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Children's Peace Monument

Address: Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island...
92%
Ranked #6 of 56 Attractions in Hiroshima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Tokyo, Japan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A memorial to children affected by the bomb, this statue is lovely in it's own right but for me, the real highlight was the glass cases around the edge housing paper cranes. They have all been made and donated by visitors from all over Japan and around the world and left with messages of peace. Many are arranged into artworks... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

First I should say that you should definitely see this monument but it is heartbreaking. We were here in October and there were literally hundreds of school children on tours in the Peace Park. At this monument each group of children came to pay tribute with a song or individual tribute which was extremely touching. These groups brought lengths of... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The story of this monument is why it is so popular and touching. Do visit - it's right across from the Peace museum.

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New Zealand
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13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I think the story of Sadako made me want to come to Hiroshima and see the thousands of paper crane foldings. Chills still running down my neck and arms. An ancient Japanese believe is, if you fold 1000 paper cranes you have a wish. I read about Sadako-Chan,a young girl who died from radiation from the bomb. She believed that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Some how it seems right that we visited in the brisk winter. The statue and bell are a little haunting but behind that there are thousands of paper cranes and this warms the heart.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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

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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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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