Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima

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Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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. By using our Hiroshima trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Atomic Bomb Dome and other attractions in Hiroshima.
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  • The Atomic Bomb Dome is a historic monument in a historic city. The only building left after the Americans dropped the "Little Boy" atomic bomb August 6, 1945. By the end of 1945 about 140 000 of the....  more »
  • This well-maintained shell of the former 1914 Industrial Promotion Hall clearly shows the effects of the nearby Aug. 6, 1945, atomic blast. It is one of only a few structures not totally demolished...  more »
  • No matter where you stand on the Subject or what you though ahead of time, I cannot imagine anyone not finding it moving and thought-provoking - we did. Easy to get to (overlooking the River and...  more »
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  • There were so many cats at the site! Maybe local cats having a wonder? We saw different breeds on both days we visited it was very nice. The site was very clean and quiet. Respectful and able to sit and reflect on what happened here. So very important for the community.
  • This is one of the area to remind us that there should never be wars anymore. There are many memorial statues and buildings here, including the memorial peace museum. Take a walk in the morning, afternoon and evening to enjoy different views. Tram or street train are available within a short 10 minutes ride from Hiroshima station. Must visit area of Hiroshima
  • What a great experience! Was eerie standing there and envisioning the events that took place. To think the US specifically ordered their planes and troops not to damage Hiroshima weeks ahead of the A-bomb so that they could measure the destruction of the bomb after. Really worth visiting all the sites in Hiroshima! The Hiroshima Orizuru Tower and whole memorial park including museum is worth all the pennies!
  • A tragic part of history presented in such a beautiful, tranquil way really pushes home the whole pursuit of world peace. As the entire city represents so well. The smell of the ocean while taking in the building and surrounding space is a moment I think most people who visit will treasure and take with them. There are many great places to shop and eat around the park and the atmosphere is considerably less somber than I thought it would be. A must visit for any first timers in Japan!
  • A visit to the A-bomb Dome is a must if visiting Hiroshima. It’s hard to believe that there was much discussion about whether to preserve the ruined structure that (mostly) survived the 1945 A-bombing to remove it to allow the city to move on. Thankfully, the preservation argument prevailed and the iconic structure, surrounded by modern buildings, both serves as a memorial to the dead, a warning for future generations and and a symbol recovery. It’s worth going by the A-bomb Dome after dark when it is respectfully illuminated and there are fewer people around.

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