I traveled to Iwakuni, Miyajima and Hiroshima for 3 days and 2 nights in early December. In this article, I will write about Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. As the places were so famous, there were many visitors there from all over the world.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Iwakuni: Kintaikyo Bridge [Related article]
* Iwakuni: Iwakuni Castle [Related article]
* Miyajima: Itsukushima Shrine (daytime at high tide) [Related article]
* Miyajima: Itsukushima Shrine (daytime at low tide) [Related article]
* Miyajima: Itsukushima Shrine (evening and night) [Related article]
* Miyajima: Others [Related article]
* Hiroshima: Hiroshima Castle [Related article]
* Hiroshima: Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park [This article]
This is the final article about my trip to Iwakuni, Miyajima and Hiroshima for 3 days and 2 nights. The last destination was Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which was my main objective to visit downtown Hiroshima.
Atomic Bomb Dome
Atomic Bomb Dome was originally constructed in 1916 as the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. Although the dome was located just 160 meters from the epicenter of the Hiroshima atomic-bomb blast, it miraculously escaped collapsing. Atomic Bomb Dome was registered as a World Heritage site.
Zoom up. You can see collapsed walls and bare iron frame.
Atomic Bomb Dome with trees against the sun.
Although I have seen Atomic Bomb Dome many times on TV etc., this was thought-provoking when I saw it in front of my eyes.
This was my favorite shot.
Many visitors, whether they were Japanese or non-Japanese, read explanations with zeal.
There was a river (Motoyasu river) near the dome and ships occasionally came and went.
View from a bridge (Motoyasu bridge).
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
There were many monuments in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Children’s Peace Monument.
The monument was built to commemorate a girl who was bombed at 2 years of age and died of leukemia 10 years later.
Going to Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims.
The stone chest in the center holds the registry of the names of persons who died from the bombing.
You can see Atomic Bomb Dome through the stone chest.
Now let’s go to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, which was one of the highlights in the park.
In the museum.
Shin’s Tricycle, one of the most famous exhibits.
Outside the museum.
I saw a rainbow.
Snap photos in downtown Hiroshima
After I left Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, I just strolled around downtown Hiroshima.
Hondori street, the largest shopping district in Hiroshima.
A tram of Hiroshima railways.
Light-up at Atomic Bomb Dome
As there was a light-up at Atomic Bomb Dome, I returned there.
Then, I moved to Hiroshima airport and flew back to Tokyo.
That’s it for the article about Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Finally, I realized my long-held desire to visit there. As a Japanese, I believe it is worth to visit.
Now, I completed all of the articles about my trip to Iwakuni, Miyajima and Hiroshima. This was my last trip in 2015, and I would like to go traveling as much as possible in 2016, too 🙂