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The Cenotaph

1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0811, Japan
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Ranked #7 of 50 Attractions in Hiroshima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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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
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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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Rome, 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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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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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

At first I thought that this was the epicenter of the explosion of the bomb, in other words a sort of Ground Zero, but when I saw it for the first time and began to walk around the grounds of the memorial of the peace I realized that it was not. Located in the center of the park, between the... More

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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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