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Address: 1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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This Cenotaph is outside the Museum and Gift shop

It is worth a walk out into the start of the peace park. This Cenotaph is situated so you can visually see the dome and the museum behind you . It is worth a stroll out into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
pentacles22
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Perth, Australia

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is worth a walk out into the start of the peace park. This Cenotaph is situated so you can visually see the dome and the museum behind you . It is worth a stroll out into the park , then follow along to go to the peace mound, and bell.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cenotaph is the epitome of the park. It's design, location and appeal is so peaceful. If you are a photo buff then this makes for a great shot. If you are already in the park, take a look.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is worth a visit. If you have the time, visit it at day time and night time. Really beautiful, and also sad, especially if you have the chance to watch a Japanese bowing and making a silence prayer at the spot.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within the memorial park you'll easily spot the Cenotaph. Everyone meditating on all you experience in Hiroshima, and also queuing to take the picture through the arcade towards the dome.

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As monuments go this is very minimalist and would hardly welcome so many visitors were it not for its location. It is ideally situated in the middle of the park, so that looking through it one way you see the dome, and looking through it the other way, you see the museum.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cenotaph within the Memorial Park has been beautifully designed and provides a peaceful setting for contemplation and reflection whilst also acting as a formal memorial.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Its hard to describe moving around the Peace Park as it is beautiful but has such a horrible reason for being there. It is very well presented but more needs to be in English (I know that sounds selfish) so we could have understood more

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The Cenotaph is a fitting tribute located within the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which, when paying tribute, encapsulates the Dome in the background as well as the flame, serving as a reminder of the events that occurred in Hiroshima. It was so very moving to watch the small crowd of people all stop taking pictures, as someone went up to... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

What you see when you stand under the Cenotaph is the Peace Flame and A-Dome. Like everything else in the Memorial Park, well worth taking the time to see.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

If you stand at the right spot you can see the cenotaph, flame, and bomb dome. Very busy so we formed a line so that everyone could get a good photo. If you have enough people together you can try to do this too

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