• The Hypocenter

The very first atomic bomb to be used in human warfare exploded 600 meters in the air above this very spot, dropped from the US Boeing B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, on August 6, 1945 at 8:15 am. The explosion, followed by blast winds and concentrated heat rays, took the lives of those in and around the hypocenter in an instant.


The Hypocenter

  • Address
    1-5-25 Ote-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City
  • Access
    Streetcar: Take the 2 or 6 streetcar line headed for Miyajima-guchi (宮島口) or for Eba (江波), respectively, and get off at Genbaku Dome-mae (原爆ドーム前); it's about a two minute walk from there.
    Bus: Take the Maple Loop Bus to the Atomic Bomb Dome stop; it's about a two minute walk from there.
  • Distance from the hypocenter
  • MAP
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