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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 plaque commemorating worth tracking strange feeling peace park and museum genbaku dome minute walk hospital marker monument building stone unassuming calculated destruction
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was not on the main area where the dome n museums are. There is a sense of eeriness but worth visiting reading events that followed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LIN Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the side of the rad, near a shop stands a small red granite stone with a plaque that states that on 6 August 1945 at 8:15 the first atomic bomb exploded 600m above this site. There is a photo and a brief description of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Spire555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a plaque, easily overlooked, to mark the hypocenter of the blast. Very understated way of handling this episode and, therefore, all the more powerful for the visitor.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BillNabilah
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank piet32
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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.