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World Heritage / Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)

Criteria: (vi) | Date of Inscription: 1996 | Location: Hiroshima Prefecture | Justification for Inscription

UNESCO

Things to see

Heiwa Kinen Koen (Peace Memorial Park)
Heiwa Kinen Koen (Peace Memorial Park)
Shigeru's Lunch Box
Shigeru's Lunch Box
Courtesy of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Donated by Shigeko Orimen
Heiwa Kinen Koen (Peace Memorial Park)
Heiwa Kinen Koen (Peace Memorial Park) is located across the Motoyasu River from Genbaku Dome. It plays host to many museums and monuments relating to atomic bomb victims.
Hiroshima Heiwa Kinen Shiryokan (Peace Memorial Museum)
This is a museum actually located inside Peace Memorial Park. The West Building exhibits items and information on atomic bomb victims to show what actually happened on August 6th 1945 and in its immediate aftermath. The East Building offers information on Hiroshima City both before and after the war.
Genbaku no ko no zo (Children's Peace Monument)
Genbaku no ko no zo is a statue of a girl raising a paper crane to the sky. With the support of Japanese students and students from nine other nations, it was erected to commemorate Sasaki Sadako, who was exposed to radiation at the age of two and died of leukemia ten years later, having spent much of her last years folding paper cranes.
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