When the first atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima, Japan, on 6 August 1945, the city became an immediate symbol for the horrors of war. Today, it has several moving reminders of that day of utter devastation.
In the years since the war, Hiroshima has been rebuilt into a fairly typical industrial city (Mazda has a huge factory there). The city is located 175 mi/280 km west of Osaka.... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.