Some people here told me that the true magic of the island of Miya-jima was sleeping there, and then seeing the temple and the Torii at night when all of the tourists are gone. So that's exactly what we did. We rented a room in a hotel on the island, and we just sat and watched the illuminated temple while we listened to the waves.
The A-bomb dome is the skeleton of what was once the Hiroshima Prefecture Industrial Promotion Hall built by a Czech architect with an obvious Central European design. It is one of the few buildings which survived the bast of the atomic bomb that is still preserved today. The A-bomb dome is a tourist monument of irons, bricks and cement, is listed as a UNESCO historical monument. It pays tribute to the victims of the atomic bomb. During the rainy, grey days of early summer, it's a sad and sorrowful place, especially with the arrival of the history teacher and his group of students with their red caps and white. This corner is located at the entrance of the Peace Park and, if arriving on the number 2 tram from the train station, just in front of the stop.
Before reaching Hiroshima and walking through the Peace Park, the word "cenotaph" didn't exist in my vocabulary. A quick Google search helped me learn that it's a large tomb dedicated to celebrated persons. The cenotaph designed by Kenzo Tange commemorates the death of the 200,000 inhabitants of the city ve were killed by the atomic bomb. Along with those of some of the pyramids of Egypt, the Hiroshima cenotaph is among the most famous cenotaphs in the world. It is a rectangular structure with water and an austere candle in memory of the victims. Everybody passes before it with extreme respect and it is one of the most-visited places in the park.