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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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Respectful memorial, also a common photo opportunity

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Nottingham, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Nugegoda, null, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Northern Territory, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is part of the peace park.not sure why it is separate. The eternal flame Is there and if you stand in front of arch bit you see flame and A dome thtough it which makes a nice picture.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my boyfriend a few days ago as part of a two day trip to Hiroshima. There's not much to say about this memorial to the dead aside from that it's a beautiful and touching tribute to those who lost their lives in the atomic bomb. Hiroshima was a lovely city, big but somehow much more peaceful and... More 

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Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice view and thoughts to remember a horrible time in history. Something to remind us that something like this should not happen again, and hopefully won't.

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Thank Korinirin
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cenotaph is one of the many peace memorials in the Hiroshima Peace Park. This is a memorial arch under which is a casket containing a book that holds the name of every victim of the atomic attack. See it and spend a little time thinking on what it means.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This memorial is found inside the pretty large Peace Park, and there are several memorials found in that place. At the very least, make sure you find The Cenotaph because it is the most iconic. Make sure to exercise respectful behavior, because after all, this is a memorial for thousands of people who suffered and died. It is normal to... More 

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