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The Cenotaph

1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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"eternal flame"
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"bomb dome"
in 38 reviews
"fresh flowers"
in 6 reviews
"simple design"
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"direct line"
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"photo opportunity"
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"the peace memorial park"
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"beautiful monument"
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"fitting tribute"
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"different languages"
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"atomic weapons"
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"who lost their lives"
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"peaceful place"
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"arch"
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"names"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Standing at the cenotaph with a view of the Atomic Bomb Dome is quite moving, reminding us that human life is frail and vulnerable. No more nuclear weapons!

Thank maschw01
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It reminded us the sad history. I suppose all tourists should go there to have a look although you might not stay for too long. Not hard to go there.

Thank cpcog
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated between the children's peace memorial and the museum this is a lovely monument. Beautifully symmetrical and the flame symbolising the need for world peace. Lovely spot for a photo with the museum in the background.

Thank Aisling L
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Such an intriguing monument with the flame at the other end. Located in the peace gardens so worth a look, bring a hat, if raining an umbrella.

Thank John S
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Silent observance is best. One of the keystone exhibits in the park. If you stand in the center you see the centigrade as well as the flame and the pond and the dome.

Thank TAMAN1951
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

The cenotaph is another memorial in the Peace Park at Hiroshima. Like many other cenotaphs, there is an eternal flame, and within a stone structure are the names of all those known to have perished as a result of the atomic bomb.

Thank Linda A
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

Beautiful and thought provoking. There is a hop on/hop off bus which takes you to all the sites. Its only 400 yen and it goes from the station. It's free if you have a JR pass.

Thank Alyson R
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

Not much to say about the Cenotaph. The picture you see is the picture you can and should take during your visit to the Peace Park.

Thank VivaHawaii
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Through the monument you can see an everlasting flame and further the only building that is left after the bomb. Very impressive.

Thank ReisDNA
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Didn't think that I would be so overcome with emotion on seeing all the sites around the peace park and the exhibits in the Memorial Museum. The Cenotaph is a fitting testament to the horrors of using any weapons of mass destruction, and final resting...More

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