Monday, July 11, 2011

Atomic Bomb Museum: Nagasaki City

The Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki is located in the park above the epicenter.  It's exhibits show the overwhelming destruction caused by the bombing while also telling us the importance of world peace and the removal of weapons to protect the Earth from something like this ever happening again!

It is a very sobering place and definitely not for the faint hearted as the stories, exhibits and pictures are extremely graphic.  There hasn't been a time when i haven't seen someone crying out loud and or emotionally uncontrollable.  This museum definitely isn't every one's cup of tea.  However, it is important to remember history and not to forget about the past as this is the way we don't make the same mistakes of the past.  So, in that sense the museum can be a great place to come together and never let this happen again for the benefit of mankind.

There isn't a lot of English posted but that might not be a bad thing as the graphic details definitely provides more than enough information to process at any given time.  Recommend that people really think about their desired objectives in what they want to achieve whilst in Nagasaki and this will basically provide the impetus of whether or not a Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum visit is warranted! I always give our Private Nagasaki Tour customers this choice to make for themselves.

Check out the Nagasaki Peace Park Museum on a map!

Click on the photos below to enlarge:

Student messages of Peace

Light display

Location of the blast

Melted clock

Amazing displays

Outer building

The walk down to the past 

Lots of messages

Plenty of visitors

The entrance

Here is a video taken from the roof of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and shows the Peace Park below:

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