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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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  • Again, this is part of the park! It is the area where 600m above, the a-bomb detonated... It is a beautiful monument and has so much history about it despite it only being around 70 years old... 
  • Walk down by the museum and you will find the centotaph. Many Japanese school student were there when I visited and they were lined up and one by one bowed at the centotaph. This is a much visit while...  more »
  • Peace Park in one of the many johyeongmuli which describes as a closer reading I'm Korean, at the time of the tragedy is going to a certain empathy for details. .. Moment of silence, and there are a lot of Japanese people are going to ...
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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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