The Cenotaph, Hiroshima

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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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  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful location, for qm is passing in Hiroshima is worth the stop in this monument is located in peace memorial.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Another reminder of the tragedy of this place. Well kept and well looked after. A quiet and serene place to remember those who lost their lives.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Through the arch look around, you see the perpetual flame with behind the dome building. Head to the museum (free)
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  • April 24, 2017
    Great monument
  • March 10, 2017
    A place to remind the cruelty of war.
  • March 23, 2016
    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
  • July 5, 2016
    Invites us to reflection. You are in you reignited Japanese concerns about radiation to be here 👍
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Where to stay in Hiroshima

The majority of places to stay in Hiroshima concentrate in the areas surrounding the train station, the memorial museum and park, and a couple of main boulevards. Here you can find basic, comfortable, and clean hostels, dozens of mid-range business hotels, and a couple of pricier four- and five-star international chains, all of which offer easy access to any of the sights in this compact city. For an adventurous and very affordable overnight stay in Hiroshima, you can even sleep in private pods attached to the train station's south side.
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