Day 2 Nagasaki & Unzen
Nagasaki is now appealing for World Peace, Disastrous War must not be repeated.
Unzen is Located in the centre of Shimabara peninsula, at the southwest part of
Mount Unzen with an altitude of 700m. It is started receiving foreign tourists around the
year 1900 when Kaempfer and Siebold introduced the city to Europe and China.
Established in 1955 near the Ground Zero where the Atomic Bomb was droppedat 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.
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.
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
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. The raised arm points to the
threat of nuclear weapons and the out-stretched arm symbolizes peace.
Lunch at Obama Onsen
It is a local cuisine in Obama Onsen resort, made of noodles, seafood, and vegetables. The feature
of the restaurant in Obama Onsen serving everything from any Japanese style including Susi and
Chanpon. Shrimp are found in abundance along the beaches near the Onsen, and a special soup
is made from them.
Unzen is a beautiful mountain and Onsen resort, and was the first area to be designated as
a National Park in Japan. At any time of the year the natural scenery of Nita-toge Pass in Unzen
is magnificent. Azaleas, green leaves, brilliant autumnal tints of maples and silver frost
represent each season of the year.
Means Hell, is the number one attraction of Unzen with a peculiar smell of sulfur emitted from
the springs, and with white smoke rising from the ground over a wide area. Unfortunately, this
was once put into reality nearly 350 years ago during the time of religious persecution in Japan.
30 Japanese Christians, failing to renounce their faith met their death here in the scalding spring
Called “Hot foot 105” The length of foot bath is 105m which is same number of the hot spring
source temperature of 105 degree Celsius.
Local specialities, Souvenir shop
There are 17 Hotels and Japanese style inns around Unzen Jigoku. From every hotel, beautiful
scenery which changes by season can be enjoyed.
Nagasaki Peace Park