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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“eternal flame” (42 reviews)
“bomb dome” (38 reviews)
“fresh flowers” (6 reviews)
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1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture
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"eternal flame"
in 42 reviews
"bomb dome"
in 38 reviews
"fresh flowers"
in 6 reviews
"simple design"
in 4 reviews
"direct line"
in 4 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 6 reviews
"the peace memorial park"
in 17 reviews
"beautiful monument"
in 8 reviews
"fitting tribute"
in 6 reviews
"different languages"
in 4 reviews
"atomic weapons"
in 4 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 4 reviews
"who lost their lives"
in 4 reviews
"arch"
in 30 reviews
"names"
in 33 reviews
"saddle"
in 12 reviews
"victims"
in 38 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inspiring, artful way to focus thoughts on what happened 73 years ago. Worth a pause while visiting Peace Memorial Park.

Thank BandBsRGr8
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Hiroshima you are hardly not going to visit the Peace Memorial Park, and consequently The Cenotaph at its heart. All lines up serenely with the Atomic Blast Zone visible through the archway

Thank PipPaul W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always silly artists and architects around thinking they can create things more meaningful than history. Pretty much any “art” cannot help but detract from such hallowed ground, but this pile really manages to consume highly valuable space and sight-lines between the dome and museum. The...More

Thank TheGrinchesDogMaxx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The eternal flame is surrounded by water, but it's not until it is viewed through the archway and flower beds that it truly becomes a reality. This was a wasteland after the bomb, now it is beautiful. Don't let it happen again.

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The second visit to the area as I was in Japan and my friends were visiting the area for the weekend. Poignant, sad, but interesting nevertheless. Left a lump in the throat.

Thank chogwops
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For me, it was a moving experience visiting this place even though the bombing of Hiroshima happened so many years ago and even though the event happened decades even before I was born.

Thank AlejaNZro
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cenotaph great idea and design looks really good they way it lines up with the eternal flame and atomic dome. It’s and important part to visit in peace park so don’t miss it. Located in the north part of the park near museums.

Thank Jason S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop and look back at the dome; a very inspiring view. It is a must if you ant to complete your visit to Hiroshima.

Thank Warner L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very hard to stand here and remember. It was also very moving to view the surviving building through the art.

Thank Chr15t1n3
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Very interesting, great for photography buffs, a very peaceful area.... thought provoking, it must not be missed if your in Hiroshima.

Thank mrandmrsDorset
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