Atomic Bomb Dome

Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima

Atomic Bomb Dome
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Siddharth B
Seattle, WA546 contributions
Sep 2019
For everyone visiting Hiroshima, I'd definitely recommend Peace Museum. However after exiting from there I didn't feel the impact I was expecting of shock and sorrow. However when I saw this dome perfectly aligned at the exit of the peace monument and walked towards it, the raw emotions became more real as here was a building very close to the epicenter which was the lone survivor of the bomb which hasn't been demolished. I learnt about the history of this building, the calls to demolish this as it reminded locals of the trauma of the bombing. This building standing tall as it was just after the bomb is looking straight into history- the horror part of it. I'd definitely recommend to walk till here if you're already at the Peace Museum.
Written January 4, 2020
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Rob
Cape Town, South Africa220 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you plan on walking through the Peace Park, you won’t miss the Atomic Bomb Dome. I’d recommend going to the museum first to see the history behind it and then seeing it. This way, it’s a lot more realistic.

It’s quite a site to see and experience and you’ll just take in so much while standing outside taking pics. There’s a 360° view of it, so be sure to walk across the river and behind it as you’ll get some great pics when walking around.
Written January 19, 2020
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,105 contributions
Oct 2019
This well-maintained shell of the former 1914 Industrial Promotion Hall clearly shows the effects of the nearby Aug. 6, 1945, atomic blast. It is one of only a few structures not totally demolished in the immediate 1.9-mile area. The building remains my most vivid recollection of the monuments and memorials I saw when visiting Hiroshima's Peace Park in October 2019. I found it to be amazing that any part of the 4-story structure, topped by a steel dome, and just 525 feet from ground zero, survived. The same cannot be said for the people inside. They died instantly and fire destroyed the interior.

Atomic Bomb Dome stands behind a low fence, across the Motoyasu River, away from the main part of the Peace Park. It is a true landmark and impossible to miss in the distance. We reached the building by ambling down a wide walking path, shared with many others. Information signs in English give many details about what happened here. My initial impression was pure horror, which slowly changed to the hope for world peace and the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide.
Written September 22, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,193 contributions
Dec 2019
It's so eerie to see just the dome of this building as a survivor and reminder of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. I read on the plaque that all the other buildings that were damaged from the bombing were demolished and then it came time to destroy this one and while some people were for destroying it because it reminded them too much of the pain and the war, others petitioned to save it and keep it as a reminder of what happened. I am glad it is there for people to visit and see.

The Dome Building is located by the water. It is a peaceful area inside the large Peace Park.

A definitely must see if you are in Hiroshima.
Written January 11, 2020
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Elisabethmh
Oslo, Norway567 contributions
Nov 2019
The Atomic Bomb Dome is a historic monument in a historic city. The only building left after the Americans dropped the "Little Boy" atomic bomb August 6, 1945. By the end of 1945 about 140 000 of the citys 300 000 inhabitants were dead. In 1996, the damaged building was registered as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. I will definitely reccomend a visit to see the atomic bomb dome. It is a place for reflection. May it never ever happen again!
Written October 8, 2020
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PEili K
Singapore, Singapore1,686 contributions
Feb 2020
A walk around this site will leave one with sadness and what's more when it rains heavily while walking around the site. The damage of buildings and the emotion cause to the local shows how powerful this nuclear bomb has cause and of course, there were never be a repeat of it anymore. With the sadness and coldness, it s a place to visit. To World Peace!
Written February 23, 2020
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naihpos
Singapore, Singapore1,999 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
U can either take the streetcar from Hiroshima station or u can purchase the ticket for the local sightseeing bus (free if u have the jr pass). Bus stop 2 shinkansen entrance. Walking distance to the memorial park and also the shopping street..
Written January 14, 2020
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treesrgreenie
Adelaide, Australia173 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
A walk around this building leaves you with great sadness. It is a stark and powerful symbol of what nuclear weapons can do. It is so important to have this structure here to remind us of what happened and hopefully never to happen again. It is definitely worth visiting in the beautiful city of Hiroshima. There is an eerie quietness despite people around as we all reflect on this tragic event. Definitely emotional.
Written February 17, 2020
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Harald Gracholski
Cologne, Germany6,802 contributions
Oct 2019
Hiroshima is mostly known for its nuclear war related history and unfortunately not for the buzzing, cool city it today really is. People back home are still surprised when I tell them that Hiroshima is a safely visitable place and one definitely definitely worth it. Having mentioned its flourishing present times and surely great future, is it also important to remember the things that should not be repeated (anywhere in the world) and the atomic bomb dome is one of those symbols. It really is a quiet, yet captivating site that can't and shouldn't be missed. Sadly famous, but still very much valuable as the memorial it serves as today.
Written April 8, 2020
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Shamza21
Johannesburg, South Africa88 contributions
Sep 2019
The dome was the only building that survived the atomic bomb drop in 1945. Definitely a piece of history for the city.

Easy to get to this and there are several other attractions in the area within walking distance. There are information boards all around the site.
Written January 5, 2020
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