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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
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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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Excellent Educational Museum with Numerous Exhibits

Eye opening museum in the heart of Nagasaki. The cost to enter this museum was nominal, less than $5 USD. It was incredible to see local Japanese, American citizens, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Diamondhead, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Eye opening museum in the heart of Nagasaki. The cost to enter this museum was nominal, less than $5 USD. It was incredible to see local Japanese, American citizens, and people from all over the world all learning together about a tragic event that changed the world. The exhibits were very well done, with numerous artifacts from that day in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An excellent museum. I would say it is even better than the "similar" one in Hiroshima (maybe because this one is undergoing a renovation). Very explicative, it doesn´t stop only in the effects that the atomic bombing had in Nagasaki, but it gives you an interesting view on how the situation with the nuclear weapons is nowadays. Scary to see... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A visit to Nagasaki and the Atomic Bomb Museum was very educational. This is a destination that I would recommend to anyone. The history, the reality, the sadness the education all bundled into one package. Although my teenage boys did not appreciate the experience as much as we did it is something that they will remember and be able to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A harrowing place to remind us of the fact that we are living under the shadow of the Atom Bomb. Ardently anti-war and anti-nuclear, it offers the Japanese Victim complex perspective of the war. The stories of the Hibikusha (Bomb Affected People) were heart wrenching, a reminder why toying with the atom is a bad idea. This museum is open... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

if you are in Nagasaki you cannot miss it and visit it in silence, as it deserves. not rhetoric, not a way to waste your time. the museum staff has a great knowledge in how to preserve memory and history. unforgettable.

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Lerum, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A sober experience, this must never happen again. Clearcut with no political wiew. This is what will happen to "normal people" wherever you live. Needs a few hours, not to be rushed thru.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very good experience for my children I was worried about their ages at 11 & 8 but it was fine and a great learning experience

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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Must visit if in Nagasaki, we really enjoyed the displays although children will be afraid to see pictures of injured people in the aftermath. Historical display is easy to understand. We truly enjoyed the colorful paper cranes, a symbol of the peace, on show. Worth a visit!

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

There doesn't seem to be a place to review Nagasaki in general so this attraction will have to do. Nagasaki is a pleasant city of about half a million so it is easy to get a feel for the whole place in a few days. It is basically a U-shaped harbor surrounded by the city which is surrounded by hills.... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you wish to experience the terrifying power of atomic bomb that dropped at Nagasaki during WW2, this is the place to go. There are a lot of pictures, objects, and video footage about the atomic bomb and they designed it very realistically. Although the displays were nice, I wished the museum to be bigger and exhibit more.

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