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Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
Located within a larger park commemorating the bombing of Hiroshima, Atomic Bomb Dome haunts with the memory of the lives lost during the attack. Now designated as a World Heritage Site, the former exhibition hall was the only building that remained standing near the bomb's hypocenter; today, it memorializes the 70,000 who perished immediately in the bombing, as well as the additional 70,000 who passed away from the bomb's aftereffects. Though you cannot enter the ruin, you can approach and circle the surrounding gate to see light flooding through the skeleton of the building. Arrange to visit Atomic Bomb Dome and other attractions in Hiroshima using our Hiroshima itinerary builder.
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  • This is a place that you read about in History books, but to actually visit one of the site of the largest man made destruction ever, was mind blowing. To see the after effects of the bomb, even after...  read more »
  • Though the national peace memorial hall is impressive, looking at truly one of the remaining buildings has the most impact on us. 
  • It is one of the must visit sights in Hiroshima, with great historical importance So good to see that schools take their students to see the dome and remind them about the consequences of war Very wel...  read more »
  • Well preserved and striking, the perfect memorial for a chilling history. No matter how hot and sunny it is you'll shudder as you slowly walk around. Vital to keep this memory alive and the City of Hiroshima seem to be doing a great job.
  • Touching memorial and a surreal place. The entire area feels very peaceful and calm, the park is beautiful. There are lots of student groups around, but that doesn't affect the experience at all. There is lots of information on the history.
  • Worth the visit and wander around the near area I didn't rate this higher as, like most of japan, the historical buildings / shrines etc are surrounded with a back drop of dreary 70-90's buildings seemingly built with no thought to the surroundings The dome and the peace park make for an interesting stroll. Definitely a thought provoking place ...... again only sadly let down by the surrounding 'newish' city of hiroshima that really is dull
  • Impressive monument over a dark piece of history. But a truly imersive experience makes you never forget a horrifying people can be
  • You've likely seen pictures of this building before, but you can't fully wrap your head around it until you're looking at it in person. Tragically beautiful. The best part about this particular building is that you can walk past it, no cost of admission, and move on with your day without having to go too far out of your way. This might sound insensitive, but if you're only in Hiroshima for a short time and want to get a grasp of what happened without having to spend more than 5 minutes in a place (because your schedule doesn't allot for more time) this is the place to check out.
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