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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  • Amazing to see the damaged building that has become such an iconic image for the atomic bomb. There is a fence around the structure but you can go close up and photograph it. Must see! 
  • The ground zero passes hit if you don't pay close attention. There is only one card in the middle of the sidewalk that can pass completely unnoticed. Believe in google maps and search for her.
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  • I found this simple plaque on the footpath of a nondescript little street the most moving moment of our visit to Hiroshima. The Dome and the Peace Park and Museum each had their own impact but the sim...  more »
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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.