広島逓信病院旧外来棟
  • Former Outpatient Ward of Hiroshima Teishin Hospital

Hiroshima Teishin Hospital, designed by architect Mamoru Yamada as a modern reinforced concrete building with distinctive, large panel windows, was completed in 1935.

While the 1945 bombing shattered its trademark windows, the building was spared from complete collapse and, as patients had already been evacuated from the building in anticipation of air raids, there were no patient casualties. The interior of the second floor, however, was almost completely destroyed by the ensuing firestorm.

One of the few remaining functional hospitals in the city, Hiroshima Teishin Hospital played a crucial role in post-bombing patient treatment and care, as well as in research. The Former Outpatient Ward is now home to an Atomic Bomb Artifacts Exhibition Room, open to visitors year-round.

Information

Former Outpatient Ward of Hiroshima Teishin Hospital

  • Address
    19-8 Higashi-Hakushima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City
  • Tel
    082-242-7831
  • Time
    9 am to 5 pm
    (Please call ahead to schedule your visit to the Atomic Bomb Artifacts Exhibition Room)
  • Access
    Streetcar: Take the 6 or 2 streetcar line, bound for Eba (江波) or Miyajima-guchi (宮島口) respectively, and get off at Hatchobori (八丁堀); transfer to the 9 streetcar line bound for Hakushima (白島) and get off at the Hiroshima Family Court (Katei Saibansho-mae // 家庭裁判所前); it's about a 10 minute walk from there.
  • Fee
    Admission is free.
  • Holiday
    Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.
  • MAP
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    Tap the name of the facility on Google Map and tap "View on Google Maps" to launch the application.

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