Hiroshima Peace Memorial

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

Peace Bell

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

Burnt uniform

Twisted metal bars

Fused roof tiles

Damaged Buddha

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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