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Address: 1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture

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Beautiful and somber.

See it at night as well as in the day! The way everything lines up is lovely and the message is as simple as the design- always remember.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

See it at night as well as in the day! The way everything lines up is lovely and the message is as simple as the design- always remember.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is not like Whitehall, its lines are softer and rounded, yet its message is the same, "never forget." Hiroshima,s memorial is to the dead of the 1st Atomic Bomb ever used in anger. Its at the fore front of a line of memorials leading to the Dome over which the Bomb exploded on August 6th 1945 there are fountains... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The atomic museum, and atomic dome are connected by this lovely cenotaph. Underneath is a place for the urns of those who perished. Nearby is a tree that survived the blast.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Between the Peace Memorial Museum, the Park’s main facility, and the A-Bomb Dome is the arched dome Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims, naming those who died because of the bomb, (either because of the initial blast or exposure to radiation). Make sure to take a walk through the park as well. Small sculptures and the Peace Bell is something you’ll... More 

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This monument together with pond of Peace and Flame of Peace are situated further behind of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The flame from Flame of Peace never stop burning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Cenotaph is located within the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. A concrete monument that looks like a saddle covers a cenotaph which holds the names of all the people who were killed by the atomic bomb. The arch of the saddle is said to provide shelter for the souls of those who were killed. Many people visit the cenotaph to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The shape signified the protection of souls from rain. Not far away, there was a fire torch “Flame of Peace” burning. Centoaph was in center of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Very well-designed, modern piece that really focuses your attention on the elements of the Peace Park. Worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Don't forget your flowers if you visit this place. Say a prayer and enjoy the peace and quiet of the park. It really is very peaceful. The best time to visit this area is at night. Its very safe so you will never have any problems even if you are alone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I like this saddle with holds the Cenotaph and how it is carefully designed to frame the peace flame and the A-Bomb Dome. It holds all of the names killed by the bomb.

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