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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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Address: 7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 95-844-1231
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Brings tears to my eyes, even having seen Hiroshima

I went to Hiroshima first and I wondered if having experienced that first would dull me to a similar museum. Not at all. I felt all the sadness and horror that I encountered... read more

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to Hiroshima first and I wondered if having experienced that first would dull me to a similar museum. Not at all. I felt all the sadness and horror that I encountered before. But I would recommend this place all the same, to see specifically what the people of Nagasaki went through, otherwise you're only seeing half the story... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is easily accessible from anywhere in Nagasaki, we arrived by cruise ship and the trams were easy to use. The museum itself focuses on the bombing and the aftermath in the main and at the end it shows the proliferation of the nuclear bomb. All exhibits are in English and there is also an audio guide available for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easily reached on the streetcar, the museum was interesting and a must when visiting Nagasaki. Besides the museum there is a memorial.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum covers the history of the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. It portrays scenes of the war, the dropping of the atomic bomb and the reconstruction of Nagasaki. Next to the museum is the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and the peace park.This place simply took my breath away. When you see... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A moving and informative museum. Most of the exhibits are difficult to view, but the museum is an important reminder of the importance of peace. It is alarming to see the exhibit which shows how many nuclear bombs different countries currently have. I had been told that there was an exhibit of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, but never did... More 

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Smallwood NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With the Hiroshima museum being renovated, we decided to fly to Nagasaki (from Tokyo) specifically to see this museum. Being the only country and one of two cities to experience the atomic bomb, the museum provides a unique experience. The museum is focused on the Nagasaki bomb mostly on the day of the bomb and shortly after. It does not... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Is Part of Our Asia Vacation Blog sorry if this seems a bit long but it also explains how to get from the cruise terminal to the museum if you don't want to do a tour from the ship. Nagasaki – We have been looking forward to this stop every since we booked the cruise. We are finding our... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a beautiful and tranquil memorial to the thousands of people who died in the Atomic bombing of August 9th, 1945, and details the instantaneous destruction of a once thriving city. Although other cities bombed in the war had almost equally severe destruction. this usually occurred over a period of time while the city of Nagasaki was destroyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Hiroshima a couple of days ago, I think both museums are worth the visit. There is of course overlap in type of information, but still some differences that make it interesting. Nagasaki focuses more on nuclear weapons throughout the world, the Manhattan project, etcetera. The museum is easy to reach by tram.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Atomic Bomb Museum with a guide but it is not absolutely necessary, everything is available in English in the Museum and directions are clear. As this is a museum totally dedicated to the 1945 atomic bombing, some picture or video may be chocking to young kids. This is a deeply moving experience, but it is very interesting... More 

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