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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  • Childres Peace Monument is dedicated to the children who died from the bomb, symbolized by Sadaki Sasaki. I highly reccomend to read Sadakis story - it is heartbreaking and nice at the same time.  more »
  • Of the many monuments in the Peace Memorial Park, this one affected me the most. It commemorates the child victims of the Atomic bomb attack and brought me to tears as I thought about how much they...  more »
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  • This is one of those places that really makes you reflect the atrocities of war. It's so powerful to see the well wishes in the form of cranes and the hopes for a peaceful world. Note: Visited prior to Covid, so things may be different.

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