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One-legged Torii

2-6-56 Sakamoto, Nagasaki 852-8102, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-826-9407
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Resilience Personified

Having read a bit about this one legged Tori we had to wlak and search around quite a bit and... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
New Delhi, India
Easy to see what the bomb did

There basically isn't anything to see here other than half of a torii, but you can see the... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
Osaka, Japan
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2-6-56 Sakamoto, Nagasaki 852-8102, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 95-826-9407

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Reviewed April 16, 2017

Having read a bit about this one legged Tori we had to wlak and search around quite a bit and climbing about 30-40 steps we reached this Tori that had survived what American bombing on 9th August 1945 had set out to do-flatten Nagasaki ....More

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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

There basically isn't anything to see here other than half of a torii, but you can see the scorchmarks from the bomb up close and really imagine what it must have been like. A different experience from the museum. Afterwards, take the streetcar to Urakami...More

Thank hadaka_naked
Reviewed November 18, 2016

The Torii is located just outside the peace park. Although only approximately 1km from the center of the bomb blast, one half was not destroyed. We were told this was possibly because a wall partly shielded it. If you think it was amazing that only...More

Thank Kayjohn
Reviewed October 6, 2016

The famed stone, one legged Tori Gate is all that survives from the atomic blast. The gate has been kept in its post-explosive state as a reminder of the destructive force of the bomb.

1  Thank Datchet
Reviewed May 9, 2016

This was left standing after the bomb explosion ans it is a mystery as to why it is still standing - usually the torii have two legs making them more stable

1  Thank jaycamcollies
Reviewed April 6, 2016

Can be hard to find but persist as it's a nice walk from the peace park. Half a torii that survived the bombing, set amongst buildings. The rebuilt shrine that it was part of is a few metres away along with the camphor trees that...More

1  Thank mrdom
Reviewed May 11, 2015

I wondered around the small inner streets of Nagasaki,looking for this and it was such a sight, climbing up the steep stairs to see this miracle :) You can see shadows of ash around the tori's edges and can't help but imagine what the impact...More

1  Thank WanderlustJournal
Reviewed February 4, 2015

Live evidence of the A-bomb. It is artistic, and it is superior.

1  Thank tetsu-y2015
Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Walking up the steep staircase and seeing the one-legged torii gate was most impressive - on several levels. The literal strength of the stone structure and the resilience of the people of Nagasaki as they have rebuilt a beautiful, prosperous city around this gate. Make...More

2  Thank backpacker31
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Do this as part of a walking tour around the area. There are several other historical pieces around here. pretty cool stop along the way. Make sure to visit the small shrine behind this, there are two giant trees that survived the blast as well.

7  Thank Natasha H
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