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Hiroshima


Genbaku dome - atomic bomb dome:
Genbaku dome - atomic bomb dome in Hiroshima, Japan.
Located on the delta of the Ota River on Hiroshima Bay, and divided into six islands by the seven channels of the river, Hiroshima is the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, Japan, and capital of the the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, As of 2007, Hiroshima had a population of 1,159,391.

On August 6th 1945, during the closing days of World War II, the first atomic bomb used in warfare, "Little Boy", was dropped by the American B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay" on the city of Hiroshima. Approximately 70,000 people were killed by the bomb, 69% of the city's buildings completely destroyed, and further 6.6% of the buildings severely damaged. A further 60,000 people died from injuries and the effects of radiation during the next few months.

Hiroshima was rebuilt after the end of World War II, principally after 1949, when the Japanese government passed the "Hiroshima Peace Memorial City Construction Law". Also in 1949, the Japanese parliament also declared that Hiroshima would henceforth be a city of peace, and a result the city is today a leading location for peace and social conferences.

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima is commemorated by a variety of memorials and events in the city, principally the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. This is a large park in the center of Hiroshima.. The most recognizable symbol of the park is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, usually known as the "Atomic Bomb Dome" or "Genbaku Dome", which is the preserved remains of what was the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, a building which lay almost directly beneath the site of the atomic explosion.

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Moon Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima (Travel Guide)

By Jonathan DeHart

Moon Travel
Released: September 21st, 2021
Paperback (488 pages)

Moon Tokyo, Kyoto & Hiroshima (Travel Guide)
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  • Manufacturer: Moon Travel
  • Brand: Moon Travel
  • ISBN: 1640495096
  • EAN: 9781640495098
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 488
  • Author: Jonathan DeHart
  • Publication Date: September 21st, 2021
  • Release Date: September 21st, 2021
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  • Size: 7.55 inches by 5.6 inches by 0.85 inches
  • Weight: 0.881849048 pounds
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Hiroshima Travel Guide 2023: Hiroshima Unveiled: Exploring the Cuisine and Traditions of Hiroshima: Embracing Her Peace, Day Trips and Hidden Treasures of Hiroshima

By Mark E. Fears

Independently published
Released: July 21st, 2023
Paperback (141 pages)

Hiroshima Travel Guide 2023: Hiroshima Unveiled: Exploring the Cuisine and Traditions of Hiroshima: Embracing Her Peace, Day Trips and Hidden Treasures of Hiroshima
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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798853145405
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 141
  • Author: Mark E. Fears
  • Publication Date: July 21st, 2023
  • Release Date: July 21st, 2023
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  • Size: 9.0 inches by 6.0 inches by 0.32 inches
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Hiroshima Travel Guide 2023: Exploring the Cuisine and Traditions of Hiroshima, Japan. A Journey through History and Resilience. Ultimate Tips, Maps, and Recommendations. (Adventure Travel Guide)

By BILLY L. ALLEN

Independently published
Released: September 22nd, 2023
Paperback (51 pages)

Hiroshima Travel Guide 2023: Exploring the Cuisine and Traditions of Hiroshima, Japan. A Journey through History and Resilience. Ultimate Tips, Maps, and Recommendations. (Adventure Travel Guide)
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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798862227246
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 51
  • Author: BILLY L. ALLEN
  • Publication Date: September 22nd, 2023
  • Release Date: September 22nd, 2023
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  • Size: 9.0 inches by 6.0 inches by 0.12 inches
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Hiroshima Travel Guide 2024 (Tour with Bartlett)

By James Bartlett

Independently published
Released: March 20th, 2024
Paperback (152 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798320377582
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 152
  • Author: James Bartlett
  • Publication Date: March 20th, 2024
  • Release Date: March 20th, 2024
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  • Size: 9.0 inches by 6.0 inches by 0.35 inches
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: An Illustrated History Anthology and Guide

By Magnus Bartlett

Odyssey Books & Maps
Released: July 30th, 2015
Paperback (304 pages)

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: An Illustrated History Anthology and Guide
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: An Illustrated History Anthology and Guide
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  • Brand: Odyssey Books & Maps
  • ISBN: 962217860X
  • EAN: 9789622178601
  • PartNumber: illustrations
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  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Authors: Magnus Bartlett, Robert O'Connor
  • Publication Date: July 30th, 2015
  • Release Date: July 30th, 2015
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  • Size: 8.2999834 inches by 6.0999878 inches by 0.7999984 inches
  • Weight: 1.79897205792 pounds
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Hiroshima Travel Guide 2024: The Ultimate Pocket Sized-Book to Travel All Over Hiroshima With Maps (The Essential Japan: Exploring the Culture, History, and Must-Sees of 5 Major Cities in Japan.)

By Nathaniel C. James

Independently published
Released: April 4th, 2024
Paperback (229 pages)

Hiroshima Travel Guide 2024: The Ultimate Pocket Sized-Book to Travel All Over Hiroshima With Maps (The Essential Japan: Exploring the Culture, History, and Must-Sees of 5 Major Cities in Japan.)
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  • EAN: 9798321949597
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  • Number of Pages: 229
  • Author: Nathaniel C. James
  • Publication Date: April 4th, 2024
  • Release Date: April 4th, 2024
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  • Size: 9.0 inches by 6.0 inches by 0.52 inches
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HIROSHIMA TRAVEL GUIDE 2024: Immerse Yourself in Hiroshima Cultural Tapestry, Savoring Mariachi melodies, Exploring historic Wonders, and Dancing ... Unveiling the Secrets of Iconic Places")

By TAYLOR B. WORD

Independently published
Released: February 8th, 2024
Paperback (68 pages)

HIROSHIMA TRAVEL GUIDE 2024: Immerse Yourself in Hiroshima Cultural Tapestry, Savoring Mariachi melodies, Exploring historic Wonders, and Dancing ... Unveiling the Secrets of Iconic Places")
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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798878992466
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  • Format: Large Print
  • Number of Pages: 68
  • Author: TAYLOR B. WORD
  • Publication Date: February 8th, 2024
  • Release Date: February 8th, 2024
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  • Size: 9.0 inches by 6.0 inches by 0.16 inches
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