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Ground Zero

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Address: 1-5-25 Otemachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0051, Hiroshima Prefecture
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If you're in the area, to me, it's a must see. I was bit overwhelmed by the reality of being on the site.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a placard here showing where the A bomb actually hit, a chilling way from the A bomb dome. It's a sobering sight to see (right by a fabulous okonomiyaki restaurant, too).

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Amazing to see the damaged building that has become such an iconic image for the atomic bomb. There is a fence around the structure but you can go close up and photograph it. Must see!

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Berkeley Vale NSW Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I found this simple plaque on the footpath of a nondescript little street the most moving moment of our visit to Hiroshima. The Dome and the Peace Park and Museum each had their own impact but the simplicity of that memorial left no room for other distractions. Only 70 odd years ago 600 metres above that spot the A Bomb... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ground zero allows you to overlook the A dome whilst reading all about the day . The before and after photos show just how much devastation occurred

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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is where the bomb was dropped but it is a modern street no meaningful memorial here just a street.

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Thank Brent D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

If you're in the area, to me, it's a must see. I was bit overwhelmed by the reality of being on the site.

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Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

So sad and humbling and why why did this have to be? So very interesting and learned a lot of history that I was not aware of.

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Thank RuthyGlasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is hidden away down a side street. Not much to see just a plague however it's a pretty significant sight really in world history

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Learnt so much about the effects of the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Tourists from all nationalities there, good English signage and easy to get to.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

You will never know this is the epi center of the a bomb without reading the little plaques. Now it is a big hospital site.

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