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. 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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  • Exiting the Peace Memorial Museum, we noticed myriad visitors crowded around a simple granite-and-concrete monument in the Peace Memorial Park. We joined the quiet crowd and quickly learned that the....  more »
  • The Cenotaph is inside the Peace Memorial Park. It's a monument to remind us about the horrors of the war and those who died.  more »

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