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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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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Nagasaki was bombed on the 9th of August 1945, three days after the bomb fell on Hiroshima. The Hiroshima bomb was a uranium bomb, and the Nagasaki bomb was a much more powerful, plutonium bomb. The area of damage caused by the Nagasaki bomb was limited as a result of the high hills surrounding the city. The hyocentre of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Upon arriving in beautiful Nagasaki it's hard to imagine the destruction that the second atomic bomb caused. The museum is a stark reminder of what took place. It's very informative and the displays, videos etc are great. A must see. Also go to the peace park after.

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Its not as big, but very well done and has all the information - if you are in Nagasaki, its of course a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A place to be seen by any Dr Folamour in the making! A reminder for all of an ironic turn of history. Nagasaki, Japan's historic entry point for Western profitable trade and missionary work, also received Western Hellfire. The Museum's displays are educational and well documented with artifacts. The horrors of Hiroshima, Nagasaki should not be repeated, no matter why... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you are going to Nagasaki then you will most probably be heading to the Atomic Bomb Museum it is a grave reminder of an awful event. The displays are factual and also educational. Can't sa much more you just have to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is a large and well laid out museum that provides a riveting perspective of the damage and affect on lives done by atomic bombs that dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. Some photos are unforgettable, such as the helmet with the remains of a skull inside, and a wall clock that is stopped at exactly 11:02 - the moment of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

The experience was very moving. The museum is very well done, it gives a very good picture of what happened on that fateful day, I only wish the signage included more English verbiage. Suffice it to say, you can figure out what the message is for each exhibit and it is very moving. We were there on a Sunday and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Perched on a hill overlooking 'Ground Zero' this museum certainly gets its' message across. Of course, I was aware of the history of the bombing but seeing the devastation that it unleashed up close via the exhibits in the museum was a sobering experience. Over 76,000 people killed and a similar amount injured, many of them women and children. It... More 

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