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
A recommended place to visit. Amazing to see that this structure still remained after the bomb was dropped. Surrounding the dome there are many beautiful parks. I would also recommend renting a bicycle and cycling around the area. Recommended!
5.0in the last week
Sobering reminder of the destruction humans are capable of. It is definitely recommended that you visit this place. The nearby peace memorial park is also a must. When we visited, there were several school groups learning about the history and they paid their respects and wished for peace. When you visit, please be respectful. Even though it is an outdoor/public area, there are many people there who are need a moment of silence.
5.02 weeks ago
Seeing this dome in person was definitely life changing. In the past, I had only seen lots of photos taken from the same exact angle, making it seem like this unattainable post card back drop. Seeing it in person let me see the small details, the different perspectives, the harsh reality. There was also a crane perched on top of the dome, a wonderful sight after being surrounded by so many paper cranes as well.
5.0a week ago
An iconic feature, the remnants of a once solid building but reduced to ruins, after the atomic bomb. Quite sad but yet a good experience to see, personally the aftermath of war. Appreciate and glad to know that the Japanese Govt has managed to up keep this place, well.
A strong recommendation to visit this site. An awesome but yet, a humbling sight!
5.03 weeks ago
Just what it looks like in the photos I saw in the past. It's very humbling place, reminding you of he horror of the war.
The place is of course filled with tourists. There are nice parks nearby to enjoy music, coffee, open air and so on.
You can take a stroll or sit and just watch passersby.
It's definitely a world heritage to preserve.
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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.