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Hiroshima for Global Peace

PartⅢ Map related to Hiroshima’s Reconstruction

Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims

(Memorial Monument for Hiroshima, City of Peace)

It resembles an ancient arch-shaped house, in part to shelter the souls of the victims from the elements. The stone chest in the center holds the registry of the names of persons who died from the bombing, regardless of nationality.

Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound

A vault lies under the mound and contains the ashes of roughly 70,000 of the deceased that are unclaimed either because their names are unknown or their families and relatives have died.

Children’s Peace Monument

A bronze statue which was built in 1958 to mourn all the children who died from the atomic boming and to pray for lasting world peace. A national call for donation put out by Sadako Sasaki’s classmates and donation was collected from all over the country.

Hypocenter/Shima Hospital

(A-bomb Disaster Marker)

The atomic bomb was exploded 600 meters sky above Shima Hospital. The building was destroyed instantly, and all patients, nurses, and others estimated to have been in the building disappeared without a trace.

Websites for useful information on the related sites

[Explore Hiroshima]
Website managed and maintained by Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau


[Hiroshima Tourist Navigator]
Website managed by the Tourism Promotion Office of the Hiroshima Prefectural Government


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Street address:10-52, Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken, 730-8511