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Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima

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When in Hiroshima, pay a visit to Children's Peace Monument, a touching memorial dedicated to Sadako Sasaki and the thousands of other children who died as a result of the atomic bomb. Acquaint yourself with the moving story of Sadako, a little girl who developed leukemia from being exposed to radiation in the fallout of the 1945 bombing. Sadako believed that a person who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, and so she kept making them in an effort to wish for world peace, until her death in 1955 at the age of 12. Pay your respects by donating a crane, a symbol of peace, in remembrance of Sadako and other child victims of the war. Use our Hiroshima trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Children's Peace Monument and other attractions in Hiroshima.
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  • We loved visiting the Hiroshima peace memorial park. Inside are all of these monuments at a very close proximity to one another. This was a very nice monument respecting and remembering the lives of t...  read more »
  • In addition to the nice picture there are also spaces where origami cranes are suspended. It also allows you to home-made cranes.
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  • Lovely memorial in the park for the children who were embroiled in the disaster. Some children were being taught the meaning of the memorial whilst we were there and it was lovely to see them acknowle...  read more »
  • Must be seen to appreciate how touching and tragic it all is, this memoral is a great piece to visit while at the park
  • Very touching peace monument. Walk by if you are going to the museum.
  • Quite a touching monument, buy make sure to take the time to read all the information about it.
  • Pls read the story about this girl Sadako Sasaki and you know how it feels to be there and ringing the peace bell on this monument.
  • This was the saddest part of the trip to Hiroshima, to hear the story of Sadako.
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