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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 2 days ago via mobile

Walking from the atomic bomb dome toward the museum, I noticed the elements of the Cenotaph but the significance didn’t automatically register in my consciousness. It was only later (when our private tour guide explained each element) that I came to appreciate it. Moving.

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Cenotaph during a three day stay in Hiroshima. Visiting this site is a moving experience - as is the experience of visiting the Peace Park, Museum and Dome.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 1 week ago

As per the photo - a long shot through the arch with flowers - down the pond - across the eternal flame - straight at the Atomic Bomb Dome

Thank Kevz110
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Remembrance, peace and aftermath all meshed in one scene. Excellent juxtaposition with a powerful message.

Thank Khiam Yeong H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking through the arch of the cenotaph you can see the atomic dome. If standing here doesn't make you wish for a peaceful world then there is no hope for you. So emotional

Thank Pete R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cenotaph at the Peace Memorial Park is designed to look like a coffin. It's fitting as it there to represent those who died in the bombing in August 1945. The artistic design of the arch covering the cenotaph gives you a perspective as you...More

Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cenotaph is part of the path you take through the Peace Park, from the Dome to the Museum. It's a good place to offer a little prayer.

Thank RozaLui
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A humbling experience to look through the cenotaph to the peace flame and on towards, the cathedral dome that is left after the A bomb.

Thank Eamonn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All part of the park around the atomic dome. This is particularly interesting as the layout aligns many other elements.

Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This memorial is located in the peace park. The area is very peaceful. There are always tourists here but it is not crowded. The sculpture and the dedication that is in several languages is very sobering making you think of the incredible destruction that happened...More

Thank Markwsters1974
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