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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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Kortrijk, Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is a place that everyone must visit in their lifetime. You need to know what impact the wars can have on civilians. This is the best example. It will change your thought process.

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is worthwhile seeing, this was about ground zero, the bomb went off 600 metres above and 160 metres away from here. The building has been left as a reminder to what happened here.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
64 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Peace Park has memorials built after the fact. The museum has some tangible artifacts of the bombing--scraps of children's clothing, roof tiles fried by the atomic blast--but the Dome is the pre-eminent mute witness to the force released in August 1945. The building was designed by a Czech architect, a citizen at the time of the Hapsburg empire. Humanity... More

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Geochang-gun, South Korea
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Bomb Dome is the place to reflect on how much has changed since the bomb was dropped. There are no activities as such here, but it is very well preserved and essential viewing in the city.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

The bomb dome is what most people can identify of what was left after the bomb, moving indeed to stand almost in the spot below where the largest weapon ever used was detonated. It's a sight I recall from a book I read as a child and it was eerie to stand beside it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

When I visited the bomb dome there were a whole bunch of students conducting some sort of a tribute/procession I noted all of them were in black, so I didn’t want to get in their way and moved to the other side to get a better look at the remnants of the building. It felt surreal standing, inspecting and looking... More

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Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

There is not much to see/do here but time to reflect on the horror of nuclear bombs which is shocking but also on how the Japanese have moved on and rebuilt this city. Well done them.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

An eerie reminder of the effects of war. The Atomic Bomb Dome stands as it did following the devastation of the bombing of Hiroshima.

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Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Such a poignant reminder of what happened here. We were captivated by it and visited several times. At night it is lit up which makes it so special.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Easy viewing and easy walk to other attractions. Great photographic opportunities from all angles. Use the hop on hop off bus to see all the attractions . Use your JR pass.

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