It was a painful, yet life changing experience at Nagasaki Peace Park couple of weeks back, so I took off to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial today. Commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome or Genbaku Dōmu, it is the only structure left standing near the hypo-center of the first atomic bomb which exploded on 6 August 1945, and it still remains in the same condition as just after the explosion. The structure is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bus to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Hiroshima Prefecture Regional Timber Company Memorial
Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima
Red Bird Monument at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Atomic Bomb Dome
Commemorative Tower in memory of deceased children at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Crossing the Motoyasu River
Atomic Bomb Dome from the other side of the Motoyasu river
Children’s Peace Monument
Flame of Peace
Hiroshima victims memorial cenotaph
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Miniature Model of the destruction of Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb explosion
Charred tricycle at the Atomic Bomb Museum in Hiroshima
Twisted metal bars
Fused roof tiles
Origami paper cranes created by Sadako
View of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park from the top floor of the museum.
Waiting for the bus to JR Hiroshima Station
Thanks for reading. I look forward to your reviews and questions. If you are looking to explore more of the Hiroshima region you can read my journal on the Hiroshima Peace Pagoda or follow my story as I stop on my way home at Fukuyama to explore the lovely Fukuyama Castle.
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Credits: The historical information presented herein is gathered mostly from Wikipedia and local guides.