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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
+81 95-844-1231
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Ranked #1 of 134 Attractions in Nagasaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Jarring, horrific reminders of the devastation caused by the August 9, 1945 bombing of Nagasaki fill this historic and educational museum, which... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

There is parking available until 7pm. The entrance fee is $2 pp. The museum is quite interesting and most part of the info is in English. It gives a very somber but realistic account of the events in the day and after the atomic explosion in Nagasaki. Don't miss the memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is a very power museum that tells the sad story of the dropping of the first atomic bomb and its aftermath on the citizens of Nagasaki. When you enter the museum walk down the spiral hallway to where you purchase tickets. The woman when you first walk in the door only knows the phrase "please... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Other Americans had recommended the Hiroshima museum as being a fairer account of the atomic bombing of 1945 than this one, but we were traveling in the Nagasaki area so decided to visit this museum. We were moved by the exhibits and testimonials describing the horrific effects of these devastating weapons. Artifacts like a school child's burned lunchbox recreate the... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This museum conjures up sobering thoughts and gives a very real insight to that dreadful day, everyone should pay a visit as not only to pay homage to those that perished but also see the outcome and hopefully we'll never see it again. Don't forget to walk down to the hypocentre

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It is quite difficult to write a review because of what the museum is all about. It is well worth a visit to see what happened and try to comprehend. To see the replica bomb was I bit odd for me knowing what it caused. It is a must visit but not to celebrate but to acknowledge a part of... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I went there coz I felt like if I didn't go to this museum, it'll be like I didn't come to Nagasaki. LOL The content in this museum was interesting, although it's not good enough compared to the museum in Hiroshima. The entrance fee was JPY200 without a discount card, which was 4 times more expensive than the entrance fee... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The museum is done in very good taste. There are photos that might disturb some people but one cannot sanitize what the bomb did. However what struck me most is that there is absolutely no blame nor guilt in the way the museum depicts the tragic history. The quest for peace is the main theme. The enemy is war itself.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Many aspects of this visit impressed me, from the sequence through which the museum experience was crafted to the comprehensive detailing of the history behind the bomb. That all the exhibit panels were in flawless English also made the experience better. Not only did we get to understand the decisions that went into dropping the bomb, we saw some layman... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were on a tour with a time frame and could have easily spent at least an hour longer than the allocated time. We are a family group ranging in ages from 83 - 11 years and all found this place immensely interesting and very sobering. One of the most memorable places for us in Nagasaki. When you tire of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Like Peace Park and the Atomic Museum in Hiroshima, this again brings home the thoughts that this madness must never be repeated. The exhibits are very well presented and the exhibition as a whole is very informative. While viewing the artifacts take the time to remember those whose lives were taken by this madness and pray it never happens again... More

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