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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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Beautiful

Such a peaceful area and very well designed. It is easy to see as you walk around the site, it is a perfect place to pause and remember the innocent who died .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a peaceful area and very well designed. It is easy to see as you walk around the site, it is a perfect place to pause and remember the innocent who died .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful memorial with flowers for those that were affected by nuclear blast. The Cenotaph is located in the Memorial park and the view from the museum side has the image of the cenotaph, peace lamp and the Atomic Bomb dome.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is another "must see" in Hiroshima. Free admission to all. It's a great thing to see, especially on a sunny day. Head to this sight, say a prayer and reflect. You'll be happy you did.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Again, this is part of the park! It is the area where 600m above, the a-bomb detonated... It is a beautiful monument and has so much history about it despite it only being around 70 years old...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walk down by the museum and you will find the centotaph. Many Japanese school student were there when I visited and they were lined up and one by one bowed at the centotaph. This is a much visit while in Hiroshima.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

A poignant moment when an elderly gentleman, a local resident, alighted from his bicycle, paused for some minutes, head bowed in silent prayer, then resumed his ride. Tourists come and go, are briefly reminded, and move on.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The cenotaph itself is not overwhelming, but is an essential part of a visit to the site of the A Bomb blast. Worth going to see and look through to the dome. Standing on the edge of the river right across from the dome, however, was more powerful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the monuments seen as you walk through the peace park. The entire park attempts to remind us of the destruction caused by the atomic bomb, and to encourage a peaceful world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A central monument in the Peace Memorial Park is The Cenotaph. The Cenotaph is devoted to those whose remains lie elsewhere and its shape acts as shelter for their souls. Looking through he opening in one direction aligns the Flame of Peace and the A-Bomb Dome and in the other lines up the Peace Memorial Museum. Stopping to view this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was well designed and set out. So many people were crowded here and paying their respects to the thousands who perished. We need to be reminded of what happened, and I am optimistic that something like this will never happen again.

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