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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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  • I got a photo of a little Japanese girl standing under the statue and she was soon joined by her dad at this monument to the fallen children. Really special place 
  • Another beautiful monument honoring all the children who have been victims of this tragic event of mankind. Very touching.
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  • Very touching ... The monument to all innocent young creatures, victims of what human stupidity worse can make ... Touching the Bell and thousands of cranes create origami. The crane is a symbol of longevity and happiness ... LEST WE FORGET
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  • I remember learning about the story of Sadako and the paper cranes back when I was a school kid. I thought it was a sad story back then, but it came full circle when I finally saw this place in person 20 years later. The sense of awe-inspiring sadness felt nostalgic. Be sure to read up on this place to know the full significance of it when you visit.
  • Monumet to Sadako Sasaki and all the kids victims of the bomb.
  • Memorial to Sadako and thousands of kids who suffered consequences of the Hiroshima bombing. I read the book on Sadako before visiting and her life was outlined well in the museum as well.
  • I recommend going to the museum first to make sure you know the story behind the memorial. A very stark reminder of history and also one that feels very personal and touching.
  • This monument doesn't have the same impact for those who do not know the story behind it or the significance of paper cranes. I recommend taking some time to read up on what this monument is about before visiting. Otherwise, this monument isn't much more than a bell, a statue and some origami. That having been said, knowing what I do about the monument and having learned the story when in grade school visiting was memorable and moving.