Children's Peace Monument

Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima: Hours, Address, Children's Peace Monument Reviews: 4.5/5

Children's Peace Monument
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Elisabethmh
Oslo, Norway566 contributions
Nice memorial
Nov 2019
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.
Written October 8, 2020
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ10,984 contributions
Honors The Children
Oct 2019
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 suffered. This 29.5-feet-high structure depicts a young girl in bronze standing on an elongated dome. Her arms stretch to the sky, holding a gold origami crane, a bird that symbolizes health and longevity. A bronze figure of a boy with lifted arms appears on one side of the monument, and a similar one of a girl is featured on the other side. A big bell and a metal gold origami crane are suspended inside the dome.

This theme was inspired by Sadako Sasaki, a bomb victim at 2, who lived until 12 and enjoyed folding the cranes. Children from throughout the world often come here with garlands of colorful origami cranes. As I stood at the monument, I saw two youngsters arrive with these gifts. Many end up, at least for a while, behind glass in a wall that serves as a backdrop for the monument.
Written September 21, 2020
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK1,931 contributions
Probably the least obvious Exhibit in the Peace Memorial Park, but I still commend it
Oct 2019
The Exhibiy whihc seemed most geared to enabling the young to figure it out amd to slightly lessen the load
Written August 22, 2020
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain646 contributions
Another reminder of the horrors of the war
Aug 2019
The Children's Peace Monument is inside the Peace Memorial Park. It's formed by a central sculpture and several paintings, all reminding the horrors of the war and how it affected the kids.
Written May 11, 2020
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jarmwr40
British Columbia, Canada3,125 contributions
heart wrenching.
Oct 2019
this monument is in memory of one girl, one of thousands of the affected children. her vision was a world without nuclear weapons. and creating a 1000 origami cranes. children's cranes from around the world are exhibited here.
Written March 3, 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Paper cranes
Mar 2019
Dedicated to the children victims of the atomic bomb. Can see lots of colorful paper cranes. Most of the memorials are near each other.
Written February 29, 2020
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treesrgreenie
Adelaide, Australia173 contributions
Remember the children
Nov 2019 • Couples
A beautiful monument to Sadako Sasaki & all the thousands of child victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Surrounded by pape cranes in glass cases. Be sure to look inside the monument to see a beautiful bronze crane that is like a wind chime.
Written February 17, 2020
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Jesdaa P
Bangkok, Thailand165 contributions
Children Victims of Atomic Bombing & Sadako Sasaki
Dec 2019
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 did not instantly die as Sadako Sasaki, would suffer with wounds from flames, heat and radioactivity to leukemia and eventually die. Although Sadako's premature death wish to the world without nuclear weapons will not yet come true. But everyone who visits this monument and understand her intentions will probably make her happy.
Written February 13, 2020
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phale12017
United Kingdom50 contributions
Photo for my sister!
Nov 2019 • Friends
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, l took for her and myself! The memorial is very moving. It would be easy to be very sad but the actual memorial isn’t sad to look at and all the colourful origami birds displayed around, lift your spirit! I was able to buy the story book and other tasteful souvenirs to bring home for myself and my sister from the Peace Museum shop. However, even as l write this review, l feel tearful , but l would encourage visitors to Hiroshima to visit the Peace Park and the memorial as a must!
Written February 11, 2020
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jeff f
Ambler, PA744 contributions
Children singing
Oct 2019
We were fortunate that at the time of our visit there were groups of school children at the monument singing. It serves to remind us that all these years later that the personal toll of the event will not be forgotten.
Written January 20, 2020
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