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“Ground Level site where the Atomic Bomb exploded.”

Hypocenter of Atomic Bombing
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The Hypocenter of the Atomic Bomb explosion. The Hypocenter is located between the Peace Park and the Atomic Museum. This is an open area and no admission charge. There are rings out from the Hypocenter marking the impact area.The signage is very good in the area. There is a crater at the impact site. There are pictures and statues of historical notes about the area before and after the Atomic Bomb was dropped.

Thank George700East
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I highly recommend any visitor to this Hypocenter and the Peace Park to visit the museum first to "educate" yourself about the significance of what you are looking at and to get a "feel" of it. By just going there and strolling through, this is just another open area and park but by knowing a little something about WWII and Japan's involvement, you could get so much more out of what you are looking at...

Thank chanyu1
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The black marble obelisk below the point where the bomb exploded is simple but meaningful. Nearby there is a nice statue and also some remains of the Urakami Cathedral which was destroyed in the bomb.
This memorial is adjacent to the Peace Park and the Atomic Museum, so all 3 can be done in the one visit.

Thank roaming_kiwi58
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The hypocenter is marked by a black marble 'tower'. It's a simple, quiet place, and it was interesting to watch the Japanese visitors who came by and pay their respects to it. A place of reflection.

1  Thank nadiahkimie
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Five hundred metres directly above the black monolith/ obelisk the Atomic Bomb detonated. Built in 1968 to mark ground zero of the Hypocentre. Heartening to see the Japanese school kids learn about what happened all those years ago.

2  Thank Lambretta101
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