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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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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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This was the most emotive museum I have been to. One of the rooms was darkened and set up with a video of footage post-bomb. Some of the footage/photos were quite upsetting but I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This was the most emotive museum I have been to. One of the rooms was darkened and set up with a video of footage post-bomb. Some of the footage/photos were quite upsetting but I understand this was necessary in order to portray the tragedy of the nuclear bomb. I went to here from the Peace Gardens. If I was to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This museum was most interesting with the articles that were displayed of the Atomic Bomb dropped August 9th 1945. I first thought it would be quite gruesome although sad in what had happened I was relieved in what I saw. There was a wall clock that actually stopped at 11:02 which was the time it all happened and various melted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I loved watching the testimonies of some of the survivors. It was heart breaking but hopeful at the same time.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a strange attraction if you can call it that . but if you get to Nagasaki you don't want to miss this , Its informative and reminds us what a sad time this destruction did to history . Its good for children very informative and even as world maps with nuclear stock piles its actually a eye opener... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Visit the atomic bomb museum was a special experience: sad as well as important. I do recommend to visit it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Historical museum with good presentation. Very modern, moved one with the tragedy of history. Architecture was modern and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The main purpose of my trip to Nagasaki was to visit the atomic bomb museum. It was the highlight of my trip. Extremely educational and such an eye-opener. I left the place with a heavy heart but with a much better understanding of the events that transpired during WWII. I recommend visiting this place if you are in Kyushu. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This museum tells it all...and includes information on the events that led to WWII, the events of the war, the planning of the bombing of Nagasaki, and the horror caused by the bombing. It is a sobering experience and attendance should be required. While one hopes that such devastation will never be repeated, the arms race depicted at the end... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited Nagasaki on a Far East cruise recently and spent most of our time ashore at the museum. Its a 15 minute (15,00 yen) taxi ride from the cruise ship terminal and you see a fair bit of the city on the way. The museum itself gives a detailed breakdown of the damage and death brought by the bomb... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

well, it is impressive although i visited numbers of war museum but it is still feeling sad & tragic

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