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The Cenotaph, Hiroshima

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Monument Tourist Spot
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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  • 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.  more »
  • Another integral part of the memorial park. Very well designed and aligned with the other elements of the park.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Great monument
  • A place to remind the cruelty of war.
  • 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
  • Invites us to reflection. You are in you reignited Japanese concerns about radiation to be here 👍
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