Nagasaki Peace Park – Nagasaki | Travel Information

The Nagasaki Peace Park is a quiet and peaceful green space in Nagasaki city that stands as a reminder of the atomic bombing of the city in during World War II. On August 9th, 1945, the United States of America dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki, claiming around 40,000-80,000 lives. The bombings on Nagasaki and Hiroshima lead Japan to surrender and as such, put an end to World War II. 

The Peace park has three main sections to it, the peace park itself, the Hypocenter Park, and the Atomic Bomb Museum. In the center of the Hypocenter park, you can fine a black pillar, which marks the exact spot where the atomic bomb was dropped and detonated.  

A must see in Nagasaki is the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, which can be found at the southern end of park area. The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, much like the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, is an incredibly sad and powerful place to visit, and many people who enter, leave in tears. 

Hours and Admission (Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum)

  • Hours: 8:30am - 6:30pm (5:30pm September through to April)
  • 200JPY
  • Average Time Spent: 2-3 Hours
  • Official Website

Access

You can take the Nagasaki Denki (street car) No.1 from Nagasaki Station to Peace Park Station (Bound for Akasako), which is located in the middle of the three sections to the Peace Park. The Journey will take will take take about 15 Minutes on the street car from Nagasaki Station, and will cost 130JPY.

Where To Stay

First Cabin Nagasaki

Nationwide chain of capsule hotels that provide comfortable places to stay for an affordable price.  A great choice for solo travellers.

JR Kyushu Hotel Nagasaki 

With the JR Nagasaki Station only minutes from your room, you can’t ask for a more convenient place to stay. 

Hotel Monterey Nagasaki

A classy and western style hotel to stay at that offers top quality service and meets every expectation for your hotel needs.

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Nearby Attractions

Kofukuji Temple

Historic 15th Century Temple with a heavy Chinese Influence

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