Hiroshima always came first, when speaking of the atomic bomb being dropped on Japan during WW2. But three days after the destruction of the city, Nagasaki was also bombed the 9th of August. Just like in Hiroshima, the visitors are able to discover that part of History – and pray for peace at the same time – in a dedicated park. Still Nagasaki’s one is maybe more sober and solemn. And is one of the Heisei 100 landscapes.
The several sculptures and rooms of Nagasaki Peace Park, including a museum, are linked to water and often featuring running water.“In order to remember the suffering of the one who lack that fundamental resource”, the available documentation describes. As was the case of the Nagasaki bombing’s survivors because of water shortage for six weeks.
How to get there?
Nagasaki is a long way from Tokyo by train with a 7 hours journey at least. The easiest is to reach Hakata with the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen (about 20000 yen and 5h) and then use the JR Kamome line to Nagasaki (4710 yen, 2h).
Another solution is to take a plane. If the regular airlines tend to be slightly expansive, the low-cost ones are offering flights to Fukuoka from 6000 yen, just like Peach. From there, buses or the JR Kamome are reaching Nagasaki.
Not far away from Nagasaki is to be found the Japanese capital of burgers.