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. Use our Hiroshima online trip itinerary maker to visit The Cenotaph on your trip to Hiroshima, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is another part of the memorial complex. All of these places are walking distance from each other and can be seen together. As you look through the arch you can see the eternal flame from the oth...  more »
  • The cenotaph is dedicated to those who lost their lives as a result of the atomic bombing. We saw everyone from foreign visitors to Japanese school children paying their respects at the memorial. The ...  more »
  • What to say and to this point. Is a section with other areas related to the blast of the atomic bomb. The space is clean and amazing market experience
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