Nagasaki's History & Culture
Local Sightseeing, All
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Visit the Nagasaki Museum of History & Culture—an exceptional museum housing 48,000 displays. This museum explores the nationally prominent theme of the history of overseas exchanges. The permanent historical culture zone contains exhibits of valuable materials on the theme of recent historical exchanges with Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, China and Korea. Another area contains a reconstruction of part of the Tateyama Government Branch of the Nagasaki Magistrate’s Office. Two must-see exhibits are the crime notebooks from the Magistrate’s Office and the macabre ‘trample tablets’ used in the persecution of Christians. Nagasaki Peace Park and its famous statue are located only a few minutes’ walk from the epicenter of the atomic bomb blast of August 9, 1945. The park is dedicated to world peace, and here you will visit the Atomic Bomb Museum—home to numerous photographs and relics of that fateful day.
Tour does not operate on third Tuesday of the month. Not recommended for guests with walking dificulties. Wear low-heeled comfortable shoes. Bring local currency for additional purchases. This tour includes sensitive material including graphic pictures and displays on the atrocities of war. Shoes are not allowed at some parts of the Nagasaki Musuem of History & Culture.