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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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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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7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-844-1231
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you travel to Japan and get close to Nagasaki, I highly recommend that you visit the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. It displays the tragic history of the bombing but I did not feel that there was any attempt to justify the Japanese actions leading...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ignoring the fact that the museum twists history and ignores the Japanese war crimes, it is a very nice and interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank elads
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been to Hiroshima and this one in Nagasaki May not be as big and explicit but the idea of it all still strikes home. Be ready to walk uphill though. The hyper center is also located below which means you have to go up...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very harrowing visit but the museum is very well done and we are really pleased we visited Nagasaki as well as Hiroshima. There are lots of good exhibits. The video testimonies were very moving. It was really interesting to watch the Australian...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank geronimoturtle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled here after visiting Hiroshima and did both museums. Both my husband and myself felt that this museum offered more (the other is still very good). We elected to do the audio guide and felt that the place was less crowded and that you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting, very well presented, this is the story of the awful day in August 1945 when the atomic. Bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. In general,the detail is clearly presented (it’s a pity that one wall is presented in Japanese, without translation), and one can...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maurice F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the focus on peace and education this museum is thought provoking, providing information on the horrors of the atomic bomb. Personal stories and exhibits bring to life the suffering of the people of Nagasaki. There should be far more world focus and awareness on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zanzizibar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is "quaint" compared to the high tech one in Hiroshima. I learned a lot here, its important to keep an open mind as the history lessons are a bit different than what I learned decades ago. I lingered here reading everything and I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ViaeWarrior
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked here from the port expecting to take half an hour, actually it took one hour twenty minutes Flat for most of the way but a short climb at the end. We had several conversations along the way with young Japanese people just to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WanderingsAscent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a very heartwrenching experience, reading about the peaceful days of Nagasaki and suddenly so many innocent lives lost in just that few minutes. So many young children, kids in school, parents at home ...The pictures say so much about the very sad impact that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 28, 2017|
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Response from SingBob | Reviewed this property |
Too far to walk. You can do it by tram but you will need to change. Taxi is easier.
Sandy L
June 22, 2017|
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Response from matte293 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's not something a traveller would usually know but feel free to ask the organization themselves
Andrea M
December 7, 2016|
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Response from jakkip2014 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest 2.5-3 hours total is sufficient for the museum. There can be crowds at some exhibits and all are worth viewing, take your time to read the placards presented in several languages. Arrive early if you're in a... More