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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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“eternal flame” (32 reviews)
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1 Nakajima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, Hiroshima Prefecture

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Reviewed yesterday

The Cenotaph and the eternal flame is built in memorial of those who lost their lives in the Atomic Bombing. Many people come here to pay their respects. A must visit in Hiroshima..

Thank mgprabhu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very thought provoking and moving place to visit. Great to see many Japanese school children visiting and paying their respects. Free to visit and located in the peace park.

Thank Thebates22
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk from the Peace Park will take you past the eternal flame and end the cenotaph. No doubt this is held in high respect by the Japanese as in the space of 10 minutes, two elderly Japanese paused, bowed and continued their walk. A...More

Thank Graeme R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easily seen during daylight yet I think it would be most poignant at night seeing the flame burning after dark. Gives you a cause to pause and think of everything that let up to the events of 8/6/45.

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another integral part of the memorial park. Very well designed and aligned with the other elements of the park.

Thank davemartin3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

accessible by the JR green/orange tour bus, which stops at places near these major atractions from the metro. i cam during the golden week which was really crowded, and saw people queing up, but didnt know for what. i came later at night and realize...More

Thank squirraix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 20 May 2017

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 12 May 2017

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
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