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Kyushu Travel Guide

Nagasaki Peace Park

 

Nagasaki Peace Park was established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where 

the Atomic Bomb was dropped at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945.

 

Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every year and

the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.

 


 

Peace Statue

 

Completed in 1955, ten years after the atomic bombing

The 9.7 meter high statue sitting on a 4 meter tall pedestal, made by renown sculptor

Kitamura Seibo who born in Minami-Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture in 1884.

The raised arm points to the threat of nuclear weapons and the out-stretched arm

symbolizes peace.

 

Visiting from all over Japan and

the World

Wishing for eternal world peace

from Nagasaki

Kitamura Seibo, the Statue was

completed at the age of 71


 

Peace Fountain

The Peace Fountain reminds us of the tragic scene unfolded shortly after America dropped the

Atomic Bomb on Nagasaki at 11:02 am on Aug. 09, 1945


 

Ground Zero

The plutonium atomic bomb exploded about 500m over the central monument at 11:02 a.m.

on August 9, 1945.   The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of

lives were lost. And about 70,000 of Nagasaki’s 240,000 residents died instantly, and up to 60,000

were injured. 

Nuked 50th Anniversary

Monument 

Atomic bomb exploded over 

the central monument     

Ruin of destroyed Urakami

Cathedral


 

Atomic Bomb Museum

The museum exhibits a number of photograph that depict the devastation caused by atomic

bomb showing the lead-up to this tragic day, the history of the development of nuclear arms

and our desire for peace.

Destroyed Urakami Cathedral

 

Exhibits a number of photograph 

 

Dr. Nagai Takashi

 


 

General information

Address Heiwakoen, Matsuyama-machi, Nagasaki-city
Access 3 minuts walk from Heiwa-koen-shita Tram Station 

 

 

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