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Peace Park

Peace Park Peace Park ("Heiwa Koen" in Japanese) is located about 3 km north of JR Nagasaki station.
in a broad sense, it includes Hypocenter Park and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum to the south of this park.

This park was opened in 1950, 5 years after the evil A-bomb was dropped and the World War II ended.
In 1955, Peace Statue, the symbol of this park, was unveiled in commemoration of 10 years of A-bombing.

It was created by Nishimo Kitamura (1884-1987, a Japanese sculptor born in Nagasaki Prefecture).
The height of the body is 9.7 meters, and the height of the pedestal is 3.9 meters.
The right arm pointing sky means the threat of A-bomb.
The left arm stretching horizontally means the peace.
And the closed eyes means praying for the victims of A-bomb.

In the park, Peace memorial service for atomic-bomb victims has been held on August 9th every year.
The mayor makes a peace declaration, which is sent to the leaders of nuclear nations around the world.

In the park, many monuments are set up.
The Bells of Nagasaki set up in 1977 are rung when the moment of silence at 11:02 (the time when the A-bomb was dropped). And there are Spring of Peace and Orizuru Tower.

Around the park, 15 monuments which were send from the various countries in the world.

How to get to here

By streetcar

By street car with route No. 1 or 3, get off at Matsuyama-machi stop.




Entrance of Peace Park Spring of Peace
Photo by artworks
peace Statue
Photo by artworks
Bells of Nagasaki
Photo by S-Hoshino.com
Orizuru Tower

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