Ground Zero, Hiroshima

3.4
The first ever atomic bomb exploded some 600 m (1,968 ft) above Ground Zero, sending radioactive heat waves of 3-4,000 C (5,432-7,232 F) down below. Feel the ultimate spot of destruction, the epicenter of havoc wrought by the atmoic bomb on a city hitherto undamaged by war. Now displaying a marble slab with a US military photo of the destruction, the site serves as a chilling and sobering reminder of the effects of war. Leaning against the huge modern structure of Shima Hospital, some 180 m (590 ft) from the Atomic Bomb Dome, the spot makes a worthwhile stop during a tour of the area's memorials. Put Ground Zero at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hiroshima trip builder app.
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  • Is minimised by this plaque. Yes, there are other monuments and areas of remembrance...but the significance of the actual epicentre is missed.  more »
  • If you have read my other reviews you will already know how hard it was to walk through here. Standing in this spot there was a stark reminder that here on that fateful day at 815 in the morning over....  more »

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