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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 #2 of 50 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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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Not a lot to it but the picture speaks more than a thousand words. Nice to see something that looks very realistic of what was left. Well kept hedges and lawn with high black railings around at to the drama of the site in the park.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

an amazing initial view as we walked down the memorial gardens. Seeing the before and after photos made the dome more incredible. It's hard to articulate how you feel when you view these things. I was overcome with a heavy feeling of sadness for all the suffering endured. The entire area is a must see.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Clearly it was this site that brought us to Hiroshima. A lot of feelings are felt as you walk by, observe and think about history. While there are many people visiting at once from different beliefs, cultures and theories of this event, overall there is no level of disrespect for anyone who visits. Sometimes the older Japanese will looks mysteriously... More

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15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

As a monument to the blast, it has been kept very well. A terrible reminder of the power of atomic weapons and of how destructive wars can be. Worth stopping by here on the way to / from the Peace Museum.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Reflects mans inhumanity to man. Just a quick walk from the hotel Sunroute and then head over to the museum

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

You cant visit Hiroshima without a visit here, this piece of history is very emotional and thought prevoking, it is at the peace park and museum location so dont miss this either

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Perth, Australia
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It is unbelievable that that is building survived the atomic blast. It is located in a beautiful park at the back end of the Peace Memorial Museum. We visited the Dome first however I think most people would have a better understanding of how is Dome survived the blast by visiting the Museum first. I understand that is lit up... More

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Espoo
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218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The Atomic Bomb Dome gets 5 stars because of its significance. As a "tourist" site it is rather trivial, just a half demolished building. But all of us must stand, stare, and think about what caused the war, how it grew, how it ended, and the unimaginable suffering for the hibakusha, the bomb victims. Should bomb have been dropped or... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

you definitely have to visit this place to understand how man can destroy himself. learn from mistakes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It is very impressive and emotional to be at that spot... To see the pictures and the place there. Just no words that can describe the human and what we are able to....

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