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 months ago
There were so many cats at the site! Maybe local cats having a wonder? We saw different breeds on both days we visited it was very nice. The site was very clean and quiet. Respectful and able to sit and reflect on what happened here. So very important for the community.
5.02 months ago
A visit to the A-bomb Dome is a must if visiting Hiroshima.
It’s hard to believe that there was much discussion about whether to preserve the ruined structure that (mostly) survived the 1945 A-bombing to remove it to allow the city to move on.
Thankfully, the preservation argument prevailed and the iconic structure, surrounded by modern buildings, both serves as a memorial to the dead, a warning for future generations and and a symbol recovery.
It’s worth going by the A-bomb Dome after dark when it is respectfully illuminated and there are fewer people around.
4.03 months ago
It's probably the most revered, somber memorial park in all of Japan.
When you stop to think just what happened here in 1945, it's almost unbelievable Japan was almost blown off the world map.
But now Hiroshima is so beautiful and peaceful, it's hard to imagine the indescribable horror and suffering that occurred here.
I think this park should be preserved so that we may never forget those events of long ago.
5.03 months ago
What a great experience! Was eerie standing there and envisioning the events that took place. To think the US specifically ordered their planes and troops not to damage Hiroshima weeks ahead of the A-bomb so that they could measure the destruction of the bomb after. Really worth visiting all the sites in Hiroshima! The Hiroshima Orizuru Tower and whole memorial park including museum is worth all the pennies!
5.03 months ago
A haunting shell of a building dragging you back to a darker time. Regardless of whether the decision was right or wrong none of us should forget the history to what lead to such an event and the tenacity of the people who emerged from it and tried to rebuild their city. The site has been presented tastefully and remains purely a bookmark in the pages of history for future generations to turn to and learn from.
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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.