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Atomic Bomb Dome

1-10 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0051 , Japan
+81 82-47-738
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Ranked #3 of 49 attractions in Hiroshima
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Traveler Description: This is obviously a must to visit when in Hiroshima.  It is being preserved for perpetuity and that is a very good thing.  As well as seeing it in... more »
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Paris, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is worth to see, read the history of that day, see the nearby tribut of kids leaving thousands of origamis to commemorate a girl who died as a result of sickness after the atomic attack. Walk around the park and see the flame. Next is a shopping district that offers a good shopping and restaurants

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I think that at some stage in our lives we should all pay a visit to either Hiroshima or Nagasaki, to think that so many people paid the ultimate price it truly is worth paying your respects, I also believe that the more people that witness the atrocities of war it may be prevented in the future, please go to... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I have seen photos of this structure throughout my life, yet I was in awe to see it in person. It is one of only a few structures built with concrete and steel that have any portions remaining following the atomic bomb blast that leveled the mostly wooden structures that were standing prior to the explosion. The remains are within... More

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Ottawa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It's well kept and fascinating to see a real part of history just... there. If you're in Hiroshima, this should be a stop on your way to or from the museum itself.

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Canberra, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
39 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This dome serves well as a memorial of the horror of Hiroshima. The site is well preserved and presented to maintain the original appearance after the bomb. You only need a short visit but it's worthwhile.

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Boise, Idaho
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The foresight that led to retaining this edifice for future generations to see was extraordinary. Our seventh grade son discussed this photo in school; we grew up with its imagery in our minds. To see it is surreal. Must see in Hiroshima.

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Jakarta
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Gembaku Domu is a Unesco World Heritage site. It is a symbol of destruction that serves as a reminder of the tragedy of war and the danger of nuclear weapon. The Dome is located in the Peace Memorial Park, and there is also a museum nearby. The Dome itself is a preserved ruined building that would give chills down... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited just a few weeks before the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Horishima. I recommend visiting the A-Bomb Dome with a combined trip to the museum to learn about the history of the building and what happened on that fateful day. I didn't really know what to expect, but I was incredibly moved by the experience of being... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It is strange to come across a place you know so well from all the pictures and stories from Hiroshima, and still have such a strong impact when standing right in front of it. It is very confronting seeing the sheer power with which the bomb destroyed the steel structures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very easy access. really interesting, sad- combined with the museum was very emotional. Glad we went

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