• Ruins of the Chugoku Regional Military Headquarters Air Defense Room

Located near Hiroshima Castle in Moto-machi, this semi-basement room is all that remains of the Chugoku Regional Military Headquarters' Air Defense Operation Center. Here, girls from the local Hijiyama Girls High School worked alongside military and civilian personnel during the war. It is said that the very first news of the bombing of Hiroshima came from this basement room, communicated via military telephone by one of the high school students.

A Look Inside the Ruins of the Chugoku Regional Military Headquarters Air Defense Room


A Look Inside the Ruins of the Chugoku Regional Military Headquarters Air Defense Room

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A Look Inside the Ruins of the Chugoku Regional Military Headquarters Air Defense Room


A Look Inside the Ruins of the Chugoku Regional Military Headquarters Air Defense Room

To watch this 360 degree VR video on your iPhone/iPod/iPad, you must first download the YouTube app.

A Look Inside the Ruins of the Chugoku Regional Military Headquarters Air Defense Room


A Look Inside the Ruins of the Chugoku Regional Military Headquarters Air Defense Room

To watch this 360 degree VR video on your iPhone/iPod/iPad, you must first download the YouTube app.


After the bombing (courtesy of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum).


Inside the Air Defense Operation Center (courtesy of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum).


The remains as they are today.


The inside of the remains (currently closed to the public).

Information

Ruins of the Chugoku Regional Military Headquarters Air Defense Room

  • Address
    21 Moto-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City
  • Time
    Due to deterioration, the remains are currently closed to the public.
  • Access
    Streetcar: Take the 1, 2, or 6 streetcar line (bound for Hiroshima Port (Hiroshima-kō // 広島港), Miyajima-guchi (宮島口), and Eba (江波), respectively) and get off at Kamiya-cho Higashi (紙屋町東); it's a 15 minute walk from there.
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