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Hiroshima is probably one of the cleaner quieter cities I have been in in a long time. We started off our tour by visiting the memorial where the A-bomb fell. It was an art building and was the only building preserved after the bombing. The bomb didn't explode on the ground it exploded about 600 meters above ground, and for this the city was lucky because no one knows how many more thousands of people would have died if it did. The city is surrounded by many rivers and canals so it was a good military point for Japan and this is why the US targeted the city. After the art building we went to the memorial dedicated to the thousands of koreans, chinese and whoever else were forced to work for the Japanese. Next was the childrens memorial, and then we walked to the actual museum dedicated to the whole thing.