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The Cenotaph

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Address: 1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Hiroshima
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A Place of Contemplation For Everyone

A poignant moment when an elderly gentleman, a local resident, alighted from his bicycle, paused for some minutes, head bowed in silent prayer, then resumed his ride. Tourists... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A poignant moment when an elderly gentleman, a local resident, alighted from his bicycle, paused for some minutes, head bowed in silent prayer, then resumed his ride. Tourists come and go, are briefly reminded, and move on.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cenotaph itself is not overwhelming, but is an essential part of a visit to the site of the A Bomb blast. Worth going to see and look through to the dome. Standing on the edge of the river right across from the dome, however, was more powerful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the monuments seen as you walk through the peace park. The entire park attempts to remind us of the destruction caused by the atomic bomb, and to encourage a peaceful world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A central monument in the Peace Memorial Park is The Cenotaph. The Cenotaph is devoted to those whose remains lie elsewhere and its shape acts as shelter for their souls. Looking through he opening in one direction aligns the Flame of Peace and the A-Bomb Dome and in the other lines up the Peace Memorial Museum. Stopping to view this... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was well designed and set out. So many people were crowded here and paying their respects to the thousands who perished. We need to be reminded of what happened, and I am optimistic that something like this will never happen again.

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Okinawa, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just another example of how they took the time to memorialize all affected by this event. You are able to see many sights in one. must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

The arch-shaped Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims is located almost in the center of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in front of the Pond of Peace. The stone chest in the center of the Cenotaph contains the name of all the people who died in the bombing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The Cenotaph is placed in the most ideal location at the centre of the complex. It is a fitting tribute to all those who lost their lives here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

This lines up perfectly the focus of the peace park - The building, which is a reminder of the results of the atomic bomb, with the flame - which will burn until all atomic weapons are gone. An appropriate juxtaposition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This is one of the monuments of the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. It is in the center of a green lawn. It has a curved shaped like a saddle or a bomb shelter and has all the names of the victims of the atomic bomb. We saw many people praying there.

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