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“A great view of the park.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Cenotaph

The Cenotaph
1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Ranked #6 of 51 Attractions in Hiroshima
4.5 of 5 stars 126 Reviews
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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“A great view of the park.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I found looking back at the park from this point of view very powerful. You will also find the eternal flame there. It is worth a moment or two stand there and look back over the area, as I think it ties things together well, both visually and symbolically.

Visited May 2012
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“Little in Stature but Big in Meaning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Yes, there is the interesting veiw when looking through the arch framing the peace flame (both designed by the same artist) and A-Dome. Also prevelent is the seemingly very Japanese asymetrical style type composition which can be seen in many japanese gardens, room layouts and art. Very balanced and even.

Visited June 2012
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“Gets the Point Across”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Very moving when you look through the stone arch and see the Cenotaph with the Eternal Flame and then the Atomic Bomb Dome behind them. We stood for a while and watched the Japanese people stop to pray and leave flowers. If you go to the peace park make sure you see it.

Visited April 2012
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“Simple fitting memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

At the centre of the park is the cenotaph. Perhaps the most famous symbol of the memorial park. Next to the cenotaph is the eternal flame which will only be extinguished when all the worlds nuclear weapons have been destroyed.

Visited April 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Cenotaph”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The Cenotaph is a concrete arch monument in the Peace Park. As you look through it there is a direct parallel line of sight from the arch through to the flame and down to the Atomic Dome. Not as striking as the dome itself however sitting on a bench nearby and watching Japanese people come to pray and leave flowers or light a candle instills a sense of the continued memory of what happened in Hiroshima in the Japanese people

Visited March 2012
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