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“Peaceful reminder to tragic destruction ”
Review of The Cenotaph

The Cenotaph
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Hiroshima
Ranked #7 of 260 things to do in Hiroshima
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 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 right here.

So many lives lost. Such incredible power used to create huge destructive force.

Let us all pray this never happens again.

Thank Markwsters1974
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The Cenotaph sits in the middle of the pathway from the Peace Museum to the Atomic Bomb Dome where there are the remains of a building that partially survived the blast. Flowers are laid by the Cenotaph in an offering of peace for those lost in the blast. Each year it is the central focus for the Peace Day Memorial Service held in the Peace Park and from the right position a beautiful photo can be taken of the flowers, the eternal flame, and the surviving remnants of the building. The Cenotaph is a place where Japanese take a moment to offer prayers for those lost and those still suffering the radiation sickness. We are now up to the 4th generation of survivors and families - many of whom still suffer from radiation sickness through genes passed down through the family. So the Cenotaph is a place where you may like to stop and take a moment to think of those lost, those who survive, and give thanks for your own health and that of your family.

Thank Shel N
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This is a unique photo opportunity. Several structures and monuments can be lined up and photographed through an arch-like portal.

Thank F2199RZmichaelj
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The cenotaph is located at the central area of the peace memorial park. This is a tribute to the lost lives due to the A-bomb drop.
People offer their prayers here. The cenotaph is aligned with the burning flame, A-bomb dome in a straight line in the peace memorial park.
This location is very evocative and could make you overflow with emotions.

Thank Joy_Sinha
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Cenotaph is part of the Peace Memorial Park and is one of the many memorials to the lives lost. It is along the line where you can look through it and see both the eternal flame and the A-Bomb Dome. It's always nice to take some flowers to leave at this spot to honour those lives lost.

Thank Cassie1911
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