Peace Memorial Park
Atomic Bomb(Genbaku) Dome This haunting symbol of the devastation of nuclear war was originally the Hiroshima Prefectural Commercial Exhibition Hall. The atomic bomb, which was actually meant to fall on nearby Aioi Bridge, detonated right above the Hall, so that miraculously some of the walls were left standing while everything inside, and any wooden structures within a one-kilometer radius were instantly reduced to ashes. In 1966, Hiroshima City decided to preserve the Dome indefinitely as a grim reminder to the world, and with help from governments and organizations in Japan and overseas, reinforced and preserved the building as it was. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
Children's Peace Monument
It is a Japanese tradition to fold one thousand paper cranes when someone is ill or stricken by tragedy. This monument was built when twelve-year-old Sadako Sasaki died of leukemia ten years after the atomic bombing, by her classmates and by children from 3,100 schools across Japan and nine foreign countries. The bronze statue is of a girl holding up a paper crane, and at the foot of the pedestal is a stone with the inscription "This is our cry. This is our prayer. For building peace in this world." To this day, visitors leave thousands of folded paper cranes at this and other monuments in the park.
After visiting these places, we could reach hotel at 6PM then on next day we returned back to Kyoto……………with memorial glimpses of Hiroshima!!...............................