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Review of Atomic Bomb Dome

Atomic Bomb Dome
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Owner description: 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.
Renton, Washington
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“Visit at night”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

The dome is a stark reminder of the devastation (and randomness of things that are somewhat spared) of the atomic bomb. However, the dome is just a single building which is fenced off and has a plaque that describes the building, so there's not much to do here. Yes, you can stand there and try to understand why this building was partially spared and not destroyed - and try to understand its significance in the world. But understandably, there's no much more to see here.

However, I would suggest that you go at night to see this attraction. The night lights are strategically placed. At night, the dome seems to display a unique aura and there is beauty (in how it is shown at night) behind all the devastation.

Visited November 2013
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“Melted concrete and twisted metal”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

I'm glad the city of Hiroshima kept this as it was. It is quite a landmark to orient you to the A-bomb site.

Visited December 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“Remember the history.”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

Take Tram no. 2 outside the Hiroshima train station. Fare is 150 yen per head. Just drop the coins into the box in front of the conductor before alighting. Tram station name is the same as this historical site.

There is a Tourist Information office in the Hiroshima train station. The staffs speak excellent English. Can get more information from them.

The site can tell the destructive side of the wars.

Visited December 2013
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“Chilling”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

Hiroshima is a must visit and the A-bomb dome a must see attraction. The structure survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. You are constantly reminded that it is preserved as a symbol for nuclear disarmament and world peace. The structure is surrounded by the Peak Park and was being visited by scores of school students at the time.

It is a chilling reminder of the reality of war regardless of the differences between the Japanese and Western account of events leading to the bombing in the first place. Girlfriend and I left feeling touched, if a little depressed by it all.

Museum is near this site (within the park still) and there are a number of restaurants nearby.

Visited December 2013
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“An emotional site in Hiroshima”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

It is a very emotional place... When you alight from the tram, you will have a very special feeling. Give yourself sometime and walk around the Dome before you go to the museum...

*Take a tram from Hiroshima station to Genbaku dome-mae station

Visited June 2013
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