Holidays in Atomic Bomb Dome

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A-Bomb Dome featuring a river or creek and a memorial

The only building still standing in the atomic bomb’s devastating hypocenter now crests the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, symbolizing the city’s plea for peace.

One of the only buildings left standing in Hiroshima after the devastating impacts of the atomic bomb, the A-Bomb Dome quietly memorializes the tragedy and resilience experienced in the city. The ruins of the stately “Genbaku-Domu” represent the peace efforts of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in which it stands. Visit this genuine relic and UNESCO World Heritage listed site in the heart of Hiroshima to learn about what happened here in 1945 and how the city is moving forward.

Whether you visit the A-Bomb Dome first or last during your time in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, it will consolidate your understanding of the event. The Czech-designed building was opened in 1915 as the Hiroshima Prefectural Commercial Exhibition. It was used for educational exhibitions and industrial promotion. At 8.15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb to be used in war was dropped by the United States Army Air Forces. Although just 525 feet (160 meters) from the hypocenter of the atomic explosion, the A-Bomb Dome’s structure was resistant to the bomb’s downward force. As a result, it became the only building left standing in this area of the virtually obliterated city.

The city of Hiroshima chose to preserve the remains of the A-Bomb Dome as a link to the past and a symbol for the future and established the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in its surrounds.

Ensure you spend some time reflecting on the city’s efforts to promote peace when you visit the A-Bomb Dome. Wander around the dome’s fenced-off perimeter, taking in the fascinating structure from all angles. The building’s crumbling walls and skeletal dome contrast markedly with the slick modernity of the surrounding architecture. Read the informative plaques and signs in English and Japanese surrounding the A-Bomb Dome. The information provides some insight into the structure’s history.

View the A-Bomb Dome any time of day, year-round for free. Spend some time exploring the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and visit the park’s Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims and the Children’s Peace Monument. A walk through the park’s expansive lawns and beside the pretty canals will give you a lasting impression of Hiroshima’s commitment to peace.

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THE KNOT Hiroshima
THE KNOT Hiroshima
3.5 out of 5
3-1-1 Otemachi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$40 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Kamiyacho. Atomic Bomb Dome ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (214 reviews)
"Very nice hotel! Only thing that was kinda off putting is we found an old fry in between our beds lol but otherwise everything was nice! We ended up having to park a ways away because there isnt much close parking so that wasnt great but not horrible."

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2021

THE KNOT Hiroshima
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
4 out of 5
6-78 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$111 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kamiyacho, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Dome. Hiroshima Green Arena and Hiroshima ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,534 reviews)
"Family-friendly, very convenient to major landmarks in the city. Many dining options at and immediately around the hotel. The pool is rather expensive to use through the club at the facility, that was the only disappointment for my kids."

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2021

RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
Hiroshima Washington Hotel
Hiroshima Washington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2-10 Shintenchi Nakaku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$75 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Located in Naka Ward, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (968 reviews)
"Washington is very clean and has staff well-acquainted with English speakers. With Okonomimura, Chuo-doori, and Hon-doori being right its doorstep, you don't have to go far for a great Hiroshima meal."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Hiroshima Washington Hotel
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THE KNOT Hiroshima
THE KNOT Hiroshima
3.5 out of 5
3-1-1 Otemachi, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$40 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
THE KNOT Hiroshima
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
4 out of 5
6-78 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$111 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
RIHGA Royal Hotel Hiroshima
Hiroshima Washington Hotel
Hiroshima Washington Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2-10 Shintenchi Nakaku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$75 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Hiroshima Washington Hotel
Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori
Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori
3 out of 5
13-12 Noboricho, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$44 per night from 1 Dec. to 1 Dec.
Nest Hotel Hiroshima Hatchobori
Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima
Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima
3.5 out of 5
9-12 NakaMachi Naka-Ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$75 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima
APA Hotel Hiroshima-Ekimae Ohashi
APA Hotel Hiroshima-Ekimae Ohashi
3 out of 5
2-26, Kyobashicho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$69 per night from 30 Nov. to 30 Nov.
APA Hotel Hiroshima-Ekimae Ohashi
Red Planet Hiroshima
Red Planet Hiroshima
2.5 out of 5
7-10 Nagarekawacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
Red Planet Hiroshima
Hotel Intergate Hiroshima
Hotel Intergate Hiroshima
3 out of 5
5-16 Teppo-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$89 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Hotel Intergate Hiroshima
Candeo Hotels Hiroshima Hatchobori
Candeo Hotels Hiroshima Hatchobori
3.5 out of 5
14-1 Hatchobori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima
The price is AU$107 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Candeo Hotels Hiroshima Hatchobori
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