After Kyoto, we arrived in Hiroshima via the Tōkaidō Shinkansen; the first site we had to go to after checking our bags into the hotel was the Genbaku Dome, otherwise known as the Atomic Bomb Dome. The actual dome was 490ft away from the point of detonation excluding the 1,968 feet above the ground were the bomb known as “Little Boy” was detonated. Ever since that fateful day on August 6, 1945, the shrine has been left almost completely in its’ original state to serve as a memorial to those who died. I was amazed that a building built in April 1915 would even possibly be standing after such an event. You can see that the cracks in the building and the exposed edges have been sealed, but little else has been done.