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“Read about how this monument came about...” 5 of 5 stars
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Children's Peace Monument
Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island...
Ranked #5 of 51 Attractions in Hiroshima
4.5 of 5 stars 246 Reviews
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Cantraybridge
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“Read about how this monument came about...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

It's a very sad tale, but if you take time to read about Sadako Sasaki and all the other children who died as a result fo the bomb, it's an especially powerful place to visit. (There is plenty further information about Sadako and many others in the mueum, a few minutes' walk away.) The monument itself is quite beautiful, and located where it is in the park, it has echoes of all the other deaths caused by the bomb... yet the bell to ring and all the paper cranes around it seem to hold a message of hope for the future. A hauntingly sad place to visit, but definitely should be visited.

Visited January 2013
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“A touching tribute”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

There are constant and everchanging displays of paper cranes around the statue in the same sentiment as her classmates, who finished off the rest of the 1000 cranes for Sadako Sasaki, who died of leukaemia more than 10 years after the bombing, while trying to make 1000 paper cranes after her death.

Visited December 2012
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“Stop here and find out what it's about”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

to me - the pinacle of this park and the message
almost make an "old fella" want to start making paper cranes

Visited November 2012
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Pelotas, RS
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“sad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

it's hard for all not to crie, we can read the litle girl history, Sadako Sasako without thinking about war and peace.

Visited December 2011
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“Children's Peace Monument”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This was a delightful and moving place to visit and if you have any children a must see. We spent some time there just thinking about the stories of the children who were effected by the bomb.

Visited January 2012
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