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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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Skewed view of history, but still a must see

As others have said, this was a moving and somber museum and memorial. The exhibits show the "what" about Aug 9, 1945. But critically, it (intentionally) omits the "why"? If all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

As others have said, this was a moving and somber museum and memorial. The exhibits show the "what" about Aug 9, 1945. But critically, it (intentionally) omits the "why"? If all you knew about Aug 9 1945 came from this museum, you'd think "wow, the Americans just appeared out of the sky that morning and decided to drop an atomic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

As expected worth a trip and quite a moving experience. The museum has an extensive array of exhibits with comprehensive English explanations. It's definitely not a 'fun' place to visit but a 'must see' if in Nagasaki. Also as expected the exhibits show extensive suffering (such as in photos) so do think twice (!) about bringing young children here as... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Visited here to see close up what the effects of a nuclear bomb had on the civilian population of Nagasaki. It was every bit as bad as I expected it to be and more. I sometimes wonder what went through the heads of the decision makers when they sat around a table and decided this would be a good idea.... More 

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Aomori, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The A-Bomb Museum is an essential stop for all visitors to Nagasaki. Please make time to see it! Starting at the central train station, my walk (2.6km) north to the museum traversed a rabbit's warren of undistinguished-looking 20C architecture:mundane post-WWII replacements of the structures and neighborhoods which the explosion flattened. The Museum provided eloquent information and context in English on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Short walk from the tram stop, In my opinion a must see if you visit Nagasaki..Ground zero a few minutes away, peace park a short 10 min walk from there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I went to the Atomic Bomb museum in Hiroshima before and this is the second atomic bomb museum I visited in Japan. A display of the photos and artifacts about the boming. Not a happy place but could learn a lot about WWII.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Theme of the museum is pretty much similar to that of Hiroshima's atomic bomb museum: the destructive and long lasting effects of nuclear bombs. As several others have mentioned, there's little emphasis on the reasons for/events preceding the bomb being dropped. Compared to hiroshima's museum: Hiroshima has more content. Nagasaki has way less visitors, so you won't be lining up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Everyone knows what happened to Nagasaki & Hiroshima but it does no harm to be reminded of the attrocities that these people endured. This museum exhibits the remains of items that bore the heat of the bomb as well as giving history to the events. I think Putin would do well to visit this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum was a great visit for the small fee to visit. The only durn fall in there are some things I wish were translated over to English. Most of the museum is translated and the artifacts are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Anyone with any sense of history will be drawn to the Atomic Bomb Museum. It gives an unvarnished picture of what happened on that fateful day. Some of the photos and artefacts will be disturbing. Near the end of the museum are kiosks with selections of short historical videos in Japanese and English. After showing the effects of the bomb... More 

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