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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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  • Grounds a neat and well cared for. The dome is a stark reminder of a terrible event. Worth a trip to see an reflect.  more »
  • Our party of four visited the park late on a warm evening. We had it all to ourselves unlike the following day! The park is situated next to the river. All I can say was that there was a most beautifu...  more »
  • And to think the first Hydrogen bomb tested a few years later was 650 times more powerful - truly shocking and confronting....  more »
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  • The whole memorial area is a call to global peace and a monument of hope. The city of Hiroshima has achieved a great thing by building life on the remnant of destruction. It is deeply moving to go there and it is important for everyone to do so and see this hopeful place.
  • To any who respect the history and struggles of mankind, this site is one of the most sacred to those who understand. It's structure and appearance are not important, it's symbolism is. This structure was near ground zero of the first nuclear device used in warfare, it was the accumulation of hatred, fear, and desperation at the end of the largest war in human history, It's a reminder to mankind of the cost of war, a memorial to the lives lost, it's a testament that no matter how bad things get we can still recover. I hope this ugly little building stands forever, surrounded by the beautiful city of Hiroshima. Please respect this memorial.
  • Very moving place. The dome and the museum give you a good idea of the hotel of the nuclear bomb. Many school children visit and often render singing tributes to the dead. It's a very touching experience and a must visit.
  • Free park with memorable monuments that will remind you that war is bad thing. Try the Hiroshima lemon sorbet that also remind you of bittersweet memory. A lot of students visit this place. Sometimes they made some kinda ritual ceremony in front of Children peace monument.
  • Really dignified building. Even if the modern city is around, it feels like the time stopped in this place. Only remaining a calm atmosphere. It is a really strong proof of the danger of the human weapons and off the dark moment of our history.