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Address: 1-10 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051 , Hiroshima Prefecture
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This skeleton of a building is all that remains in the area where the first...

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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Thought-provoking and very moving

With its missing roof, twisted metal and broken stonework, this building is very moving. I first saw it 30 years ago, and it hasn't lost its impact the second time round. A good... read more

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Watford, United Kingdom
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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With its missing roof, twisted metal and broken stonework, this building is very moving. I first saw it 30 years ago, and it hasn't lost its impact the second time round. A good place to stand and contemplate what happened here.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

To see a structure still standing after the utter devastation is so moving to behold. The pictures around the building of how the area looked before and after the bomb - it takes your breath away. To be an American to visit the area as well - its a very emotional experience.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As it was almost directly under the blast hypocenter, the dome avoided the phenomenon of a nuclear blast known as the Mach Stem, and consequently suffered less damage than the surrounding buildings. Coupled with its distinctive shape, it was become an icon of Hiroshima and a reminder of the horrible events of August 6th 1945. Not only is the building... More 

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very moving sight which generates a lot of emotions. The whole area is well connected with many sights. A truly must see in Hiroshima.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The area is easy to get to by public transport. It sits in the middle of an area which is tranquil and the site itself is moving. The museum near by is a must to visit and shows the true impact and tragedy of war.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The A bomb dome remains one of the few if not only originally preserved buildings from the day. Do take the time to learn how make paper cranes. Lots of attractions in a short walking distance. Take the street car (tram) from Hiroshima station as the buses are apparently complicated.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kept as it was after the bombing, it is the first thing you see when you enter the Peace Park. You will not forget it in a hurry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Atomic bomb Dome is a must-see for all Hiroshima visitors, being maybe the best known part of the Atomic bomb Memorial monuments. The Dome is actually on the other side of the river than the Memorial park itself, but the entire area is designed and functions as a whole. The idea of leaving this one building intact as it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have seen the museum, and then this building, you must see the stupidity of warfare. Never again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see whilst visiting Hiroshima. It is just sad to see the remains of this building but glad that they are trying to preserve the structure.

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