but we still plan for this which is within walking distance from the Hotel we stayed at Jonan Dori.
This huge cathedral is presently under renovation and...



Hiroshima Pref. Hiroshimashinakaku Noborichou 4-42 [map]



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Hiroshima Main Areas


There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.