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Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Serving as a monument to remind of the powerful and disastrous force of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, this site is also referred to as a “negative heritage”. Until the bombing on the August 6th 1945, the building had been the Hiroshima Prefecture Ministry of Industry’s promotion hall. Despite its location of only 160 meters to the northwest of the bomb’s epicenter, the building miraculously managed to escape collapse. Surrounding the building is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, designed by Kenzo Tange, and at its southern tip the Hiroshima Peace Museum and an international conference hall.

World Heritage: Genbaku Dome

1-10 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima prefecture
Access from Tokyo:
By Air: 1hr25min from Haneda Airport (Tokyo) to Hiroshima Airport (Hiroshima). 50 min from Hiroshima Airport by bus.
By Train: 4hr from Tokyo Sta. to Hiroshima Sta. on the JR Sanyo (Tokaido) Shinkansen. 20 min from Hiroshima Sta. by tram.
Website: Hiroshima Peace Memorial
Website: UNESCO (English)
Hiroshima Peace Memorial
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