Hiroden’s restored A-bombed streetcar will make 16 runs over 8 days this summer.
Tram number 653, known in Japanese as a hibaku-ressha, was restored to the original blue coloring, in which it was coated when badly damaged by the 1945 A-bomb blast, as part of the 70th anniversary commemorations of the A-bombing 3 years ago. Sign ups to ride the tram have already closed, but you can get a look at the distinctive streetcar making its way through the city on certain days this summer. The tram will make two runs a day, departing at 10:30 and 14:00 from Hiroshima Station and passing by Hatchobori, the A-Bomb Dome, Hiroden nishi-hiroshima before returning to A-bomb Dome.
There are sure to be quite a few photographers hoping to capture a good shot of the tram along the route so keep an eye out to suss out the best locations.
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