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Aioi Bridge

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Aioi Bridge

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Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
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Hiroshima / Miyajima Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

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This value-packed trip with a nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hiroshima!<br><br>To start your day, meet your tour guide at your hotel, then visit famous sites such as Miyajima, Itsukushima Shrine, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Shukkeien Japanese garden, and Hiroshima Castle. Our guides will customize your six-hour private tour in detail according to your interests.<br><br>So if you are interested in learning about one of the most important events in human history, in addition to learning about other aspects of this dynamic city, take an all-day walking tour of Hiroshima accompanied by your private guide.<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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Rumples wrote a review Sep 2020
Tucson, Arizona10,601 contributions3,494 helpful votes
We came across a plaque for Aioi Bridge, which is near the Atomic Bomb Dome, while exploring Hiroshima's Peace Park. It had no special qualities, except for its T-shape, so I wondered why the span warranted an explanation. It turned out that the bridge had been the target for the plane carrying the atomic bomb that was dropped on the city, Aug. 6, 1945. Apparently its distinctive look from the air made the bridge easy for the pilot to spot. But it did not take a direct hit, though ground zero is nearby. The bridge received damage from the blast, but it was repaired and not replaced until 1983 with a replica. There are so many moving and nicely crafted monuments at the park that we decided to spend our limited time on those rather than looking more closely at the span, which had much vehicular traffic.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Chris R wrote a review Dec 2019
Bradford, United Kingdom111 contributions15 helpful votes
Whilst a modern replacement one can clearly see why the US bomber used the T shape of the bridge to use as a target. no GPS in those days
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Date of experience: December 2019
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iluv2eatntravel wrote a review Jul 2019
San Diego, California1,782 contributions206 helpful votes
This bridge is best viewed from the top of nearby Hiroshima Orizuru Tower (bring your passport to get a discount) which gives you an idea of the aerial view of its distinct T shape which guided the B29 bomber back in 1945. From the ground it’s a busy bridge with the daily Hiroshima traffic but from the bridge you can get a nice view of the Motoyasu River and the Atomic Bomb Dome
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Bozeman-Dublin wrote a review Jun 2019
Trim, Ireland7,992 contributions3,089 helpful votes
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It might look modern and non-descript and it certainly can't be described as beautiful, but the Aioi Bridge near the Peace Dome has a deep historical significance. Its distinctive T-shape served as a marker for the Enola Gay when it dropped the Atomic Bomb on August 6th 1945, a target if you will. The bridge was not directly hit but though badly damaged it wasn't completely wrecked. It continued to be used before age caught up with it and it was fortified in 1983. Today it brings you across the tover from the Peace Park to the Dome and affords great views of the waters, the park and the Dome itself.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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travelg38 wrote a review Jun 2019
Fort Wayne, Indiana147 contributions29 helpful votes
Bridge T-shaped so easy to view from the air, which is why US chose it as a target. Well maintained, easy to cross.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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