Nagasaki Memorial Tour
USD89 per person
The Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park is built on a low hill to the north of the hypocentre of the atomic bomb explosion of 9 August 1945. The Park was created to represent the wish for world peace and a vow that such a tragic war would never be repeated. The 30-foot-high Peace Statue was constructed in 1955 thanks to donations from all over the world, symbolising the wish for peace. The raised right hand points to the heavens to signify the threat of atomic weapons, while the left arm is raised horizontally to symbolise eternal peace. The closed eyes represent a prayer for the repose of the souls of all atomic bomb victims.
Located near the Park, the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum displays photographs and relics of the blast: the Museum illustrates the horror of nuclear weapons and the preciousness of peace. The Atomic Bomb Hypocentre marks the centre of the atomic blast which levelled the city.
Pass by the Urakami Cathedral, the magnificently rebuilt church and learn about the one-legged Torii Gate.