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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
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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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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Everybody needs to see this! You understand senselessness of any war, you feel innocent victims pain and suffering. You will remain speechless and truly shaken.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everybody needs to see this! You understand senselessness of any war, you feel innocent victims pain and suffering. You will remain speechless and truly shaken.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The outside of this museum gives the impression that it is a small place but the depth and extent of displays and information are truly outstanding. It's difficult to imagine the horror of the nuclear holocaust but here at least you get a glimpse, in fact much more than that, of it's devastating effect. I had already seen the peace... More 

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Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very special place. When going to Nagasaki, you really need to see it. I liked it better than Hiroshima's Museum - I think it explores the appeal to peace more than showing pictures of wounded people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Naturally this was on our to see list when planning for our trip to Nagasaki but nothing can prepare you for the impact of seeing the reality of the bomb. The museum is very well put together, informative and powerful. A must see for first timers.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fortunate to team up by accident with an Israeli youth for a joint-visit to this museum and related sites. Neither or us said much of anything about this museum visit, but we silently and separately spent a lot of time (more than 1 hour, at least) there. On arriving back at my hotel, I ran into other foreigners... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are only 2 spots in the world where atomic bomb was actually dropped to destroy the humanity. One is Hiroshima and the other is here in Nagasaki. This museum displays and explains the tragedy with peaceful messages though it still makes you sad and think if it was really necessary to drop it here after the first Hiroshima bomb).... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Messem is a reminder of how horrible war is for everyone. Some of the pictures are disturbing and even more so because it really happened.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to take a ship’s walking tour to and of the museum. It was not expensive but could easily be done independently. In the cruise terminal there were at least six information clerks siting at a long table. They had maps which clearly showed where the museum was and how to get there. If you are not sure, they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smaller than Hiroshima's Atomic bomb museum but well done and informative. Nice to see the present state of nuclear weapons across the world clearly outlined.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would guess that all western visitors to Nagasaki do so because of the atomic bomb dropped on it during the war. The museum is well worth the visit. We are travelling with a group of friends and we all agreed that the museum did a better job here than in Hiroshima. The museum was not afraid to highlight Japanese... More 

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