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Ground Zero

1-5-25 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 82-242-7831
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Understated

With the park as the real memorial this understated spot is all that the city needs as a reminder... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Billy W
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Nondescript plaque

It's located on a side street which we happened to bump into whilst checking out a onomomiyaki... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zac C
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1-5-25 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 82-242-7831
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"side street"
in 19 reviews
"worth tracking"
in 3 reviews
"atomic bomb"
in 24 reviews
"medical clinic"
in 2 reviews
"private hospital"
in 2 reviews
"quiet street"
in 2 reviews
"exact spot"
in 4 reviews
"strange feeling"
in 3 reviews
"simple memorial"
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"small memorial"
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"tour group"
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"tens of thousands"
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"genbaku dome"
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"peace park and museum"
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"minute walk"
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"marker"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With the park as the real memorial this understated spot is all that the city needs as a reminder of exactly where the bomb exploded.

Thank Billy W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's located on a side street which we happened to bump into whilst checking out a onomomiyaki store with snaking queue. Ground Zero is now a medical center. No one is none the wiser that this is the exact spot where the Atomic Bomb exploded...More

Thank Zac C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 'actual' site of detention is marked with an information board, just a short walk from the A-Dome. Definitely worth seeking out so you can look up in to the air (the bomb exploded in the air above this spot) and contemplate this historic event

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small monument is the hypocenter of the atomic blast at Hiroshima. It is on the side of a street and takes a little effort to find it. There is no charge and there are public restrooms about 4 blocks away.

Thank CHARLES A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ground zero is 3min walk from the freedom park. It is just a small plate showing the epicentre of the atomic bomb. You might see a handful of people looking up to the sky where in a couple of hundreds meter the bomb exploded and...More

Thank Helge L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't believe it is not so well marked, but if ever you are in Hiroshima, this is truly worth seeking out. Only a block away from the A-bomb dome anyway - once you're on the other side of the dome (away from the river and...More

Thank geckopoo
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really moving experience and well worth the find. It is a block or so away from the peace park and seems to be in the middle of no where outside a medical centre but this is where it happened. Would recommend for anyone interested in...More

1  Thank Emily H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

to visit Japan and not take time to catch the bullet train would be a shame. The history needs to be seen to be understood

Thank sandra523
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This is the place which the bomb actually blasted, right above a hospital. The ground zero can be easily missed as there are not many directions available to the place at the memorial park. In addition, it is a small plaque that you would miss.In...More

Thank zapumal
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Can easily miss it as it is located out of the Peace Memorial Park. Must purposely search for it to locate the place. It is now a hospital site.

Thank KLPow
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milinip
1 April 2018|
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Response from Lauramgd | Reviewed this property |
At ground zero it is just a small monument. In a back street. No pictures of people. If you do not want to see pictures of people post bomb I would avoid the Peace Museum in the south portion of the park. Ground zero and... More
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milinip
1 April 2018|
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Response from Jason S | Reviewed this property |
Yes perfectly safe with kids ground zero is just a plaque against a wall, nothing to scare young kids.
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