A symbol of the aspiration for world harmony
Nagasaki Peace Park was constructed to commemorate the atomic bombing suffered on August 9th 1945 in Nagasaki, near to the hypocenter of the explosion. Its main attraction is the massive 10 meter high Peace Statue, which symbolizes Nagasaki's citizens wish for peace. The statue points upwards to alert of the threat of nuclear weapons with its right arm and extends the left one as a symbol of peace. Its eyes are slightly closed in prayer for the souls of the atomic bomb victims.
The Atomic Bomb Museum was originally opened in 1966 and it's located inside Nagasaki's Peace Park. Its exhibition covers all the events which led to the atomic bombings of 1945 and its aftermath, focusing on the destruction caused to the city, its reconstruction and the effects caused to the people of Nagasaki.
Nagasaki Tram No.1 or 3
10 min. 120¥
Both the Peace park and the Atomic Bomb Museum are located within a short walk from Matsuyama Machi tram station.