For many visitors to Hiroshima, the Atomic Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum are high on their list of things to do.
The Atomic Bomb Dome was originally opened as the Product Exhibition Hall in 1915 and after the atomic bomb “Little Boy” was dropped at the end of World War II, it was the only structure left standing near the hypocenter of its impact.
It’s been left as a constant reminder of the destruction that was caused and the thousands who lost their lives.
The Atomic Bomb Dome is surrounded by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which was designed by Japanese architect Kenzō Tange.
It’s dotted with sculptures and monuments in memory of the victims and lies in what was once the bustling center of Hiroshima.
Be sure to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum where you can learn about the city before the bombing and the impact it left.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park