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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Airport/Sta.Hiroshima Airport (about 43.1km) Google Transit
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5.0in the last week
The perfect mix of history, culture, and nature.
(+) The actual dome is blocked off (no entry), but you can see a lot of the structure from the gates.
(+) The dome is lit up at night, so it's nice to see in the evening as well.
(+) It's a beautiful place to visit in all 4 seasons.
(+) Often, there are volunteers there who will teach tourists more about the history of the atomic bomb and people survival stories. It can be quite impactful and personal.
(+) The area around and across the dome is beautiful and peaceful.
5.02 months ago
It's a nice spot to relax for a bit.
Although, every time I pass by the dome I get goosebumps. I know about the history and it is very fascinating, and eerie the same time. Please come here in case you visit Hiroshima to think of all the people that lost their lives during war.
It's a reminder of not repeating history, and to be kind and friendly to each other ...no matter where you come from. :)
5.06 months ago
One of the most historic places of the modern world. A grim reminder of the destructive power of Atomic Bomb and demonstration of amazing power of human resolve to rebuild. A serene and beautiful place to visit. You can reach the park by tram number 2 or 6 from Hiroshima railway station in about 20 minutes.
5.0a year ago
I just stood and looked at this building around 20 minutes. It’s really hard to explain my feeling at that time, everything was so quiet with the sunset. Even local people or tourism talked like whispering to each other. I feel like this place has a magic which nobody can explain. If you are in Japan or travel there, I highly recommend Hiroshima.
5.02 months ago
Beautiful and powerful place with a great message. Definitely would recommend to visit.
However, the tourists were absolutely out of their minds. They were behaving inappropriately, yelling, laughing and posing in a suggestive way near the memorials.
I saw an American wearing a US Air Force hoodie.
Dear foreigners, let's behave well and respect this place.
Spot Reviews (2)
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.