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Ground Zero, Hiroshima

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Monument Tourist Spot
The first ever atomic bomb exploded some 600 m (1,968 ft) above Ground Zero, sending radioactive heat waves of 3-4,000 C (5,432-7,232 F) down below. Feel the ultimate spot of destruction, the epicenter of havoc wrought by the atmoic bomb on a city hitherto undamaged by war. Now displaying a marble slab with a US military photo of the destruction, the site serves as a chilling and sobering reminder of the effects of war. Leaning against the huge modern structure of Shima Hospital, some 180 m (590 ft) from the Atomic Bomb Dome, the spot makes a worthwhile stop during a tour of the area's memorials. Make Ground Zero a centerpiece of your Hiroshima vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hiroshima family vacation planner.
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  • This is in a street about a block from the river and across the street from a hospital. It a stone marker marking the hypocenter of the A bomb. Really not much to see or go out of your way to find.  more »
  • Tracked this spot down and was glad I did. A small street a a short distance from the dome makes you realise the extent of the devastation and how this city has risen from the ruins to be the vibrant ...  more »
  • The exact place of the devastation if the A bomb during the second world war being depicted in this place that one should see in Life time  more »