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Ground Zero

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1-5-25 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
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All reviews side street exact spot atomic bomb worth tracking strange feeling genbaku dome peace park and museum minute walk hospital marker monument building stone nondescript destruction memorial moment
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The location of the plaque is less than 5 minutes walk or around 100m from the A-Dome. The plaque on a side street marks the spot where the bomb actually detonated 600m above the city

Thank BillNabilah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are walking around the park and the Atomic Dome, it’s worth a 5 minute detour to see the plaque commemorating the spot where the bomb exploded. It’s on an unassuming side street.

Thank Wombling_Free_7548
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the exact spot where the A-bomb exploded 600m above it. Located near the A-bomb dome and is easily missed. Just a small plaque commemorating the sombre event.

Thank PaulSiow
Reviewed 30 September 2018

After seeing heaps of documentaries and reading about the Hiroshima atomic bomb site, it was a very surreal and somber moment. We were able to reflect the tragedy that took place due to the atrocities of war.

Thank mkskupch
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

It's literally a place with a plaque mentioning right outside of the hospital that the bomb exploded 600m above that very own spot.

Thank manucanuck
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Also known as the Hypocenter, this is the exact spot where the atomic bomb exploded 600 meters above on 6 August 1945. All inhabitants in the Shima Surgical Clinic did not stand a chance of survival! This place is just less than 100 meters walk...More

Thank HerbertC249
Reviewed 6 September 2018

One building that still stood after everything else was destroyed. For me it stands for the Hope and the will of hiroshima people to fight back and overcome what happened to them. Did you know scientist of the US had calculated that all plants and...More

Thank piet32
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Very same spot where the bomb exploded and killed thousands. Sad to see and filled with emotions. Some of rage, some of extreme humility and respect. This a place to see what we humans are capable of, at the same time of sadness of destroying...More

Thank Andres B
Reviewed 21 August 2018

It is sad, sad when you see this big damage and all the photos of people who lost their life and of people which suffered for the rest of their life

Thank 13hawaii
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I was amazed at how many children could die innocent. Sad because the human race has done so! . Hope.... is the Last...

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1 April 2018|
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
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.