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

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Brilliant sculpture & monument for Peace

It is not just beautiful, but steeped in symbolism and a call for peace in and of itself. Its flame will be extinguished when there is now war anywhere on Earth. It still burns. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Pasadena, California

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It is not just beautiful, but steeped in symbolism and a call for peace in and of itself. Its flame will be extinguished when there is now war anywhere on Earth. It still burns. A moving experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Simple yet powerful reminder of that fateful day. Was impressed with the multilingual plaques. Worth a visit and a pray.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Well designed and a beautiful monument to reflect the memory of the victims of atomic tragedy. Lovely gardens surrounding the monument and very peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The contrast of what happened compared to the beauty of this place, especially on a nice day (we visited in May, gorgeous) is compelling. On the day we visited, Burmese monks were there in large numbers with saffron robes, conducting peace meditations. A nice and memorable touch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A must visit, together with the other monuments in the Memorial Park. Serene surroundings which give a lot of time and peace to reflect on the horrors of what happened in Hiroshima.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Overall, it was an emotional experience for me as I gently strolled around the special memorial park feeling a sense of sadness for those innocents who perished. I said a special prayer, may you Rest in Peace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Peace Park is a very sombre place and the museum is even more so. It is wonderful that this place was dedicated to the fact that we, as humans, often do unthinkable things to each other. A must-do if you travel to the West in Japan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My goodness the air, the vibe around is unforgetable... come over in the afternoon and you´ll see how older people come and gather to enjoy their afternoon together. I´ve lived two years in japan and the afternoon I spent here was one that truly reflected how I see japan and their culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

In the memorial park area, spend a few moments here. One could see the a-bomb dome thru the cenotaph.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Lovely arch found in the Peace Memorial Park. Good for photos and to honour the victims. If you look through it, some of the other memorials are lined up.

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Address: 1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chugoku  >  Hiroshima Prefecture  >  Hiroshima

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