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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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The arch-shaped Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims is located almost in the center of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in front of the Pond of Peace. The stone chest in the center... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The arch-shaped Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims is located almost in the center of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in front of the Pond of Peace. The stone chest in the center of the Cenotaph contains the name of all the people who died in the bombing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Cenotaph is placed in the most ideal location at the centre of the complex. It is a fitting tribute to all those who lost their lives here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This lines up perfectly the focus of the peace park - The building, which is a reminder of the results of the atomic bomb, with the flame - which will burn until all atomic weapons are gone. An appropriate juxtaposition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the monuments of the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. It is in the center of a green lawn. It has a curved shaped like a saddle or a bomb shelter and has all the names of the victims of the atomic bomb. We saw many people praying there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a concrete, saddle-shaped monument that covers a cenotaph where the names of all of the people killed by the bomb are recorded. The monument is aligned to frame the Peace Flame and the A-Bomb Dome. It’s said the arch shape represents a shelter for the souls of the victims. The cenotaph carries the ambiguous epitaph, "Please rest in peace,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cenotaph was a simple but beautiful monument for those who were killed by the atomic bomb. Very peaceful and quiet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tribute to the innocents and a challenge to peace. I found my visit to this area life changing. Floral tributes from around the world.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a monument to those who died and to celebrate the peace. There always a lot of fresh flowers and you can see the peace flame.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be at The Cenotaph, I felt a sense of unity and purpose. It was a peaceful space with all walks of life , praying or reflecting quietly. It can become busy due to the ideal photo shot, but people are respectful and will allow individuals to have the time and space to take THAT picture. Loved it here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This tribute to the lost lives in Hiroshima offers a symbol of hope and cry for peace. With plaques in many languages it gives a brief description of what this is all about and the goal they hope to achieve through this memorial site. It was a beautiful visit.

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