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Atomic Bomb Dome - Japan

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Location #11682

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Location Owner:Motleykiwi
Creation Date: 2/25/2015
Last Updated: 2/25/2015


The Atomic Bomb Dome is located in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan. The ruins serve as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the bombing. On August 6, 1945 at 8:15am, the first atomic bomb used was dropped from a U.S. B-29 bomber. Over 140,000 people died as a result.

This building was designed by Czech Architect Jan Letzel and opened in 1915. It featured a unique dome on top. It changed names but was last known as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. This was the only building left standing near the bomb's hypocenter.

It was originally slated for demolition but thankfully was saved. In 1996 it was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
I made two visits, one at night and one during the day. It's so eerie to see it lit up at night. There's no interior access as it's fenced off and there's also cameras and an alarm. It's still totally worth checking out and some serious history here.

Take the minus out of the GPS and it'll be exact.

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Status: Historic Location
Category: Foundations

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A-Bomb Memorial
Atomic Bomb Dome - Japan
Created on:2/25/2015
Created by: Motleykiwi
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burchhh says:
1/9/2016 2:50:05 AM

I envy you for your experience traveling. Amazing location.

aeb00 says:
3/31/2015 1:09:32 PM

This is cool!

quiksilver says:
3/1/2015 4:05:35 PM

I enjoy the variety too. Thanks MK

Kenndruuh says:
2/26/2015 10:30:33 AM

It's beautiful! :')

Motleykiwi says:
2/25/2015 10:36:13 PM

I'm just adding some variety, there should be MORE out of town locations. Just stay out of the "Other" and you can see all the Ontario Farm Houses you like : )

Renovater says:
2/25/2015 10:28:35 PM

What's with sites from all over the place? Isn't this ONTARIO Abandoned Places?

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