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Atomic Bomb Dome

1-10 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 90-5880-8705
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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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1-10 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 90-5880-8705
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Reviewed 1 week ago

And to think the first Hydrogen bomb tested a few years later was 650 times more powerful - truly shocking and confronting....

Thank Jay E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

if you have bothered to come all the way to Hiroshima then this is certainly one of the sites you will want to visit. The A bomb dome is a UNESCO world heritage site and is less than 150m away from the Anola Gay aiming...More

Thank Thebates22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the few buildings to survive in part after the A bomb dropped. It had been left here near ground zero by the river as it stood after that fateful day. One can look at it and contemplate the beauty it once...More

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very tastefully preserved as a monument to the past and a warning for the future. A must if you are in Hiroshima.

Thank davemartin3
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building is the last one left in ruins after the atomic bomb was dropped wiping out the city. It is an emotional place and makes you think.

Thank Ilovetotravel21
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 3rd visit in such historical spot in Hiroshima while it was my wife's 1st visit 3 weeks ago. Our tram stopped right across the A-Bomb Dome in late afternoon (approx. 6:30 pm) in a cool evening after spending time few hours walking...More

Thank Bambang S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dome sits beside the river and is actually quite picturesque. The thought that the bomb went off just overhead is eerie and hard to imagine given how peaceful the area is. Definitely worth a visit, we took the train from Kyoto just to see...More

Thank Warren S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad it was decided to retain this structure as most other damaged buildings were torn down. It's a pretty famous location that I'm glad I visited. To think this former government building with its copper dome was the town's pride and joy and now...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building had been preserved after WWII. A rather sad place to recall what happened, as many were killed during WWII.

Thank VKML
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mandatory to see when in Hiroshima. Should be combined with the peace museum and surrounding parks and monuments.

Thank Mads C
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What are the opening hours of the Atomic Bomb dome? Weekend of 17th to 19th December.
28 November 2016|
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Response from Anita B | Reviewed this property |
It is in an open park so it is always open. The whole park has various places within it, one site being the Atomic Bomb some. the museums keep open and closing hours. Hope this helps.
Does anyone know when the renovation will be completed?
5 April 2015|
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Response from wrrldgrrlLeslie P | Reviewed this property |
Still not done when I was there mid-March of 2016.