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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5.0a week ago
Tourist or not, a must visit in Japan. At the time the museum was closed for renovations but the point of the park is more of a solemn and 'peaceful' walk through it observing the contrast from the war.
Take the JR loop buses from Hiroshima station, orange, lemon and green.
Avoid the red on the way back unless you want to visit another museum and takes much longer than the green or yellow.
Take about 3 hours max to enjoy.
5.02 weeks ago
Probably the most moving place I've ever visited. I strongly recommend visiting it. The rounded room represent the area after the bomb explosion and it has a strong emotional impact. It should be a mandatory visit for all high school teenagers in the world
5.03 weeks ago
Though the bomb damage is long gone, replaced by a beautiful well kept park, the place remains a stark reminder of one of the darkest days in human history. Survivors can often be found on the banks of the river, eager to tell their tales of that day. The sadako, children's memorial, and museum are must see locations. Walking through the rock garden to visit boulders delivered from around the world, "here is a piece of our land to help rebuild yours", is also worth your time.
4.0a month ago
Visited this important historical site and enjoyed the peaceful environment.
Although there are railings enclosing the building, the damage caused by atomic blast can still be easily seen.
If you are in the area, do walk to The T shaped bridge and go to the memorial museum for a better understanding of the bombing that happened in Hiroshima.
5.02 weeks ago
Always an educational and thought-provoking experience. I've been here multiple times and never would turn down another chance. Lovely park atmosphere with terrifying history.
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.