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Get an aerial view from the Orizuru Tower

This bridge is best viewed from the top of nearby Hiroshima Orizuru Tower (bring your passport to... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2019
San Diego, California
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The Target for Enola Gay

It might look modern and non-descript and it certainly can't be described as beautiful, but the... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2019
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank iluv2eatntravel
Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019

Bridge T-shaped so easy to view from the air, which is why US chose it as a target. Well maintained, easy to cross.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

The views over the peace park were moving from this bridge, get a guided tour from here, you will learn a lot more

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank crunchie3
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

... when you read the comments here and notice that you missed the plaque and tought that everyone is overthinking reviews, but no, apparently it’s the bullseye for the bomb.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DonCesar
Reviewed March 7, 2019

I did not know the significance of the bridge and wondered why so many people were standing about. It was only when I read the plaque which gave the story of the Americans using this as a sighting target due to its unique shape, when...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 187brianm
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Looks like a normal bridge, but if you walk around and cross the bridge you will notice a plaque stating that the bridge is actually a guiding target for the plane to drop the atomic bomb because its "T-shape" is easily recognized from the air....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BillNabilah
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

This was the target for the American pilots. It has a beautiful and thought provoking view of the river, Peace Park and Atomic Dome.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This is just an average bridge until you realize its historical significance. Used as a guiding target for the plane dropping the A-bomb. Near the A-bomb dome.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Chosen as the target point due to its unusual shape easily seen from the air A plaque explains its survival

Date of experience: September 2018
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