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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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TripAdvisor
  • One more beautiful tribute to those who perished because of the atom bomb. He is on the way between the bomb dome and the Museum, soon is an attraction that is already on the way.
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  • The arch-shaped Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims is located almost in the center of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in front of the Pond of Peace. The stone chest in the center of the Cenotaph contai...  more »
  • This is the place to the atomic bomb victims mourn. It is very quiet, even a lot of people. You can see in front of the a-bomb Dome from the monument. This is where don't never forget the sad memories of the atomic bombings and the review.
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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
  • Invites us to reflection. You are in you reignited Japanese concerns about radiation to be here 👍
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