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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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Reviewed yesterday

At first it looked like just a concrete tube. When we got closer, though, we could see that the clear and simple design was a reflection of the starkness of destruction and memory here. There's an eternal flame here, representing an eternity of memory. Impressive,...More

Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed yesterday

Akin to other famous war memorials, this cenotaph provides a place of reflection for people visiting the Memorial Park to not only remember those who perished here in 1945 but also to think of future generations and how we can stop the events of August...More

Thank TravellingManOz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument is located in the park near the museum. You will not be able to miss it. You will be drawn to it when visiting the museum.

Thank SnellingsY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See my review of the Peace Museum for more info but basically this is a simple and poignant reminder of an event which must never happen again.

Thank Tiish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Through the Cenotaph you can see the flame and atomic bomb dome, forming the perfect place to take a moment to remember and pay your respects to those that died that day. It is also a perfect reminder that we should be striving for peace...More

Thank Erica F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cenotaph is in the middle of Hiroshima Peace Memorium Park and is a promise/oath that the same mistakes will not be repeated again to secure future generations. It has a simple design without dramatic exaggerations. The impressive peace flame is also nearby.

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The list of persons who died during and after the destruction of Hiroshima continues to be updated as the remaining survivors pass away. A fitting memorial.

Thank paso57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This memorial cinsist of the Cenotaph together with the flame of peace and is another impressive memorial for the victims of the atom bomb.

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful monument that represents what happened here August 1945, and all those people who lost there lives is a tribute to those who where sacrifice to ending the 2nd world war. The explanation is in many different languages. Like I said before tissues are...More

Thank Jacob-lee V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cenotaph together with the flame of peace, the dome is another impressive memorial for the victims of the atomic bomb.

Thank Gust H
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