The number of visitors to Hiroshima City's Atomic Bomb Museum this year exceeded 1.76 million on the 23rd, setting a new record high.

This was due to increased interest due to the G7 Hiroshima Summit.

The Atomic Bomb Museum was opened in 1955 in the Peace Park in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, with the aim of conveying to the world the reality of the damage caused by the atomic bomb and aiming for the abolition of nuclear weapons. It contains 2000 materials.

According to Hiroshima City, 4,709 people visited the Atomic Bomb Museum on the 23rd, bringing the total number of visitors this year to 1,760,252, exceeding the previous record of 1,758,746 in 2019 by 1,506 people, and marking the highest number ever. Has been updated.

Regarding the reasons for the increase in the number of visitors, Hiroshima City said that the number of tourists has increased due to the transition to Category 5 of the new coronavirus, and that interest in the Atomic Bomb Museum has increased more than ever due to the G7 Hiroshima Summit held in May last year. I'm giving you things like that.

Meanwhile, as the number of visitors increased, there were long lines of people waiting to enter the museum even on weekdays, so from February 16th, tickets were sold online in addition to at the counter.

Tickets can be purchased from March 1st up to 90 days in advance, and can only be purchased online during the opening hours, which are extended by an hour before and after the current opening hours.