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Address: 1-10 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051 , Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 82-47-738
Description: This skeleton of a building is all that remains in the area where the...
This skeleton of a building is all that remains in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on August 6, 1945, and serves as a symbol of both the horrors of atomic war and the hope for world peace.
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Shame it is covered in scaffolding

I know that it needs to be preserved and it is necessary but it is a bit disappointing. I was really looking forward to visiting this piece of history but you cant see much of it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I know that it needs to be preserved and it is necessary but it is a bit disappointing. I was really looking forward to visiting this piece of history but you cant see much of it as it is buried under scaffolding. Don't get me wrong it is necessary but disappointing nonetheless

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A landscape which survived in WWII atomic bomb attack. It is located beside the river, the scene looks pretty nice. However, it was under construction while we visited this Feb.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Despite the dome being scaffolded it still stood as a powerful reminder of what occurred. The impact is even more so because of the surrounding area which was serene and seemingly untouched by any disaster. In my mind it was also a testament to the determination of the people of Hiroshima.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The skeleton of building was under restoration in Dec 2014, for a safety survey which ran every 3 years. Though could not catch the best scene of this historical site, the power of human destruction was deeply revealed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I went at the end of December, but the dome was being analyzed so that was really the only downside. Definitely a must when visiting Hiroshima as this is such a big part in all of the locals lives. Plan atleast a half day, if not full, to visit this part of the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Modern day Hiroshima could be like any other city. Nearly sixty years after the Abomb, the City is thriving. The decision to leave the remnants of the building as a permanent monument and reminder was a good one. Although there are other places in Hiroshima with plaques that commemorate what had been there, there is no substitute for seeing this... More 

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Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was under construction while we were there, but we could still see what damage had been done. It was a very good reminder of the horrible things that happened there in the otherwise lively and beautiful city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A humbling and very moving sight that is probably 'the' best known symbol of the first destructive use of the atomic bomb. It is incredible, that even though the epicentre of the explosion was almost directly above the dome, and everyone inside was killed, the building was one of the very few left standing, and it serves as an important... More 

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Fort Hood, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The dome was under renovation while we were there, but still impacting to see. The only thing I would change is I would put more than one "photo display" around the dome. There were quite a few people waiting to see the display.

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Moranbah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This famous imagery is something that needs to be seen to really understand the power of the atomic bomb which went off nearby. Seeing it in person is a great way to visualize the destructive force of what occurred here.

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