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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. 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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  • We were unaware of the Cenotaph before our visit. It is a heavy tribute to all those lost in the bombing. The direct view of the Atomic Dome is chilling. 
    We were unaware of the Cenotaph before our visit. It is a heavy tribute to all those lost in the bombing. The direct view of the Atomic Dome is chilling.  more »
  • Iconic memorial for those that have fought and died in world conflicts for the United Kingdom. Poignant and worth taking five minutes out of your day to respect those that have died in... 
    Iconic memorial for those that have fought and died in world conflicts for the United Kingdom. Poignant and worth taking five minutes out of your day to respect those that have died in...  more »

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