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Address: 1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Japan in 7 days. Day2 Part 6

Situated in the center of the Peace park is the Cenotaph. The eternal flame, the view through the arc may well make this the most peaceful place in japan right now. It is ironic... read more

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Situated in the center of the Peace park is the Cenotaph. The eternal flame, the view through the arc may well make this the most peaceful place in japan right now. It is ironic because this was also the center of Destruction in WWII. It may be impossible to achieve, but the cenotaph should remind and inspire man to maintain... More 

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Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who should have imagined that looking through an arch should touch you - but you will be surprised standing there how much it touch you. We were granted by looking through the art together with an old couple surviving the bomb. Very touching.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A piece of history that you must see if you are in the area. Can see the a-domb through the cenotaph.

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Thank Lydia2121
Roxby Downs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the centre of the lovely peace park the view through the arch, to the eternal flame onto the A Bomb Dome makes one feel... difficult to explain. We walked from the A Bomb Dome through the park, past the Cenotaph to the Museum. A day I will never forget.

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Thank Davo_T_B
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is all part of the Hiroshima experience and time should be taken to read the words here and just to take a few moments as you see the optimism of the eternal flame at some point being extinguished and the ruined dome beyond. A beautifully thought out memorial

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Thank KathyS13
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the centrepiece of the park and where memorial services are held on the anniversary of the attack (6th August). Makes for a good photo opportunity.

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Thank PsychoSavager
Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An awe-inspiring place. We watched several locals, young and old, come and bow, making us wonder the meaning of this place to them - must be something quite different yet similar than it is to us, foreigners with no role in WWII and the use nuclear weapons. We followed the suit and left, silent and sad.

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Thank Eric_Greeney
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice memorial but I expected more. Perhaps my expectations were coloured by my visits to the concentration camps around Europe. This memorial didn't fill me with any emotion although I am not sure it was meant to?

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Thank ilana613
Nugegoda, null, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Lovely place to visit and you will the Historical feeling of Japan... Peaceful atmosphere. Must visit . Wish i could visit there again.

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Thank Wong L
New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is part of the Hiroshima peace memorial. Peaceful ambiance. A place for reflection. Nothing outstanding about the memorial itself.

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