Kyushu Sights

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum (Genbaku Shiryokan)

  • 7–8 Hirano-machi Map It
  • Nagasaki

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

7–8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki-ken, 852-8117, Japan

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Phone:

095-844–1231

Sight Details:

  • ¥200, audio guide ¥150
  • Apr. and Sept.–Mar., daily 8:30–5:30; May–Aug., daily 8:30–6:30 (to 8 Aug. 7–9)

Published 10/27/2015

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