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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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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Hiroshima
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Fitting memorial

Take time to look through the cenotaph and you can see how it was constructed to frame the Flame of Peace and the bomb dome.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Worcester, United Kingdom
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Peace Park is filled with museums, monuments, and memorials, almost to the point where it's overwhelming. The cenotaph is certainly a pretty memorial, but I found some of the others to be more moving and interesting.

Thank Mike G
Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Take time to look through the cenotaph and you can see how it was constructed to frame the Flame of Peace and the bomb dome.

Thank moot
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you go during the day, the Park is crowded with tourist groups - coming back after dark ensures you have the park almost to yourself. Looking through the cenotaph, past the flame to the A-bomb Dome is a lot more moving, too. The subdued lighting makes for a much more peaceful and solemn visit.

Thank Viking_in_Oz
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is located right on the center of the park and with the Japanese flag flying overhead makes for a great photo. The structure itself is stunning. Well worth stopping for a few minutes as you move between the dome and the museum.

Thank JLandMike
Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another monument which make me think how strong are the Japanese people. Close to the rest of the monument and dome, situated into the memorial park

Thank Sgana U
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cenotaph is right at the centre of the Peace Memorial Park and is free to visit. A large concrete structure in the shape of an inverted U, it was designed by Tange Kenzo to remember all of the victims of the bomb. It contains the inscription 'Rest in Peace, we will never repeat the error'. Fresh flowers were in... More 

Thank Fleckney
The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands outstretched in eternal prayer to quench the burning thirst for eternal peace. The profound power of the structure thereafter dwells in one's heart.

1 Thank johnfjohnston
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enter the Peace memorial park from the side of the museum after s short walk you will come in front of this simple yet solemn structure. The significance of the monument is explained in a couple of languages in English in plates kept under the water This memorial was erected in 1952 , seven years after the atom... More 

1 Thank Dhiraj H
Shenley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything in this park is a tribute to the horrific event back in 1946, and this is one of the most ponient.

Thank Ross B
Chennai, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very peaceful place to contemplate and remember the innocent lives lost . A standing reminder of an event that shook the whole world. The design of the cenotaph is simple and the view of the Atomic bomb dome from the arch is excellent... It is quite emotional to see people paying homage to the nameless people who died on... More 

Thank ashjensingh

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