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The Cenotaph

Address: 1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Ranked #6 of 51 Attractions in Hiroshima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 125 Reviews
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
70 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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150 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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66 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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168 reviews 168 reviews
107 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If you are here you are in the peace memorial park. This small area has the park, the museum, the Cenotaph, the mound where 10,000 are buried, a small memorial that was built in the memory of a girl who died before making a thousand cranes that would save her life and just across the river the Atomic bomb dome... More 

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Cesena, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

if u r in hiroshima, you definitely have to visit this place to understand how man can destroy himself. learn from mistakes

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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It is said that the flame of the cenotaph will be turned off only when humanity will stop to use atomic bombs. In memory of a senseless massacre, that still has serious consequences.

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