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Children's Peace Monument

Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island...
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Ranked #5 of 51 Attractions in Hiroshima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Seems like this is a must-do for schoolkids? The queues are long, of kids, patiently waiting to pay their respects. A great idea and very interesting to watch as an outsider, in how this is experienced by the children. Paper cranes in their squillions.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Very moving memorial to the children that died from the Atomic Bomb blast. Thousands of colorful paper cranes from all over the world are displayed here.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a beautiful and colourful memorial within the peace park. I wouldn't go here just for this, but because it's in the same area as everything else, then it should be added to the list of thing you visit within the peace park and surrounding area.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Well... There are two places I've been that I remember to cry. Frist was the Holocaust memorial in Israel, and this was the second. Take some time to listen to the children singing, and let your feelings go. Very touching place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Extremely moving memorial to the children who died in the bombing. Includes paper cranes contributed from children around the world which gives it wonderful colour.

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El Cajon, California
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

One of the day were here the children were reciting stories and singing songs prior to their presenting strings of Origami cranes. While we couldn't understand them, we could feel the passion of the songs and quotes. All of this dedicated to all the children of Japan as well as those that perished. There is a story called: 1000 Cranes:... More 

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Brum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This statue was erected in memory of children that died during the Bombing of Hiroshima. A little child with it hand up and below is a rock with a Japanese writing. It is part of The Peace Memorial Park.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a reminder of how wars affect us all and seeing the displays from so many children from so many countries, beautifully made and displayed was moving. The central statue offers hope - if only we listen!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Children's Peace Monument is beautiful, sad and hopeful. We rang the bell to honour the children who were lost in the bombing. It was beautiful to be able to see the thousands of paper cranes that people from all over the world had folded & sent to Hiroshima.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The booths containing thousands upon thousands of paper cranes highlight the significant impact that the story of Sadako and her quest to create a thousand paper cranes has on children all over the world.

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