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Ground Zero


Disastrous War must not be repeated.


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.


The time, Atomic bomb was


Atomic bomb exploded over 

the central monument

Nuked 50th Anniversary



The radius of total destruction was about 1.6km, followed by fires across the northern portion of the 

city to 3.2km south of the bomb.


Ruin of destroyed Urakami


Ruin of destroyed Urakami


The one leg Torii gate at

Sanno Shrine


The total number of residents died may have been as many as 80,000, including those who died from radiation poisoning in the following months.

Even now, many atomic bomb survivors are suffering. The list of names of the atomic bomb victim

who died up to now is stored in the monument.


The Bell of Nagasaki

Peace Fountain 

Folding paper cranes pray

for peace



General information

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




 - Nagasaki-city tourist attractions