Ground Zero

Ground Zero, Hiroshima: Hours, Address, Ground Zero Reviews: 4/5

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Oberst v
12 contributions
Small plaque, Major significance.
Jul 2020
Basically just a plaque but to stand in this spot of an event that was historically significant is important. I hope nobody ever has to use a nuclear weapon again.
Written July 24, 2020
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Nastame
Harrogate, UK1,682 contributions
It's importance in world history
Oct 2019
Is minimised by this plaque. Yes, there are other monuments and areas of remembrance...but the significance of the actual epicentre is missed.
Written October 22, 2019
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johnpP8300FE
Perth, Australia38 contributions
Ground Zero
Oct 2019 • Friends
If you have read my other reviews you will already know how hard it was to walk through here. Standing in this spot there was a stark reminder that here on that fateful day at 815 in the morning over 200,000 people were lost forever. Complete generations wiped out in a single moment. Sorry to be so maudlin in a review but there is really no other way to look at it. This place is not one for celebrating or raving about, it is a place for hoping and praying that we never come to the place where we will use one of these weapons again. If you are going to Hiroshima please go to the Peace park
Written October 20, 2019
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erich802
Oakland, California453 contributions
Stand Right Under where the A Bomb exploded
Sep 2019
Hard to fathom standing in the exact spot under which the A bomb exploded on August 6, 1945. It gives one the chills to think about the people who were out and about at 8:15 that morning.
Written September 16, 2019
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Ed K
North Ridgeville, OH2 contributions
Amazing - but the Museum whitewashed foreign deaths.
Jun 2019
Amazing place to visit. I actually enjoyed the people of Hiroshima the most. People in Tokyo seemed robotic, in Hiroshima, they were more human. My only complaint is that in the museum, they claimed that the 30,000 foreigners that died in the atomic blast were "guest workers" and foreign exchange students. They were slaves brought in from China and Korea.
Written August 26, 2019
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Peter R.
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions
Worth making the detour!
Apr 2019 • Solo
Basically just a dot on a map, where the bomb was detonated 600m overhead. The location in an average sidestreet a few hundred metres from the "A-Bomb Dome" itself, is unceremoniously marked with a simple signboard. Look out for the Buddhist statue "Jizosun" en-route (complete with red knitted apron and hat); the blast of the bomb burnt a shadow of Jizosun's face on the pedestal of the statue.
An interesting and worthwhile detour.
Written July 20, 2019
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iluv2eatntravel
San Diego, CA1,872 contributions
Small but significant
Aug 2018 • Family
Use Google maps if you need to. The Ground Zero plaque as other travelers have alluded to, can be a little hard to find as it’s no bigger than a newspaper stand. It’s worth the small effort to find it. It’s two streets behind the Atomic Bomb
Dome and next to the Shima Hospital (except the name of Shima Hospital is written in Japanese 島內科医院). The original Shima Hospital where the current one stands, was ground zero back in 1945. It was completely destroyed but rebuilt in 1948. It’s just surreal to be on the spot below where the actual atomic explosion took place and then to look at Shima Hospital, rebuilt at ground zero itself, as a vehicle and symbol of healing.
Written July 14, 2019
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DoctorDerm1
Winter Springs, FL254 contributions
Worth a quick side trip
Jul 2019 • Family
This plaque is only 2 blocks away from the Atomic Bomb Dome, and impressive to think that it was exactly where the bomb exploded 600 meters above.
Written July 11, 2019
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,345 contributions
Amazing to Be There
Jun 2019 • Solo
Not easy to find but it is marked by a plaque in a pretty nondescript side street right near the Peace Dome. It is a chilling thought that you are at the exact point on the ground below which the Atmoic Bomb detonated.
It's a pity it's not marked by a nicer monument like the ones in the Peace Park but it's still worth going to to pay your respects.
Written June 29, 2019
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nikoin79
Tuusula, Finland468 contributions
Surprisingly unvalued
Jun 2019 • Couples
Not so easy to find, nothing to pok t the way. Close to the dome but why now more visible? For me a must visit place, even though there is only a small plate.
Written June 27, 2019
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