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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5.0in the last week
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
Worth a visit if you are in Hiroshima. There is a tram that stops just outside. Go at night to avoid the crowds. It is a well lit area and looks spectacular and slightly eerie I'm the dark.
If you are looking for a place to eat there is a nice Italian cafe down the road serving local oysters.
4.02 weeks ago
Serene place to contemplate life. It showed the nasty effect of an atomic bomb on a city. It was a bone chilling experience, walking by the museum displays. The memorial is very calm, peaceful and well preserved. There is also the famous building remains nearby, which was the only surviving piece of object from the explosion. The building survived since it was directly under the atomic bomb, hence was not in the cone of destruction of the bomb. Try to go during Sakura season to see beautiful cherry blossoms along the pathway to the memorial.
5.0a week ago
Definitely a must see in Hiroshima. This is probably the most famous A-bomb land mark. It is easy to find and get to visit public transit or walking. You can walk all the way around it to get complete views outside of a barrier fence. When we arrived it was really easy to get clear pictures without many tourists in the way. The peace memorial park on the island offers great views back to the dome across the river. Also the Hiroshima Orizuru observation Tower offers excellent views from above right beside the dome for a fee. There are information placards at the dome itself as well as lots more information in the peace memorial museum.
There are lots of things to see very close to this. Don't miss the hypocenter of the bomb just a block or two away.
4.02 weeks ago
Very humble experience seeing this landmark. A must visit attraction if you stop by in Hiroshima. Spend time at the nearby peace museum where artifacts from families affected by the bomb are on display.
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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.