Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Hypocenter (Ground Zero), Hiroshima
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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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  • They have torn down and built new here instead to preserve the site. The only thing there is to see is what is shown on the photo, which is the appropriation of a modern House on a type back street, a disappointment. Visit rather than Atomic Park next door.
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  • Only worth finding this place if one is walking through the Park of peace and not deviate by a few minutes and walk a couple of blocks to see the exact place cares on which the bomb exploded to 700 meters of height. The visit to the exact place not takes more than a few minutes and is only a pause for reflection inside
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  • be has 600 m under the impact of the first atomic bomb lance on a city's emotionally strong enough. the explanation at the Museum full well that's awful piece of history human (or inhuman)
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  • The hypocenter is different from the Atomic Bomb Dome Building . This is where Japanese scientists concluded the bomb went off above. It is a short distance from the Atomic Dome. A 4 foot marker signifies the spot with a short summary in English as well in Japanese. Must see for History buffs.
  • A must do.