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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum (Genbaku Shiryokan)

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum (Genbaku Shiryokan) Review

The spiral staircase of this museum takes you down into a dark, thought-provoking, collection of video loops, dioramas, and exhibits that demonstrate the devastating effects of the bomb that was detonated here. English audio tours are available, though what you see is already a lot to handle. The continuous, unblinking film footage is absolutely nauseating at several points, and a melted and blasted wall clock, as surreal as any Dalí painting, sears its way into your conscience. To get to the museum, take Streetcar 1 from Nagasaki Station to the Hamaguchi stop.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 7–8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, 852-8117 | Map It
  • Phone: 095/844–1231
  • Cost: ¥200, audio guide ¥150
  • Hours: Apr. and Sept.–Mar., daily 8:30–5:30; May–Aug., daily 8:30–6:30 (to 8 Aug. 7–9)
  • Website:
  • Location: Nagasaki
Updated: 09-20-2013

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