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The Cenotaph

1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Hiroshima
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1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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"eternal flame"
in 42 reviews
"bomb dome"
in 38 reviews
"fresh flowers"
in 6 reviews
"simple design"
in 4 reviews
"direct line"
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"photo opportunity"
in 6 reviews
"the peace memorial park"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful monument"
in 8 reviews
"fitting tribute"
in 6 reviews
"different languages"
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"atomic weapons"
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"peaceful place"
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"who lost their lives"
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"arch"
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"names"
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"saddle"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cenotaph lies in the middle of the Peace Memorial Park. It lies in line with the A Bomb Memorial. You can take a picture of the A Bomb Memorial with the Cenotaph framing it. Beyond the Cenotaph is the Museum. It’s at the Cenotaph...More

Thank Coellum
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the middle of the park a concrete saddle-shaped monument covers a "cenotaph" holding the names of all the people killed by the bomb. It was built in 1952 and its arch-shape represents a shelter for the souls of the victims

Thank roboesGistel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is another part of the memorial complex. All of these places are walking distance from each other and can be seen together. As you look through the arch you can see the eternal flame from the other memorial.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cenotaph is dedicated to those who lost their lives as a result of the atomic bombing. We saw everyone from foreign visitors to Japanese school children paying their respects at the memorial. The cenotaph is a reminder of the innocent loss of life associated...More

Thank Adam B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stunning memorial with an eternal flame which lines up perfectly with the Bomb Dome. A place for quiet reflection and an appropriate centre piece for the park.

Thank Michael N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a nice monument and large water reservoir that symbolized the bomb falling and ending the 2nd world war. if you watch in center line you see the remains of the building left as memorial (renovated)

Thank Eitan B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A memorial to all killed here in 1945. The A bomb Dome is visible through the Cenotaph and would make a better picture if the modern building had not been built behind it.

Thank Peter I
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As most things in Japan, the queue starts forming quickly for no good reason. People are just queueing for a photo shoot of the Cenotaph. I can't see why we cannot simply gather around for a quicker time. We prayed for good health and world...More

Thank Zac C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to catch the mid portion of a tour guide explaining the events. She was so friendly and although we did not pay, she was humbled and welcoming to us just to share the history. As long as you are sincere in...More

Thank CoCo P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Undoubtedly most visitors will visit the Peace Memorial Park, and in doing so you can visit the various memorials within its boundary- the cenotaph being one. As with any cenotaph, it gives an opportunity for quite reflection. The flame lines up with the A-Dome and...More

Thank MeganS123
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