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 place where the atomic bomb fell. The hospital and the person at that time seemto have disappeared in an instant without the trace either. The instructions were placed on a picture of the hospital that has been rebuilt now.
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  • Hard to fathom standing in the exact spot under which the A bomb exploded on August 6, 1945. It gives one the chills to think about the people who were out and about at 8:15 that morning.  more »
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