This Prefecture's Symbol
広島 - Hiroshima
CAPITAL : Hiroshima
The A-bomb Dome is the ruins of the former Hiroshima Prefecture Industrial Promotion Hall which was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever to be used in the history of humankind on August 6, 1945.
The atomic bomb was detonated in the air at an altitude of approximately 600 meters almost right over the hall. the explosion by a single bomb claimed the lives of over 200,000 people and the city area of about 2 km radius turned into ashes. In order to have this tragic fact known to succeeding generations and to make it a lesson for human kind, the reinforcement work of the ruins has been done by the contributions of many people who desire peace within and out of the country. The ruins shall be preserved forever.
- August 6, 1967 Hiroshima City
Admission: Adults ONLY 50 Yen; Children 30 Yen (as of year 2000)
Admission: Adults 1000 ; Students 500; Children 200 Yen (as of year 2000)