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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  • August 16, 2017
    Felt the pain for the suffering that childrens needed to undergo due to this bombing. very well depicted and well defining the peace request monument.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Good reminder of the history and that children want peace and happiness. There's quite lot to see besides the statue itself.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    For those who are going through Hiroshima, a Valley and enjoy this beautiful monument in peace memorial
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  • June 28, 2017
    Nice to see a copper crane under the bell. I see people rings the bell and pray. Let's pray for peace together.
  • March 29, 2017
    A short walk from the Hiroshima Atomic bomb museum, we looked around this memorial dedicated to all the atomic bomb children who perished on 6 Aug 1945. It a very nostalgic park. A must place to visit.
  • March 12, 2017
    Our current world is based on the victem of lost life in the war. Don't breake peace forever. Please pray for the eternal peace of human race.
  • February 18, 2017
    Once of the monuments present in the peace park. The thing I've noticed about this one is the masses of paper cranes located around the monument, giving it colour. Simple and sad memorial.
  • May 16, 2017
    Really touching place wishing the peace for the world from the children all around the world.

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The majority of places to stay in Hiroshima concentrate in the areas surrounding the train station, the memorial museum and park, and a couple of main boulevards. Here you can find basic, comfortable, and clean hostels, dozens of mid-range business hotels, and a couple of pricier four- and five-star international chains, all of which offer easy access to any of the sights in this compact city. For an adventurous and very affordable overnight stay in Hiroshima, you can even sleep in private pods attached to the train station's south side.
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