This monument was built to commemorate Sadako Sasaki and the thousands of other innocent children who died due to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Sadako Sasaki was a young girl who was exposed to the radiation of the blast at the age of two and died ten years later from leukemia. Sadako, who continued to fold paper cranes throughout her long illness, can be seen at the top of the monument holding a wire crane above her head. Even today, folded paper cranes symbolizing the pursuit of peace arrive at the monument from all over the world.
Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, 730-0811
[By public transportation]
City train No.2 bound for Hiroden-Miyajimaguchi or No.6 bound for Eba from JR Hiroshima Station and get off at "Genbaku dome-mae"station