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The Cenotaph

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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  • Average7%
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1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Another reminder of the tragedy of this place. Well kept and well looked after. A quiet and serene place to remember those who lost their lives.

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 4 days ago

When we arrived, there was a family bowing their heads and praying silently for those who perished in the WW2 atomic bomb. And when they finished we took our place. The visual impact of the perpetual flame of peace ....in line with the skeletal remains...More

1  Thank y0rkshire_0wl
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Centopah is along a straight line linking the main fountain, museum, reflecting pond, perpetual flame and the atomic dome. Under this structure is a box containing the names of thousands of people who perished August 6 1945. Names are added ever year.

Thank revbriangraham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can see the A Bomb dome through the Cenotaph, as well as the flame that will burn as long as there are nuclear weapons in this world. A very symbolic and emotional monument.

1  Thank François V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view through the Cenotaph really is one that will remain with me always. The design is perfection, with the Flame of Hope being seen just before the Peace Dome. If you could only see one thing in Hiroshima it would have to be this;...More

Thank deborahk3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entire Hiroshima Memorial area is something to see. Inside the Memorial you can see reenactments of the bomb dropping on Hiroshima, first hand accounts from survivors and mementos of the dead. There are also many artifacts from the US - correspondence during the construction...More

Thank LadyDi1162
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pay your respects and watch others do the same including guards take off their hats, pause, bow and pray. The view through to the A-Bomb dome is a memory not soon forgotten and awe-inspiring. It's located within the Peace Park so there may be times...More

Thank TearsnCheers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The picture itself shows how amazing the design is. From the Cenotaph., you can see the Flame of Hope., i think., and the ruins. Some people may not realize the design cause I also just accidentally realized it when I went right in front of...More

1  Thank Shirleymagne O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The memorial is a reminder of the importance of peace in the world. Through the arch Way you can see the Peace flame. Some people took flowers to put there. A good photo opportunity.

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Keeping the flame of peace burning, that what Japanese people do and we should never use atomic weapons again. A great lesson of peace.

Thank Nicolas E
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