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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5.03 weeks ago
I’ve been here twice now, second occasion in the late evening and was very nice. A river is next to it which adds to the beauty of the area and is nice to see the building is well maintained. Toilets are very close by too and the dome is easy to access via tram. If you are within the Hiroshima area I recommend coming along to see and experience some great history.
4.0a month ago
Nice park. World heritage site in Japan. There’s a museum nearby too. Famous place to visit. Ruins worth seeing. Truly a historical site. Can take many pictures and also with varying angles. Many visitors around.
5.03 weeks ago
The skeletal remains of a building that withstood the force of an Atomic bomb. Very interesting to view from all side, and sits in a park along a river. Places to sit and some food stands near by. A great place to start before exploring the rest of Peace Park.
5.02 months ago
Probably the most iconic thing in the town. You should definitely see this building, as you do not have to pay anything (except maybe respect) and there is a well kept park nearby and a beautiful river. This building just makes one wonder how something like this can withstand the power of a nuclear weapon, especially as the plave where the bomb was dropped was just about 150 meters away. This is also a nice place to eat as there are many benches for sitting down.
5.03 weeks ago
We were not emotionally prepared when we set foot on the site. The building is a mute witness to human atrocities. You will be stopped from your walk as the building looks back to you.
While the site is almost always full of tourists, there is no other activity here aside from silence. There are plaques installed at the front, inscribed in major languages on what happened during that fateful day.
After our visit during the afternoon, we returned to the site by evening. At this time, the emotional impact of the place is more intense while being covered in silence. This is a must visit for anyone who has compassion for the victims of war, and the grim reminder in the hope that it will never happen again.
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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.