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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  • It is just the remaining ruins of a building, but it does tell a story. It's a miracle it survived the nearby blast and fortunately has been preserved so future generations can visit and remember.  more »
  • Feel the horror of nuclear times look and look again. And to repeatedly imagine devastation happened 70 years ago on Dome, motoyasu River.
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  • Choose a summer trip like the original season, and meet a lot of foreign people to witness the history, the history of the original explosion is really shocking, although it has been a period of time from the end of the two wars, but the blackened building in front of us, still scared to the eye, now everyone is not a low head to pray, is silent picture, And the people who are going to share the time when they always give it to the visitors, I choose to put down the flowers silently and hope that the human species will remember the training and no nuclear disaster will happen.
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  • If you love history it's one of the most visit sites on your list. You'll get good shots during the day and the museum is also open for viewing but during the night the park gives a different kind of atmosphere. It's just so hard to describe that feeling but I did get the chills ( good kind) walking around the dark memorial park.
  • Really feel what happened in the war. The remains of this building are historic and symbolic. New Hiroshima against these ruins is a great memento of your trip to Hiroshima.
  • 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.
  • Visiting the dome is more of an educational trip. You'll pass by many signs that will explain each important structure or statue. Take lots of photos and check the park as well.

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Where to stay in Hiroshima

The majority of places to stay in Hiroshima concentrate in the areas surrounding the train station, the memorial museum and park, and a couple of main boulevards. Here you can find basic, comfortable, and clean hostels, dozens of mid-range business hotels, and a couple of pricier four- and five-star international chains, all of which offer easy access to any of the sights in this compact city. For an adventurous and very affordable overnight stay in Hiroshima, you can even sleep in private pods attached to the train station's south side.
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