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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  • The Atomic Dome is seen by many as ground zero - but this is the place, only a few minutes walk from the Dome down a side street that looks like delivery entrances for business. Well worth the minor d...  more »
  • The hospital where the bomb exploded was completely destroyed. But then the building was rebuilt. Now there is a sign next to it with the appropriate indication. This place is located on the street a hundred meters from Mira Park.
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