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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 #4 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

To see what an atomic bomb can do to a building and by visiting the nearby Peace Musuem, one can see what "the bomb" can do to a city and its populace. History has been the judge of the awful events leading up to and following that fateful day on 6 August 1945 but anyone will feel compelled and deeply... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is certainly one of those places where you need to be there to fully understand the gravity of emotions that the Atomic Bomb Dome stirs. This poignant reminder of Hiroshima's ground zero is one our family will never forget.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This building survived and stands now as an emblem for the endurance of human spirit, even in the face of human atrocity. This was the first memorial that we encountered in Hiroshima and perhaps had more impact because of that. Despite its physical separation, it is the intentional focus of the Peace Park across the river. Before heading across the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Views of the building explain it all. Gives you a real view of what the city must have looked like and changed to in a matter of seconds.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Your first stop when touring Hiroshima. I'm glad the city preserved this site as a reminder for future generations.

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A must see of the past to ensure it does not occur in the future. The A-Bomb Dome, also known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, is what remains of the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. The building served as a location to promote Hiroshima's industries. When the bomb exploded, it was one of the few buildings to remain standing, and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The building is an important reminder of what happened. Since it's basically a skeleton it makes you a bit sad.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Considering what they had just been through, it was a brilliant piece of foresight by the Hiroshima people / government to keep this building, or at least it's remains, standing to mark the atomic bomb which was dropped in 1945.

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Hiroshima, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

You should visit this area if you hope world peace. You'll think about War & Peace when you look this Dome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Plan your visit to Hiroshima by starting at the Atomic Dome - a good jolt to make you appreciate what happened here all those years ago! The A Dome or to give its correct name the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall is essentially a wrecked building and is left untouched with railings to stop anyone accessing the actual building. The hypocentre... More

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