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. Put Children's Peace Monument on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hiroshima trip planning tool .
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  • Loved this place too...just beautiful! Autumn is such a great time to travel in Japan as the weather is perfect and the trees are beautiful.  more »
  • The monument to the peace of the children (bronze statue of 9 meters in height, which is known by the name of Genbaku no Ko no Zō), dedicated to all the boys and girls who died as a result of the bomb, is one of the memorials we could visit on our tour for the Park Peace Memorial, which is undoubtedly the most visited area of Hiroshima. Anyone visiting the city can spend long and fail to see this moving Memorial, although it pays homage to all the victims, remember the sad story of a case in particular of the girl Sadako Sasaki, that he was 2 years old when the bomb exploded, and that as a result of strong radiation received, he died with leukaemia ten years after the launch of the first atomic bomb. I Professor of elementary and secondary education, excites me especially the fact that the idea of the construction of the monument emerging from the own classmates of Sadako Sasaki, who were tremendously affected by the death of his friend and companion. In addition, the idea transcended beyond their own school and at the end received the support of more than 3000 schools in Japan and also from other countries, who got the funding needed to take forward the project. A detail that has been for the history of humanity. Drew us attention that the monument was adorned with origami paper cranes. It is a tradition that is due to the fact that the sculpture has several origami cranes made in bronze. The sculpture in bronze of the girl Sadako holding an origami crane. The days before and after the anniversary, it is very common to meet with hundreds of paper cranes left as a tribute to the victims. The entire Park is interesting, but what evokes this monument in memory of the most fragile victims, does have to think about the consequences that have armed conflicts. And if you can, make a paper crane in honor of the victims. Greetings to all travelers.
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  • Having visited the museum and walked round the Peace gardens we arrived at the Childrens Peace momument. There is a notice board explaining the momument. Additionaly there cabinets full of paper crane...  more »
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  • Nice to see a copper crane under the bell. I see people rings the bell and pray. Let's pray for peace together.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Really touching place wishing the peace for the world from the children all around the world.

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Where to stay in Hiroshima

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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