Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: a must visit in Hiroshima

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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]

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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 Dome1


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.Atomic Bomb Dome2

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.Atomic Bomb Dome3


View from a bridge (Motoyasu bridge).Atomic Bomb Dome4


Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

There were many monuments in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

Children’s Peace Monument.Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Children's Peace Monument1

The monument was built to commemorate a girl who was bombed at 2 years of age and died of leukemia 10 years later.Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Children's Peace Monument2


Peace Bell.Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Peace Bell1

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Peace Bell2

Going to Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims.Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims1

The stone chest in the center holds the registry of the names of persons who died from the bombing.Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims2

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.""

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum1

In the museum.Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum3

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum4

Shin’s Tricycle, one of the most famous exhibits.Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Shin's Tricycle

Outside the museum.Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum2

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.Hiroshima Hondori street1

Hiroshima Hondori street2

Hiroshima Hondori street3

A tram of Hiroshima railways.Hiroshima Tram1

Hiroshima Tram2

Hiroshima Tram3

Hiroshima Tram4

Light-up at Atomic Bomb Dome

As there was a light-up at Atomic Bomb Dome, I returned there.Atomic Bomb Dome Light-up1


Atomic Bomb Dome Light-up2

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 🙂

[Related Link]
Hiroshima Navigator (English)
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (English)

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