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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 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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

People want to know. Is it worth it? I hate that comment. If you are prepared to open your soul and inhale the cruelty of man then it is WORTH it. If you want to snap pictures to say you were there, well I guess it was WORTH it too. Are you getting my point? I was very fortune to... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It's the memorable which is worth to visit once. The Dome itself can tell much about how severe the city was when the bomb was dropped. This building contained lots of sadness of Hiroshima people. It taught me a lot about how bad the war is, and how important the peace is. Pay a visit here to learn something you'll... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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54 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I've read about Hiroshima and the end of the war, but seeing the dome brings it home and makes it devastatingly real.

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Paris, France
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It is worth to see, read the history of that day, see the nearby tribut of kids leaving thousands of origamis to commemorate a girl who died as a result of sickness after the atomic attack. Walk around the park and see the flame. Next is a shopping district that offers a good shopping and restaurants

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I think that at some stage in our lives we should all pay a visit to either Hiroshima or Nagasaki, to think that so many people paid the ultimate price it truly is worth paying your respects, I also believe that the more people that witness the atrocities of war it may be prevented in the future, please go to... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have seen photos of this structure throughout my life, yet I was in awe to see it in person. It is one of only a few structures built with concrete and steel that have any portions remaining following the atomic bomb blast that leveled the mostly wooden structures that were standing prior to the explosion. The remains are within... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's well kept and fascinating to see a real part of history just... there. If you're in Hiroshima, this should be a stop on your way to or from the museum itself.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This dome serves well as a memorial of the horror of Hiroshima. The site is well preserved and presented to maintain the original appearance after the bomb. You only need a short visit but it's worthwhile.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The foresight that led to retaining this edifice for future generations to see was extraordinary. Our seventh grade son discussed this photo in school; we grew up with its imagery in our minds. To see it is surreal. Must see in Hiroshima.

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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Gembaku Domu is a Unesco World Heritage site. It is a symbol of destruction that serves as a reminder of the tragedy of war and the danger of nuclear weapon. The Dome is located in the Peace Memorial Park, and there is also a museum nearby. The Dome itself is a preserved ruined building that would give chills down... More

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