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The Cenotaph

Address: 1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Ranked #7 of 75 things to do in Hiroshima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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Suva
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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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New Zealand
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This provides a beautiful view through to the dome. It's haunting and thoughtful. There were some flowers laid. The area perfectly reflects the horrors of the atom bomb but also the resurrection afterward.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Near the museum , you can see the dome on the otherside of the cenotaph . 350000 people died and many more as delayed effects Time to reflect of mankind horrific mistake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

As part of teh Peace Memorial Park This cenotaph was erected cleverly in the Right place. You will see why as first I hadn't notice but then when I sat down and my picture taken and later got up and could see why. Underneath the arch you could see the Peace Dome across in perfect angle. Such a clever peice... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The cenotaph and peace flame are beautiful and inspiring. An important reminder that we must not repeat mankind's past mistakes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

When learning about all the 1000's of ashes and bones buried at this site it overwhelms you with the enormity of loss. Come learn and reflect.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

was great just to be there and be peaceful and give tribute to all those who tragically lost their lives. another stop in the peace park and well worth a look, very emotional

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