The Atomic Bomb Dome, the symbol of both Hiroshima and World Peace

Aug 06 2020
Aug 14 2020

The misery monument of atomic bomb

atomic bomb dome

Photograph provided by Courtesy of Hiroshima Prefecture

The Atomic Bomb Dome is proximity to the Hiroshima City and located in the big park, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Although it stood only around 160 meters from the hypocenter and its inside and roof were heavily blown up, the structure barely survived. Through many efforts by the locals, the building has been remained until today and designated as a World Heritage.

The only place to learn how the actual impact was

atomic bomb dome

Photograph provided by Courtesy of Hiroshima Prefecture

The closer you step into the Atomic Bomb Dome, the more you will see or actually feel how desperately this building plead the peace. This ruined architecture shows the real influence of the atomic bomb. To not to forget this tragedy, Japanese junior high school or high school students visit here for their field trips from over the nation. In the park, you will see thousands of colorful cranes made by Origami; color papers. These cranes represent peace and these were sent from all over Japan.

The symbol of world peace forever and ever

atomic bomb dome

Photograph provided by Courtesy of Hiroshima Prefecture

If you want to know more about what had happened in Hiroshima City on August 6th 1945, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is located in the same park. Photographs, videos, victims’ belongings and many related materials are exhibited. Although the time has passed and Hiroshima became one of major economic cities, the ceremony is held on August 6th every year in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and hundreds of people attend from all over the world and pray for peace.

How to visit?

From Tokyo to Hiroshima, it takes about 90 minutes by an airplane. From Hiroshima Airport, take the airport shuttle bus to Hiroshima Bus Center for 51minutes. It is about a 10 minute walk from Bus Center to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Address: 1-10 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima 730-0051

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