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The Cenotaph, Hiroshima

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
Reflect on the history of Hiroshima at The Cenotaph, an elegant monument standing as a staunch reminder of the devastation wrought by atomic bombings. Designed by architect Tange Kenzo and opened in 1952 as one of the first memorial pieces erected in the park, the concrete saddle arch represents a shelter for all of the victims of the catastrophic nuclear attack--you'll find their names inscribed on the stone below. Standing in front of the arch, notice how the monument is perfectly aligned to frame the Peace Flame and A-Bomb Dome, connecting the historical narrative of the memorial park. Put The Cenotaph and other Hiroshima attractions into our Hiroshima vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • 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 a...  read more »
  • The location between the museum and the dome, and part of the park is beautiful. Like most monuments very impressive.
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  • Stand in this place, and the surprising splendor of the composition. Loveley Hiroshima revived from the city all the lost time! Want to leave to future generations to remember this wonderful massaged it.
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  • was great just to be there and be peaceful and give tribute to all those who tragically lost their lives. another stop in the peace park and well worth a look, very emotional
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