Hiroshima Castle

The Carp Castle, as it is also known, was built in the center of the city. This is a direct contrast to most of the other castles that are constructed on hilltops. Hiroshima was first developed as a castle town that held the political and economic center of the city. Erected in 1589 by a feudal […]

The Hypocenter – Ground Zero Plaque

The Hypocenter Ground Zero Plaque

The hypocenter of the bombing is inconspicuously marked near the Shima Hospital at the town’s center. The pilot responsible for dropping the A-bomb was actually aiming for the nearby Aioi Bridge. Displayed on the plaque is a description of the event and a photo of the destruction of the town. Visitors will sometimes leave flowers […]

Atomic Bomb Dome

Atomic Bomb Dome

The Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall was built in 1915 and was considered to be an architectural masterpiece with a gorgeous oval copper dome. In 1945,  the atomic bomb exploded just above this building and it melted the dome.  The interior was destroyed, but the outer walls and dome can still be seen today. After […]

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

The Peace Park provides visitors the ability to see historical sites: Memorial Mound – This is where the ashes of those who perished in the bombing are buried and the Peace Park Museum. The Peace Memorial Museum This museum is located on the grounds of Peace Park and teaches visitors about what the city went through during the […]

Aioi Bridge

Aioi Bridge

The Aioi Bridge is a T-shaped bridge that was originally targeted by American forces for the atomic bomb. It was constructed in 1932 and replaced a train bridge that was extended to the northern end of the Peace Park. The A-bomb was set to detonate over the bridge.  However, it burst over the hospital which […]

Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum

The Honkawa Jinjo Higher Elementary School, built in 1928, was the first reinforced concrete school in Hiroshima; this is the only reason the school survived the bombing. It was less than 400 yards away from the hypocenter of the bomb. The interior of the structure was destroyed by fire caused by heat rays following the bombing. […]

Bar Alegre

Bar Alegre

A Must Stop!! This place is a little hard to find but absolutely amazing once you do! If you “Google Maps” this place, it will take you to the general area but you will need to find the neon sign for building 3F. Once you’ve located the building,  walk up to the third floor and […]

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