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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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Central Part of the Peace Park

The Cenotaph appears to be the center of the peace park and contains an eternal flame. It is part of the Peace Memorial Park and worth a stop by.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Delbe M
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Joshua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cenotaph appears to be the center of the peace park and contains an eternal flame. It is part of the Peace Memorial Park and worth a stop by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

...with the Atomic Dome in the background, this cenotaph is a place to pause and pray. The local custom is to toss a small coin in, step back and pause in quiet reflection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

such a beautiful and peaceful place.......... make sure to take lots of pictures ^^ and go there before you go the the museum looooooooooool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is unique Standing at the Cenotaph you obtain a wonderful view of the flame and dome. Busted regularity there are fresh flowers to commemorate the day and peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cenotaph is must see site in Hiroshima located in the peace gardens and set facing the a-bomb dome.

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Thank Pete F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very well structured space with information plaques in several languages for visitors from around the world to consider the significance of the destruction of the atomic bomb and the importance of being part of a future that doesn't allow it to happen ever again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

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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