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Address: 1-5-25 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 82-242-7831
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Not the dome building, a simple plaque by the hospital, worth hunting down

A small, simple, obelisk plaque next to the hospital which may be hard to find expecially if you are expecting a building or something bigger. Worth tracking down, many people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

When you stand here it is impossible to imagine that 70 years ago the world's first atomic bomb was exploded nearby. You see the photographs and read or hear the survivors' stories. But your brain/eyes just can't reconcile the beauty today with the destruction then. The A-Bomb Dome helps to remind you but even that iconic building seems artistic. Take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A small, simple, obelisk plaque next to the hospital which may be hard to find expecially if you are expecting a building or something bigger. Worth tracking down, many people have incorrectly reviewed the dome building, this is a very simply plaque but all the more worth finding.

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Sullivan, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A most interesting memorial to the experience of the first atomic bomb dropped almost exactly 70 years ago on Hiroshima. The building shell is eloquent and there are lots of explanatory signs around it, in a setting with many different monuments to the bomb victims, survivors, and to peace as a concept. The museum located elsewhere in the park offers... More 

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Mooresville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Should be required for every human to visit this place of horror and hope. How far we've come but how far we still have to go.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A place to reflect. It is not the site itself but the thoughts and imaginings it generates which make it special. Not the easiest spot to locate, but some persistence pays off.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have never given 4 stars to a small plaque on a street before. With the dome you can see what happened, here you stand and imagine. You look up and think "if I was standing here on this spot 70 years ago...". Worth tracking down if you are moved, touched or just in awe of what happened here. It... More 

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Orange City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was the center of destruction on that fateful day. To stand on this spot and imagine that 70 years ago, 2,000 feet directly overhead, the first nuclear weapon in the history of mankind exploded over an unsuspecting city is a very sobering experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As a Christian, I sadly bow my head and asked G_D to forgive and to bless those who perished unnecessarily.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Not a great deal to see here but definately a must do on any visit to Hiroshima Little bit of information to read but really quite moving to stand actually on the spot of ground zero

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Nothing much to see - just a plaque describing the location - but nevertheless a must see for its significance in modern history. Remember to also visit the Peace Memorial Museum for a full understanding of the event of that fateful day.

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