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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  • This is the fourth visit. Always clean and ready to be washed even in no way feel healed?. Was able to bring his parents. She had red eyes.
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  • The dome is a sobering remainder of the awful power and responsibility we all have to ensure we never let the genie out of the bottle again. Everyone should visit the dome and the park at least once.  more »
  • To see this in person is an experience I won’t forget for a long time. No review should help make up your mind to see this or not, it’s just one of those things you need to experience for yourself. Th...  more »
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  • Being present at the foot of the Atomic Bomb Dome in a way brings a lot of sentiment to your heart, that sometimes you might have tears somewhat well-up for no particular reason. How the Japanese culture have risen up and retained this landmark consciously is noble and is definitely a must-see place to visit. The atmosphere surrounding the Bomb Dome is so serene, it's as if time stops and you become lost in the moment, beautiful in so many different ways.
  • A constant everlasting reminder of the capability we humans have to cause such destruction. Especially at night, you can really feel the serene atmosphere of the park. Very nicely designed park around the monument. Safe to have a visit at anytime, even in the night.Clearly written memorials in multiple languages for everyone. Stating the historical value of such an important monument. You’ll still see flowers laid around the park in remembrance of the casualties on that horrific day decades and generations ago. A definite must go for anyone visiting the City of Hiroshima.
  • This is an amazing spot to visit and a stark reminder of how crazy the human race is. To think that this much destruction and deaf could be caused by humans against humans really makes you think about what the world is all about and why we can't all just get along. The peace memorials which are just across the river from this site are also a really good visit.
  • Beautiful place, it's definitely worth seeing especially if you like your history. It's a very peaceful and touching place. Seeing the dome itself is a different experience.I remember learning about the atomic bomb in school so being able to see this just brought back everything I learned.
  • The Park was massive yet it was clean and not overcrowded. Tourist feel safe and it was well maintained. The atmosphere was relaxing and people around are friendly and nice. There was a city wifi available so it was more better. You can capture every moment and upload it right away. Though i miss the chance to see the museum in the park, it was all worthwhile.
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