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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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Jarring, horrific reminders of the devastation caused by the August 9, 1945...

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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Historical Account of the Horrors of War in Nagasaki

Came to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb museum via the tram. The entrance to museum cost 200yen. on August 9, 1945, the Americans dropped the second atomic bomb to Nagasaki. at exactly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb museum via the tram. The entrance to museum cost 200yen. on August 9, 1945, the Americans dropped the second atomic bomb to Nagasaki. at exactly 100:02 a wall clock stopped when the bomb exploded . It shows video of how the bomb literally killed 73884 people, injured 74909 people in a population of 240000.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At 11.02 a.m. on August 9, 1945, the sky above Nagasaki was filled by a white flash, and all the clocks stopped. A gigantic mushroom-shaped cloud soared up towards the blue sky. What’s going on? What’s happened to everyone? Even now the debris of the magnificent collapsed cathedral, torn clothes and melted bottles silently tell a story. We will continue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't have a tour guide, my peers and I went to visit this. It was an incredibly powerful, emotional experience. They had history on the events leading up to the events and the aftermath. It also showed the effect emotionally and physically of the inhabitants. There were recorded stories of people that you could listen to (translated with subtitles... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our volunteer guide gave us a great tour and good insights. The museum is well laid out with good English translations. Very sad images.

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Thank Von1955
Perth Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Hiroshima and found Nagasaki Museum to be a lot more depressing and heartbreaking about the atrocities of war. Lovely museum, great surroundings and very interesting but be prepared to have your heart broken by the cruelty of war

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Thank jhoppy01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very emotional visit even if you already know "all" the pictures about an atomic blast - it is something different to experience them here !! You should also visit the hypocenter and the gardens

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit location when you are in Nagasaki if you have not been to the other museum in Hiroshima. The museum walks you through the time before, during and after the bombing. Pictorials, videos and remnants of the bombing hopefully will remind the future generations the importance of peace. Take the no.3 to Matsuyamamachi stop. The museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some people wil compare this museum to its counterpart in Hiroshima. The Nagasaki museum needs to be visited for its own sake. The reconstruction of the cathedral is impressive but what can be said really about the death of 10's of thousands of people? Go see it and afterward wander over to the hypocentre and look for the enclosed excavation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Same but different to the Hiroshima museum. Both are worth seeing, and the one you see first will probably seem the more significant. A good range of exhibits and lots of information in English and Japanese.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very quite and peaceful museum. Tells us the story about the war and how the bomb had affected their life. Very detail explanation with statue monuments documents and so on. A good place to learn more about their history.

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