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Nagasaki Peace Park (Ground zero Area / Peace Statue Area) (平和公園 (中心地地区・祈念像地区))

Park / Green Space

The atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki City on August 9, 1945. The Peace Park is located on a small hill in the north of the area on which the bomb was dropped and was created with the vow to prevent the recurrence of war and the hope of world peace. The bronze Peace Statue, 9.7 meters tall and weighing 30 tons, stands in the park. The statue’s right hand point towards the heavens represents the threat of atomic bombing; the left hand held out level represents peace; the closed eyes represent a prayer for the happiness in the next world of the victims of the bombing. The Peace Fountain is located in front of the statue and is inscribed with a quote by a young girl who wondered the town in search of water after the bombing – “I was so thirsty I could not stand it / Something like oil covered the entire surface of the water / But I wanted to drink so bad / Finally, I drank it, oil and all.”

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Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Matsuyamamachi (Nagasaki / Isahaya / OmuraArea)

phone 0958291164
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Address
Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Matsuyamamachi [map]
Area
Nagasaki / Isahaya / OmuraArea
Phone
0958291164
Hours
Free visit
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available (Bus 32spaces, Cars93spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Note
Inquiries:Community Development Section 1

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          This hidden corner of the country is rural Japan at its best, where underground activity is to thank for active volcanoes and bubbling natural hot springs along the Shimabara Peninsula as well as the crystal clear waters of the Goto Islands off the west coast. Less well known than Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, Nagasaki commemorates its own past at the Nagasaki Peace Park, which sits alongside the charming Meganebashi stone bridge and a mix of religious buildings with beautiful architecture, such as the Zen Buddhist Sofukuji Temple, the Confucian Shrine, and the Oura Christian Church.