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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Nagasaki Peace Park by using our Nagasaki vacation builder.
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  • A must in Nagasaki. The peace park with down the mountain the Hypocentre of the a-bomb. Not as big and massive set up as in Hiroshima, but all in all very impressive. We were there a few days before the 72-herrineringsdag ste. (August 9, 1945) and there were already preparations going for the official celebration/reminder.
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  • Impressive place with beautiful images. It gives you an idea how it was after the devastation of the atomic bomb. It is a quiet place to walk. Fine escalators to climbing the many stairs to avoid (best fine as it is very hot).
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  • An important point to remember and learn from history. Very special place to visit and subsequently important personally visited.
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  • It was a peace park. Amazing history! I enjoyed it. The museum was okay. It seemed to take a lot longer than i had expected. The most interesting part was the wnd with the bios of the people involved with the A bomb.
  • This is a place I would recommend to just about anyone. You will really rethink war and see it in a different light.
  • “Lest we forget” There was really good explanation of what was displayed and why, the explanation of the water fountain was very poignant and serves as a timely reminder that we may never do that again, the fountain also represents the symbol of abundance of water which a lot of people died of thirst and the lack of water, if only the leaders of the world would visit together and see for themselves the catastrophic devastation maybe they'd be inclined to lay down their weapons. I enjoyed a quiet stroll through the gardens and read the plaques. Great visit.
  • This is an giant statute with arms out stretched and a flowing fountain. A good place for some photo shoot and selfie,too. It is a short walk from the Hypo centre.
  • Very large park. Nice place to spend a bit of time

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Where to stay in Nagasaki

Across the hills of Nagasaki you'll find a welcome number of places to stay, and a welcome degree of variation between them. Look around the main train station for the greatest number of options, with high-rise blocks containing hotels both basic and luxury. Following the train line both north and south of this central area, guesthouses and hostels crowd around the stations, and clusters of modern hotels mark out popular commercial districts. Rental apartments throughout the city provide a good budget-friendly option for those planning on staying for a little while.
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