Nagasaki Peace Park, Nagasaki

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Commemorate one of human history's most tragic events at Nagasaki Peace Park, a memorial located at ground zero of the atomic bombing which occurred on August 9, 1945. The site, marked with a black pillar, lies 500 m (1,640 ft) below the point at which the second nuclear weapon dropped on Japan detonated, effectively ending World War II and obliterating the city. The memorial features a 10 m (33 ft) bronze statue, pointing skyward and dedicated to world peace. You'll find numerous plaques donated from countries around the planet, as well as a vault containing the names of the nearly 150,000 victims of the explosion. With our international travel planner, Nagasaki attractions like Nagasaki Peace Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A good place to visit and see the memorials and ground zero. An disturbing feeling standing on the spot. Hiroshima is a more developed park.  more »
  • Nagasaki Peace Park on this trip just to see the place. If you go to the monument here I can see the top, etc., especially the family reward. Family awards won under the width of time says ... If you look at the look in a child a mother won a lot for the width makes you think it is. ..
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  • The Park offers different sculptures offered by special guests. Two steps from the Atomic Bomb Museum, it is a pleasant walk. It's free.
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  • Overall a nice place that is small, however quite reflective of the horrible events that happened. The good thing you will find though is that there is an automatical escalator for those that not prefer to take the long uphill flight of stairs. Apart from that, a nice, quiet reflective part hoping for world peace. You will find that it's not busy and not a lot of people. Rather this is a contrast of the grand design from the Hiroshima peace park. Entry is free, bring your camera, maybe some bottles of water (to leave) if you wish to pay your respects, and support a local buy buying a rose ice-cream from 150 yen.! Enjoy and reflect!
  • Large space with statues and some foundation ruins left. Epicenter of blast is marked by a monolith and there is an impressive “peace statue,” unsure of the exact symbolism of the character, if there is any. Worth a stroll through for some fresh air after the atomic bomb museum.
  • The Peace Park is a few tram stops with a change of trams from the cruise terminal. There is underground parking at the rear of the park. The park is on a hill which requires a walk up of two flights of stairs. The park has statues, plaques, shrines and signs with events listed. There is one survivor who was present at the time of our visit. He was sent outside of the building just be for the bomb exploded and he survived the blast. He said the people that were caught by the explosion cried out for water.
  • A solemn and moving experience. Has a lot more artwork and overall a much better park than Hiroshima’s peace park.
  • In memory of the bombing of Nagasaki. Lots of statues recounting experiences of the victims of the atomic bomb. For history buffs, I suggest you look up the event online as not much can be said about what happened in this memorial park.
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