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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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Beautiful peaceful place. Kenzo Tange (architect) did a great job lining the up this memorial park south of the Atomic Dome with the eternal flame burning in between the two, very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 23, 2016
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

Beautiful peaceful place. Kenzo Tange (architect) did a great job lining the up this memorial park south of the Atomic Dome with the eternal flame burning in between the two, very clever.

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Plantation, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

And I do mean this literally. People politely line up to take a photo that aligns with the Atomic Bomb Dome. Please be polite. Japan can teach us so much. Thank you, Japan.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

It is a nice photo night opportunity but also it is a monument to remember what happened in 1945. it has a stone box with all the names of the dead and a flame that will burn until the day when the war will not be anymore.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

The Cenotaph and the eternal fire burning until nations get rid of bombs and war is a photogenic piece with eveyrone trying to get their shot in. The long pond behind the Cenotaph was short of water when we were there.

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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

Thoughtful component of park provides opportunity for integration of difficult emotional aspects & intellectual concepts provoked by facing our history here. Optimists may interpret a rainbow & bright future salvaged from the ruins of The Bomb. Pessimists may see an inevitable march descending from our human nature to destruction.... Don't succumb to despair! The beautiful setting inspires peaceful contemplation.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

The memorial is constructed in a very creative way. The names of all the people that perished in this catastrophe were put in a stone box and placed here. The inscription also says something to this tune that they are here so we don't forget them.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

The Cenotaph is in the Peace Memorial Park. The arched Monument covers the cenotaph that holds the names of all of the victims that were killed by the A-Bomb. The Monument is aligned to frame the Peace Flame and the Atomic Bomb Dome.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Standing beside this on a cold wet day, one can't help but remember all those killed and affected by the bomb in 1945. So glad we made the trip and spent so much time here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

The way they built this memorial is cool. Make sure to see it if you are near the peace museum and park

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

Like so many things in Hiroshima and particularly in and around Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, the Cenotaph sitting in the Pond of Peace is a moving monument to the dropping of the atomic bomb on that city. It obviously still has a big impact on the locals - when I was there photographing the Cenotaph, no less than about 5... More 

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