Children's Peace Monument, Naka

4.6
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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  • After the atomic bomb:Little Boy was dropped on 6 August 1945, resulting in the loss of life and property. Many naive children died while having breakfast, playing or going to school. Children who...  more »
  • My sister had read about Sadako’s story when she was at school and had always remembered it! Consequently when she knew l was visiting Japan she wanted a photograph of the memorial, which of course...  more »
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