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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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Address: 7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 95-844-1231
Description: Jarring, horrific reminders of the devastation caused by the August 9...
Jarring, horrific reminders of the devastation caused by the August 9, 1945 bombing of Nagasaki fill this historic and educational museum, which traces events preceding the bombing, the resulting destruction and the city’s restoration.
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Impressive and with an historical perspective

The museum shows the reality of what happened as much as the Hiroshima memorial museum, but it also adds a specific historical perspective to the nuclear weapons, very unique.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The museum shows the reality of what happened as much as the Hiroshima memorial museum, but it also adds a specific historical perspective to the nuclear weapons, very unique.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very busy Museum. Very thought provoking and upsetting. Nagasaki was only added at the last minute as a place for the bombing. If the weather had been different they would not have been bombed.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A somber place to reflect upon a ugly period of human behavior, to see a first hand account of what happened to the people on the other side of the war. In any war, there were no winners or losers, but human suffering. They did a good job of portraying a landmark teaching the next generations about what could and... More 

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Kurashiki, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This museum is a wonderful, educational tribute to all those who suffered and died, as well as promotion for peace. The exhibits are excellent. They include many artefacts recovered after the blast, as well as a few that you can touch. There are also videos featuring survivors. It is 200 yen, very wheelchair friendly, and easily accessible from Hamaguchimachi tram... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Atomic Bomb Museum is professionally done and very captivating. It graphically details the bombing of Nagasaki, August 6, 1945 the death of 40,000+ occupants and destruction of the city. This Museum is widely attended by students and visitors alike. Unfortunately, this Museum offers some of Japan's revisions history. The museum focuses solely on the tragedy of the bombing and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Although sobering, the museum was a very educational visit. The displays, and even the brochures, were well designed and in good English. Clearly a lot of effort was put into the museum. The exhibits document the carnage wrecked by the bomb on the city, and focuses on an anti-nuclear message of peace, which I fully support. And while the horrors... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Museum was very informative and lots to read about. Can easily spend 3-4hrs leisurely. Suitable for kids above 8 yrs old.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Liked the exhibits and videos. We didn't spend a lot of time though as after long walk at peace park we were quite tired.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Very moving experience. English explanations well written. Those who can't read or lazy to read captions can rent head phones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The museum and Hypocenter are both must sees when visiting Nagasaki. Be willing to spend 2-3 hours here to watch the videos and read the plaques. You enter the museum from the 3rd level and descend down a spiral ramp to the 1st floor then start looking at the exhibits as you work your way back up. The first room... More 

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