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. By using our Hiroshima trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Atomic Bomb Dome and other attractions in Hiroshima.
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  • A very chilling reminder of the exact spot where 600 meters above ground the first nuclear bomb exploded.  more »
  • Today there were two people who were descendants of people who survived the bomb and the beauty of it all was that there were not there to ask for money or selling anything but to share their story. A...  more »
  • This is a solemn place to reflect about man’s inhumanity to man and our ability to overcome it a move on. It is inspiring that people of Hiroshima have turned this site into a place of reflection for ...  more »
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  • It was the most profound experiences of my life. It is one thing to read and watch on TV the horrors of Atomic bomb, but to actually see and hear from survivers is surreal. I will never forget, and I truly hope the world doesn't. The people of this city are beyond amazing, they are friendly (I have never seen such hospitality before and I have traveled to many countries and cities), kind and make you appreciate and be happy to visit this wonderful place.
  • Well kept and cared for area. It is an amazing and must see site for any tourist. It is a truly inspiring and emotion provoking experience. It is a short walk from the Peace Park and there are a number of places to stop for a break, food and drinks. There are also a number of volunteers around to ask questions.
  • What a unique experience. Really opened my eyes to the extent of what happened in Hiroshima. Around the building is often a guide with free books you can read for more in depth look into the events which took place here before.
  • Educational, thought provoking, moving, angering, saddening . All things to attribute to the location of the world’s first nuclear/atomic weapon use. A prescient and critical reminder of what horrors the human mind is capable of if given the tools and authority to enact its more primal urges. A monument to just how terrible people can be to each other. And more importantly, how too much nationalism can invoke the worst in humanity. Even more important given today’s global political climate.
  • A landmark and nice sightseeing spot, especially with the peace park, the museum and the memorial near by. Go there to learn more about history and / or just a stroll in a lovely and relaxant park. It’s also worth a visit at night since the dome and the park have nice lightings.
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