Basic information on the A-bomb Dome
In December 1996, it was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site as a building that conveys the devastation of nuclear weapons at the 20th UNESCO World Heritage Committee Merida Conference.
Specified area: The area where the Atomic Bomb Dome is located/approx. 0.39 hectares
The Atomic Bomb Dome was built in 1915 as a facility to exhibit and sell products from Hiroshima prefecture, and also held Hiroshima prefectural art exhibitions and exhibitions. At the beginning of its establishment, it was called “Hiroshima Prefectural Products Display Hall,” but later it was renamed “Hiroshima Prefectural Product Display Center” and “Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall” in Showa 8 (1933).
The designer was Czech architect Jan Letzl, and the structure was partially brickwork using steel, and the exterior was made of stone and mortar. The whole was a three-story staircase with a five-story staircase in the center of the front, and an oval dome of copper plate (about 11 meters long axis, 8 meters short axis, 4 meters high) placed on it. At that time, most of the city center of Hiroshima was a wooden two-story building, and these bold European-style buildings were very rare, and together with the modern beauty that shines on the surface of the river, it was counted as one of the famous places in Hiroshima. I did it.
Showa 20 (1945) 8/6 8:15 a.m. The first atomic bomb in human history exploded at an altitude of about 160 meters southeast of the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall and about 600 meters. The pressure of the blast was 35 tons per square meter and the wind speed was 440 meters, and the building was wrecked by the blast and heat rays, and burned down by blowing fire from the ceiling. Since the blast worked almost vertically, the central part of the main building miraculously escaped collapse, but everyone who was in the building died instantly. After the war, the remnants of the former Industrial Promotion Hall came to be called the Atomic Bomb Dome by citizens due to the shape of the top canal and steel frame.
It was transferred from Hiroshima prefecture to Hiroshima city in Showa 28 (1953), and in Showa 41 (1966) July, the Hiroshima City Council resolved to preserve the Atomic Bomb Dome, and then weathering progressed, and three times through well-intentioned donations at home and abroad Large-scale preservation work was carried out. In addition, in search of registration on the World Heritage List, it was designated as a national historic site in June 1995 as a result of the city, the city council, and a wide range of civic movements, and applied for registration by UNESCO by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. It was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in December 1996.
Today, the figure that left the tragic situation at the time of the atomic bombing is a symbol of No More Hiroshima, and it has become a symbol that appeals to the world the importance of the abolition of nuclear weapons and permanent peace over the ages.
*You cannot enter the Atomic Bomb Dome. It is not a facility where you can enter, so it will be a tour from the outside.
※There is no private parking lot, so please use a nearby parking lot.
Hiroshima Peace Tourism (Hiroshima Peace Tourism)
Hiroshima City has opened a website “Hiroshima Peace Tourism (Hiroshima Peace Tourism)”.
Many visitors to Hiroshima introduce themed routes that can be used as a reference when visiting peace-related facilities.
Also, on this website, AR etc. that allow you to see the inside of the Atomic Bomb Dome in 360° is posted.
Why don’t you go around the route while looking at the dedicated site with your smartphone in one hand?