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Atomic Bomb Dome

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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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1-10 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If the idea of a nuclear war seems remote and abstract, a visit to Hiroshima will cure anyone of that. The stark image of this bombed building with the memorial grave to the people who died instantly inside it can't help but fill the viewer...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Entering the city of Hiroshima, you are met with life and vitality. People are bustling about through large buildings and malls. We walked to the Atomic Bomb Dome and met with solemn tranquility and respect. This structure serves to remind visitors and locals the terrifying...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

In my opinion, this is a must see. This is a reminder of what mankind can do to itself. It's a good opportunity to reflect and just think of the devastation this region endured.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 6 days ago

An absolutely must visit, very emotional to see the impact of the bomb, not just in the building but the area around as well. Not to miss if you're in Hiroshima.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joana G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to describe a place that has been left untouched after an A bomb blast over 70 years ago. Eerie and Sombre and plenty of time for reflective thought as you view the building. A visit to the A Bomb Museum is a must do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were travelling around Japan and one of our friends had recommended that we visit this historic site, and we were so pleased he had recommended the trip. We travelled from Kyoto to Hiroshima on the superb Bullet Train - it was a beautiful day...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are various plaques around this building which tell you the story of it and how the bomb affected the people working in it. The tourist bus stops right by this place and from here you can walk across the bridge to have a better...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The classic tourist attraction of hiroshima and also so sad to see. It was really emotional to see how destructive that bomb was.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DatGoldi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We combined viewing the dome with a visit with the nearby Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and park as it is close by. It is photogenic and awesome that it survived total destruction.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stirfry151
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a historical city and place. The museum is wonderful and full of detailed information, artifacts and video testimonials. That was truly a very memorable visit

Date of experience: November 2018
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July 9, 2018|
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Yesterday it fine in the city. Apparently it is difficult in the surrounding areas
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March 29, 2018|
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Response from percipop | Reviewed this property |
Don't bother with a tour. It's simple to get around on foot and you can get headphones with English translation. Inexpensive and intensely moving experience. The City of Hiroshima is beautiful and very peaceful with wide... More
February 13, 2018|
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Response from Muhammad J | Reviewed this property |
Hiroshima has plenty of places for sight seeing. Other than the Atomic Dome and Park, there are other places you can go. Their shopping district is good. I personally like it as it it's sheltered and you can walk and window... More
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August 28, 2017|
Response fromMatt G|
I think Shirakawago is too far for a day trip from Kyoto. Personally I'd spend a night or two in Kanazawa and Takayama, stopping for a few hours in Shirakawago en route. Himeji can be visited for a few hours en route between Kyoto/Osaka and Hiroshima.
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We will in in Hiroshema for one day, July 4th. We are interested in visiting Peace Memorial Park, Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshemia Castle. Also want to try Oysters and Okonomiyaki. Is this possible in a one day visit? What is the best way to get to these areas from the cruise ship pier?
June 15, 2013|
Response fromProfandMom|
I would skip the castle because Hiroshima's is nothing special and is just a concrete shell. You can easily do the rest of the items on your list. I would try to add Miyajima if possible. There are lots of oyster places there right by the dock.
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April 22, 2017|
Response fromMatt G|
The castle, peace park and A-bomb dome are all very close to each other so easy to visit. I'd be inclined to check tide times so as to time your visit to Miyajima for when the tide is in to see the torii gate 'floating'