World Heritage: Atomic Bomb Dome4.8
At the north end of 12-hector Peace Memorial Park, the shell of a domed building has been left standing since August 6th, 1945. This structure was the only surviving building after the atomic bomb exploded 600 meters above, and is the most renowned symbol of Hiroshima and a testament to what happened here. The rubble and debris inside of it still remains there.
The place, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, is beautifully lit up at night near the river. It is recommended to visit the nearby memorial museum for more context and explanation. Take a tram from Hiroshima Station for 15 minutes to get off outside this building.
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5.02 weeks ago
Tourist or not, a must visit in Japan. At the time the museum was closed for renovations but the point of the park is more of a solemn and 'peaceful' walk through it observing the contrast from the war.
Take the JR loop buses from Hiroshima station, orange, lemon and green.
Avoid the red on the way back unless you want to visit another museum and takes much longer than the green or yellow.
Take about 3 hours max to enjoy.
5.0in the last week
I have opinions to pursue the responsibility of the war for America.
America, Britain, China, and the Dutch stopped selling Iron ore, Steel and Oil to Japan in 1940.
You must understand that Japan had an enormous population of nearly 80 million people, crowded into 4 islands.
It was about half a farm population. The other half was engaged in industry.
Potentially the labor pool in Japan, both in quantity and quality, is as good as anything that I have ever known.
Some place down the line they have discovered what you might call the dignity of labor, that men are happier when they are working and constructing than when they are idling.
This enormous capacity for work meant that they had to have something to work on.
They built the factories, they had the labor, but they didn't have the basic materials.
There is practically nothing indigenous to Japan except the silkworm.
They lack cotton, they lack wool, they lack petroleum products, they lack tin, they lack rubber, they lack a great many other things, all of which was in the Asiatic basin.
They feared that if those supplies were cut off, there would be 10 to 12 million people unoccupied in Japan.
Their purpose, therefore, in going to war was largely dictated by security.
5.02 weeks ago
Probably the most moving place I've ever visited. I strongly recommend visiting it. The rounded room represent the area after the bomb explosion and it has a strong emotional impact. It should be a mandatory visit for all high school teenagers in the world
5.04 weeks ago
Though the bomb damage is long gone, replaced by a beautiful well kept park, the place remains a stark reminder of one of the darkest days in human history. Survivors can often be found on the banks of the river, eager to tell their tales of that day. The sadako, children's memorial, and museum are must see locations. Walking through the rock garden to visit boulders delivered from around the world, "here is a piece of our land to help rebuild yours", is also worth your time.
4.0a month ago
Visited this important historical site and enjoyed the peaceful environment.
Although there are railings enclosing the building, the damage caused by atomic blast can still be easily seen.
If you are in the area, do walk to The T shaped bridge and go to the memorial museum for a better understanding of the bombing that happened in Hiroshima.
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A-bomb dome, and other many monuments in Hiroshima Peace merorial park tell you how the bomb destoryed and damaged the city and people there, but also how the city has recovered from the ashes and where it is heading for and its aim.It i...
A-bomb dome, and other many monuments in Hiroshima Peace merorial park tell you how the bomb destoryed and damaged the city and people there, but also how the city has recovered from the ashes and where it is heading for and its aim.It is worth visiting and it will be the most memorable trip in your life.Read moreClose
Hiroshima is the city where the first atomic bomb was dropped and explored in the world. Looking up the A-bomb Dome and visiting the Peace Memorial Museum teach us how precious the world peace is. Your private local guide can tell yo...
Hiroshima is the city where the first atomic bomb was dropped and explored in the world. Looking up the A-bomb Dome and visiting the Peace Memorial Museum teach us how precious the world peace is.
Your private local guide can tell you the stories which are not on the ordinary guide books.