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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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  • After visiting the A bomb museum we felt we needed to see the hypocenter of the great tragedy. It's very peaceful with different monuments and paper cranes left in respect and memorial  more »
  • A place to reflect and pray that we have learnt something from this horror. ...l I really hope that we have.  more »
  • Statues and monuments, memorials to the prison near ground zero, pleas for future peace, and very pleasant grounds. We enjoyed the park and the things we learned. You should combine this with a walk t...  more »
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  • “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.
  • Fascinating place. If you like to learn and reflect on the horror of war this is the place to be at. The park is big with a lot to see. The museum is rather small but again very worth it .
  • Good place to know more about war and how ppl eager to treasure peace.
  • The Japanese try to hide any share of blame for bombing Pearl Harbor, committing war crimes and human rights violations across Asia, and subsequently bringing the Americans and the war to their front door steps, but overall, if you can look at the park exhibits with that in mind and peacefully accept/ignore the omitted facts, it's a nice place for a day trip. The city around the park is a nice change of scenery if you live in Sasebo, and is about 2 hours by train.