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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/japan39-hiroshima1 Thank you! Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. The city's name means "Wide Island" in Japanese. Hiroshima gained city status on April 1, 1889. The city had an estimated population of 1,155,000. Hiroshima is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon

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JAPAN Hiroshima Short but sweet touching trip 1

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Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. The city's name means "Wide Island" in Japanese. Hiroshima gained city status on April 1, 1889. Hiroshima is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on the city at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II

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Series N700 Shinkansen  These trains link Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima & Hakata Hiroshima railway station

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Hiroshima railway station

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Hiroshima railway station

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Hiroshima station

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Hiroshima

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Hiroshima Hotel GranVia

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Sheraton Hiroshima The city had an estimated population of 1,155,000

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Hiroshima

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Hiroshima Castle, also called the Carp Castle, is a good example of a castle built on a plain in the center of a city as opposed to hilltop and mountaintop castles

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Built in 1589,  but like the rest of the city, Hiroshima Castle was destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945

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Its main keep was rebuilt in ferro-concrete with an attractive, partially wooden exterior 

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The castle's second circle of defense, were reconstructed using original building methods and materials 

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Hiroshima Castle

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Sanctuary dedicated to world peace and contemplation, the Peace Pagoda dominates the entire city of Hiroshima from Mount Futaba, whose rise wooded slopes offer a very nice walk in any season. Overlooking little Mount Futaba northeast of Station, the Peace Pagoda is a misnomer. With its curved roof of typical of this type of building, it is actually a  stupa,  a Buddhist structure of Indian origin. Among the first "shrines dedicated to world peace”, it promotes  pacifism  and cannot be ignored by any traveler, because its location makes it visible to all. Within it, many people have filed memorial stones for the victims of the bombing of August 6, 1945 View from the Peace Pagoda

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The actual building's ties to the original area of Buddhism are also very tight since after its construction in 1966, the first Indian Minister Indira Gandhi, joined by Mongolian monks told him  the ashes of the historical Buddha

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The panoramic view that opens onto the city and the bay seen from the Peace Pagoda, on hill north of railway station

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Ceremonial fountain at the Peace Pagoda

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Hiroshima City

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The Ōta River is the major river that flows through Hiroshima

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Motoyasubashi Bridge

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Motoyasubashi Bridge

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Hiroshima rest house, tourist information center, souvenir

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Motoyasubashi Bridge

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Motoyasu River

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Motoyasu River

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Zero Milestone of Hiroshima City

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Hiroshima is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on the city at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial is a large park in the center of Hiroshima. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack (in August 1945, during the final stage of the Second World War, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki), which led to the death of as many as 140,000 people by the end of 1945

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There are a variety of monuments and buildings in the park, each dedicated to a different aspect of the bombing

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Literary Monument Dedicated to Miekichi Suzuki, the work of the sculptor Katsuzo Entsuba (1905-2003)

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The location of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was once the city’s busiest downtown commercial and residential district. The park was built on open field that was created by the explosion. Today there are a number of memorials and monuments, museums, and lecture halls which draw over a million visitors annually. The purpose of the Peace Memorial Park and the city Hiroshima not only memorialized atomic victims, but also established the meaning of a memory of nuclear horrors and a world peace

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial, commonly called the Atomic Bomb Dome or Genbaku Dōmu, is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996

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The ruin serves as a memorial to the people who were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945

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Hiroshima dome as seen from the memorial park

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Monument of Prayer, 1960 Sculpted by Yoshizumi Yokoe (1887–1962)

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Monument of Prayer

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Monument of Prayer

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Over 70,000 people were killed instantly, and another 70,000 suffered fatal injuries from the radiation

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