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The Cenotaph

1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0811, Japan
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Ranked #8 of 49 Attractions in Hiroshima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Another must see and read the inscription as well, there's a great view as you look through The Cenotaph you'll see the flame and in the background is the Bomb Dome, whilst in Hiroshima along with all the other monuments this is a must as everything is very close to see. I don't know what else to say but witnessing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Cenotaph has been carefully positioned in the centre of Peace Park; if you look through the arch shape the eternal flame and atomic dome are perfectly aligned. I think the cenotaph is also the centre piece for the memorial ceremonies that take place in Peace Park. A 'must see' for your Hiroshima visit - although quite sad.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The cenotaph some would argue is the centrepiece of the peace park. It carefully aligns with the A dome in the distance, and documents the people who died during the blast. Quite saddening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This a "saddle shaped" monument, under which is contained the names of those who died from the bomb. It lines up with the Peace Flame and has words that mean "Rest in Peace" Many people come here as the centerpiece of the park - sad moment to stand there with them to remember all those who lost their life

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is the best photo opportunity of the peace park experience. The monument is a moving tribute to those lost.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

A very powerful monument in Hiroshima's peace park. The centre piece and the most important of all. It is beautiful at night when it frames the floodlit Genbaku dome and is perfectly aligned with the eternal flame. During the day a steady flow of people come to lay flowers and pay respects. It feels a bit wrong taking photos of... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

easy to find,when you stand in front you can see the flame they won't put out until the last atomic bomb is defused and also the dome

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Enshrined in stone, the names of all those they could find who were killed by the bomb that hit Hiroshima. The Cenotaph is also a dedication to the thousands who could not be named or identified and a message to the world, that this tragedy should never be repeated.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful memorial which is a moving tribute and a symbol of hope. The plaques in the water at the front of the cenotaph need to be read to gain complete understanding. There are a number of plaques that all say the same thing in various languages.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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