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The Cenotaph

1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0811, Japan
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Ranked #8 of 45 attractions in Hiroshima
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

An utterly moving tribute to the victims of the worlds first atomic bomb. The central point is the eternal flame which will only be extinguished when all the world、s nuclear weapons have been destroyed.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Part of the Peace Park, the Cenotaph is a simple structure, designed so that you can look through the opening to the eternal flame and the Atomic Bomb Dome building in the distance, with plaques at the base explaining the significance. One of the many memorials in the park, the simple architecture is elegant yet poignant and it is worth... More

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is part of the overall experience of the Peace Park. The architects did a wonderful job of making it possible to see the peace dome throught the cenotaph, looking in one direction, and the museum looking in the other direction.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The cenotaph is located on the walk from the dome to the museum. It is lined up perfectly that if you stand on the museum end, you can see directly through the cenotaph to the water, the flame, and then the dome. The cenotaph, for me, was very moving because of this elegance.

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Akita, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

As with all of the peace memorials, the cenotaph was very moving. However I felt it was more moving then others, as you are able to pay your respects as you would if at a shrine, which is what I did. You are also able to get photos of the memorial flame and atomic dome looking through the cenotaph. Definitely... More

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Baltimore
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

As the picture depicts, the cenotaph, monument and A bomb dome line up perfectly. It's a simple and moving monument, many people come by to say a prayer, lay flowers and place a donation in the slatted box.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

A simple graceful & understated monument marking peace. Great photos can be taken of the atomic dome, the peace flame & pond through its arch.

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San Antonio TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

When you look down the cenotaph, you have a veiw of the Atomic dome in the background, the Peace flame, and the pool.

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Situated between the A-bomb dome and the museum this is definitely worth looking at. You can view the eternal flame and A-bomb dome through the monument if you stand at the front of the monument. The grounds and gardens are lovely and well kept.

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Calgary, Alberta Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you happen to be planning a visit to Hiroshima and going to the Dome, the cenotaph is also very close by. It's within easy walking distance so it's definitely worth taking the time to see it. Like all similar monuments, it makes you wonder why all of the vast number of soldiers and civilians have to die for stupid... More

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