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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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  • This comfort and spiritual parable that monument was born on August 6, 1945 place Island bomb sang the victims, why the first individual subjected to bomb cities in the world, every year on August 6 image: Here you ju row official mourning Ceremonies, the future can see this traffic is very convenient
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  • Every day many people visit flowers. Can atomic bomb Dome seen from a distance, it looks like the culmination of the Park. Designed to be starting one week after end.
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  • Good chance standing in place have been laid a wreath emperor with grandson very much prayer and tell the grandchildren of the misery of the war.
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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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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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