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“The Dome” 5 of 5 stars
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Atomic Bomb Dome
1-10 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051 , Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 82-47-738
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Owner description: This skeleton of a building is all that remains in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on August 6, 1945, and serves as a symbol of both the horrors of atomic war and the hope for world peace.
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“The Dome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Atomic Bomb Dome is situated near Ground Zero of the bombing. It has become a symbol of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. You are able to see the devastation caused by the bomb and how the force of it affected the buildings structure. The dome is situated by the street car station Genbaku Dome-Mae. From the dome you can visit the other memorials of the Hiroshima Peace Park.

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“This is why you came to Hiroshima”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

A sight not-to-be-missed which you will not miss either, because this is probably the reason why you come to Hiroshima. Amidst total devastation, this building stood erected with the dome frame still intact. This is because the atomic bomb exploded right above it, and the pressure was vertically down from above, hence the walls were still in place.

From the main JR station, you will need to catch a street car (cable car for US citizens, tram for Aussie) at 150 yen each way. you can pay on the car, the conductor will have change for you.

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“Things one must do in Hiroshima”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

This is a place everybody
should visit.Spend some time there and reflect on the stupidity of man to let this type of thing happen. When in Hiroshima, please take the time to go to Minyajima,one of the most peaceful places in japan.The views of the giant O-Tori gate are magnificent,especially at high tide,Make the island a must do when in Hiroshima.

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“See the Dome at night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Saw the Dome during the day, but is more impressive at night the lighting is used to great effect. It is a stark reminder

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“Just a walk by will do”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The museum will offer a more extensive explanation of the dome. Just a walk by will give you a feel for it.

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