Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Hypocenter (Ground Zero), Hiroshima

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
The first ever atomic bomb exploded some 600 m (1,968 ft) above Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Hypocenter (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 Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Hypocenter (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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  • If you're in the area, to me, it's a must see. I was bit overwhelmed by the reality of being on the site. 
  • So sad and humbling and why why did this have to be? So very interesting and learned a lot of history that I was not aware of. 
  • This is hidden away down a side street. Not much to see just a plague however it's a pretty significant sight really in world history 
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