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Memorial Steeple

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Address: Nakajimacho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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I actually found this quite depressing to gave upon. So sad. I felt weird taking a photo of what are ashes of victims.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2016
marlaher
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San Diego, California

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Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Even thought I have been to Hiroshima Peace Park before, I couldn't remember for the life of me what this was for. After reading the sign again, and finding out there are many people buried here I thought that this was a nice memorial to those who were lost. It is sad and a bit overwhelming to take all of... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I actually found this quite depressing to gave upon. So sad. I felt weird taking a photo of what are ashes of victims.

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Thank marlaher
Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Totally hidden, I had to google map it in the memorial area to find it, but utterly eerily and brings together the magnitude and heritage of hiroshima. Close by is the Korean Memorial

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Thank Lucky C
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Was constructed by the cremated bodies of the victims that passed away from the atomic bomb..I said a little prayer as I passed this little steeple..in the same park as the Peace Museum

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

One of the less obvious memorials at the Peace Park, used to entomb the ashes of some of the thousands who did.

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Thank Escape-overseas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Containing the ashes of unidentified victims, it's unfortunate that it now sits next to the smoky parked tour buses.

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Traralgon, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Another sad but significant memorial in this very emotional Peace Park.it is hard to fathom that this is the sombre resting place for about 70,000 poor souls lost on the day of the bombing or soon after . Let us all hope that the park helps in the long term to world wide peace. On your visit make sure you... More 

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Sudbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

If you have only a few hours as we did in Hirshima, spend it wondering through this park. I was not sure the significance of the mound when we first saw it but the plague explained everything. Such a beautiful resting site for so many lost that day; a fitting memorial in the rememberance of the dead.

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Thank Gayle C
Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

It contains the ashes of tens of thousand of people who died here. It is simple, humble, and a very important site to remember what happened there.

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Falfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Some reviews find the Memorial Mound to be a little underwhelming but for me that is part of what makes it so affecting. The mound contains the ashes of 70,000 unidentified people and despite that it is incredibly humble, which in turn I found very humbling. There are lots of memorials throughout the park, and some are bound to affect... More 

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