Hiroshima Hypocenter

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"Carried to Hiroshima from Tinian Island by the Enola Gay, a U.S. Army B-29 bomber, the first atomic bomb used in the history of humankind, exploded approximately 580 meters above this spot. The city below was hit by heat rays of approximately 3,000 to 4,000°C, along with a blast wind and radiation. Most people in the area lost their lives instantly. The time was 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945."

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Address

1 Chome-5-25 Otemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0051 (Map) (Directions)

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Atomic Bomb Dome

Hours

Open 24 hours Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
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Thursday Open 24 hours
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Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Holidays Open 24 hours

Access

A few blocks south-east of the Atomic Bomb Dome and a few minutes by foot. The plaque is located outside the modern-day Shima Hospital.

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