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
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.
5.03 months ago
This is one of the area to remind us that there should never be wars anymore. There are many memorial statues and buildings here, including the memorial peace museum. Take a walk in the morning, afternoon and evening to enjoy different views. Tram or street train are available within a short 10 minutes ride from Hiroshima station. Must visit area of Hiroshima
5.0a month 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 tragic part of history presented in such a beautiful, tranquil way really pushes home the whole pursuit of world peace. As the entire city represents so well. The smell of the ocean while taking in the building and surrounding space is a moment I think most people who visit will treasure and take with them. There are many great places to shop and eat around the park and the atmosphere is considerably less somber than I thought it would be. A must visit for any first timers in Japan!
5.02 weeks 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.
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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.