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Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima
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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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  • We visited this historic A Bomb Dome in the afternoon on a rather gloomy day. It's quite hard not to feel something when you stood there in front of the demolished building. Thinking of the people ins...  more »
  • Year in postwar days 71 years and remains of the bomb is dropped. Day visitors were crowded with foreign tourists.
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  • Incredible to think this building survived and even more unreal to stand next to it. You can see where they have bolstered it up from the inside to keep it stable. 
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  • Since it's a rememberance monument of World War II, ofcourse it's a wellknown place. The park is so fresh and fulled with flower and big tree. We can learn about that historic phemomenon from the information in front of the monument.
  • Incredible experience. It is important to know why the atomic bomb was so devaststing to Japanese people. Very impactful
  • Easily accessible. Takes back to history. Has peace memorial park at walking distance. Peaceful. Good to sit on sides of the river nr the dome and enjoy serenity.
  • Amazing Like this place satellite leg on picture quality excellent but story of Hiroshima. .. 😭😭😭😭😦😦😦😦😧😧 Very very painful. .
  • I attended Hiroshima in early august and was fortunate enough to witness the peace ceremony on August 6th to commemorate the bombing. It was a very sombre atmosphere, with thousands of people from all over the world coming to give condolences and pay their respects. At 8:15am there was a minutes silence in which the whole world seemed to stop. Despite this sadness, the local people were some of the kindest, most welcoming I've ever met. They thanked us for visiting, providing free tours of the area and asking us where we had come from and wished us safety and luck on our way. It was an incredible experience to see the way this devastation shaped and changed the people of the area, making them peaceful and kind despite everything. In the evening, there was a ceremony in which thousands of lanterns were floated in the river to respect the lives lost. It was heartbreaking but beautiful. If you are able, I would recommend this is the one place in Japan you must go, especially on this day. It was an experience I will never forget.