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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 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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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Hiroshima is such a beautiful city these days, it would be hard to believe the devastation that happened here if it weren't for the A-Bomb Dome standing out as a stark reminder. This is a good thing because you can see how far Hiroshima has come since those dark days. It's incredible to think the structure is still standing today... More

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This is one of the places in the world where you have to be to feel the place. We feel overwhelmed by the silence and the environment around us. You have to be there to feel ... There are no words, only emotions .....

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Berthoud, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

To think about the devastation that occurred here is beyond comprehension. This is a must see when in Hiroshima.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

It is a great example of human endeavour that Japan is what it is today when you see what they went through at the end of the WWII. However it is also a sad commentary of human behavior, that even after all this, an acceptable and preferred solution for conflict resolution is WAR! When will we ever learn!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Shows the results of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Very popular site on the rivers edge. Good photographs from opposite bank.

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Karachi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Being right here where it all happened back on Aug 6th1945 was amazing and extremely sad at the same time. The dome is a harsh reminder of all the devastation that was created during World War II. Emotions run high when you are here and it is a must see!

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Tortona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The iconic building, this is the only thing that bears witness to that fateful day 70 years ago. That day the destructive force unit to heat instantly wiped out everything within a radius of 9 km except this building remained until nowadays. It is now just a pile of rubble and too unsafe. Completely surrounded by a fence and a... More

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is amazing to see the dome and imagine what would have happened the day the bomb dropped. It is difficult to think an event like that could have happened, but definitely worth a visit.

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Nairn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This building deserves to be watched in silence. Put away cameras and phones and just think without saying any words.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Seeing the ruins of the dome gave me an eerie feeling as if I went back to the day the actual bombing happened but amazingly I also find the place very serene and relaxing. The place also feels like you are outside Japan due to quite a number of foreigners visiting the area especially from Europe.

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