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Address: 1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Great photo opportunity focusing your attention on some of the other memorials

Part of a list of memorials in the vicinity which should all be seen with a well planned walk around the memorial park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Part of a list of memorials in the vicinity which should all be seen with a well planned walk around the memorial park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

When I picked four stars, the thought came to me 'How can you rate something so moving?' So the rating is only part of the story. Like me in Melbourne, if you have been to a cenotaph at your home town or city, you probably have an idea about how it feels to visit one and perhaps pay your respects.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is only a short distance from the atomic bomb dome and worth a visit. You can easily spend a whole day around the site and museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As it was in the same location as the Atmic Dome park and the Peace memorial museum, we only spent a couple of minutes at the cenotaph. Here lies the name of the people killed by the bomb. Looking through the cenotaph, it frames the museum and the flame.

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Mooresville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Contains all the names of the victims of the A-Bomb on August 6, 1945. You'll see the flame that burns until the last nuclear device is destroyed (the flame will burn forever, it seems). Pay your respects. New names are being added each year as hibakusa die.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The main altar from which to pay homage and pray to the departing souls of Hiroshima. Located in the straight line to frame the dome and to the Peace memorial Museum.

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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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