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My travels in Japan took me to Hiroshima and the Peace Park. Despite being a horrific event, the Peace Park remembers the dropping of the A-bomb in a manner that is not overly depressing or oppressive. Like Nagasaki, which I had visited a few years earlier, Hiroshima’s Peace Park ensures that people never forget the event, and hopefully one never to be repeated.
Hiroshima is easy to get to, and easy to get around. A great walking city, especially when the weather is sunny and hot, as it was for my visit.
Here are two shots of the A-Bomb Dome, which is a world UNESCO site. The A-Bomb Dome is the only remaining structure in central Hiroshima, which predates the 1945 atomic bomb.
(Click on the shots to view larger versions.)
There is no charge to visit the A-Bomb Dome and the Peace Park, and it’s easy to spend a day there roaming the grounds and visiting the museum. Check out the sites below, if you’re interested in learning about Hiroshima…