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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  • The comfort tablet is as calm as it seems to be, and the pool of the surrounding waters, according to the original explosion, is that many injured people desperately need water to destroy the fire or to reduce their pain, so that the pool is built to rest in peace.
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  • I visited the Cenotaph during a three day stay in Hiroshima. Visiting this site is a moving experience - as is the experience of visiting the Peace Park, Museum and Dome.  more »
  • As per the photo - a long shot through the arch with flowers - down the pond - across the eternal flame - straight at the Atomic Bomb Dome  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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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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