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Nagasaki Peace Park

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Nagasaki Peace Park

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Matsuyamamachi, Nagasaki 852-8118 Nagasaki Prefecture
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Visit Gunkanjima Island (Battleship Island) in Nagasaki
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Visit Gunkanjima Island (Battleship Island) in Nagasaki

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Japan’s fascinating Gunkanjima (Battleship) Island went from being one of its most densely populated areas to an abandoned island. Enjoy a day trip to this island, with a free boat journey and admission fees included. This island can only be reached by boat, so you’ll save time planning your trip by having the transfer organized for you. You’ll have time to explore the island (recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site) before heading back to Nagasaki.
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Rumples wrote a review Sep 2020
Tucson, Arizona10741 contributions3512 helpful votes
A friend and I visited this small, tranquil park on a hot, humid October morning. It was high on our list of Nagasaki's peace-related attractions, instituted since an atomic bomb was dropped nearby on Aug. 9, 1945. To access the grounds, which spread across the top of a hill, we took an escalator instead of the myriad stairs from street level. The Peace Memorial Fountain greeted us with two water jets, designed to represent the dove of peace. This fountain symbolizes the desperate need for water that the blast's initial survivors had. From here, we could see the huge bronze Nagasaki Peace Statue at the rear of the park and walked directly to the big rock pedestal that supports the massive 33-feet-high bronze work. Symbolism runs rampant in the statue, which depicts a seated, mostly unclad muscular man. His right arm points to the sky, while the left arm remains outstretched. One leg is folded and the other is bent. Confused about how this represented peace, I was happy to see a nearby information board in English. A black marble vault by the statue holds the names of the blast's immediate victims and its survivors, who subsequently died. On the east and west sides of the park, we stopped to view about 18 much smaller peace-related monuments. They had been donated by various countries and offered signs in English. The entire area was nicely landscaped, well maintained and had benches, where visitors could rest. The park offers a perfect location, just a 5-minute walk from ground zero. It is easily reached by the blue line, tram stop Matsuyamamachi.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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TWHK wrote a review Aug 2020
Hong Kong, China173 contributions84 helpful votes
The statue is the icon of the city. Although there is not much to see there, you should go there to take a photo and it is near the Atomic Bomb Museum. You will not regret going there.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Russell C wrote a review Mar 2020
Geelong, Australia102 contributions12 helpful votes
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The park has an array of statues and other monuments depicting the tragedy of the day an atomic weapon was used against human beings and yet it brings hope that that day will be the last day such a thing is done. The park has a wonderfully serene and haunting atmosphere. A place of contemplation.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Stan J wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia105 contributions45 helpful votes
After the Bomb Museum this we as a nice stop to encourage a more positive frame of mind after the fairly depressing museum visit. A lot of statuary given as gifts from various countries.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Francis M wrote a review Mar 2020
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom88 contributions14 helpful votes
I visited at sunset, it was quiet and the few people there were also in a suitably contemplative mood.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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