Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Nagasaki, Japan


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 3.2 km
Ascend 96 m
Descend 105 m

Explore Nagasaki in Japan with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in NagasakiIndividual Sights in Nagasaki

Sight 1: 長崎縣護國神社

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Nagasaki Gokoku Shrine is a Gokoku Shrine located in Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. It is dedicated to the spirits of the approximately 60,000 people from Nagasaki Prefecture who died from the Meiji Restoration to the Pacific War.

Wikipedia: Nagasaki Gokoku Shrine (EN)

1729 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 2: Hypocenter

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On 6 and 9 August 1945, the United States detonated two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively. The bombings killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in an armed conflict. Japan surrendered to the Allies on 15 August, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki and the Soviet Union's declaration of war against Japan and invasion of Japanese-occupied Manchuria. The Japanese government signed the instrument of surrender on 2 September, effectively ending the war.

Wikipedia: Atomic bombing of Nagasaki (EN)

88 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Hypocenter Monument

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Hypocenter MonumentMicha L. Rieser / Attribution

In a narrow sense, hypocenter refers to the center of the explosion of nuclear weapons such as atomic bombs. In a broad sense, it refers to the center of the explosion of a powerful bomb. In addition, the place where a major incident occurs, a place where a major epidemic or social phenomenon occurs is also sometimes called the hypocenter.

Wikipedia: 爆心地 (JA)

244 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is in the city of Nagasaki, Japan. The museum is a remembrance to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki by the United States on 9 August 1945 at 11:02:35 am. Next to the museum is the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, built in 2003. The bombing marked a new era in war, making Nagasaki a symbolic location for a memorial. The counterpart in Hiroshima is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. These locations symbolize the nuclear age, remind visitors of the vast destruction and indiscriminate death caused by nuclear weapons, and signify a commitment to peace.

Wikipedia: Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum (EN)

540 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Nagasaki Peace Park

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Nagasaki Peace Park is a park located in Nagasaki, Japan, commemorating the atomic bombing of the city on August 9, 1945 during World War II. It is next to the Atomic Bomb Museum and near the Peace Memorial Hall.

Wikipedia: Nagasaki Peace Park (EN)

510 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Pope John Paul II

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Pope John Paul II was head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005.

Wikipedia: Pope John Paul II (EN), Website

112 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Urakami Cathedral

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The Immaculate Conception Cathedral (無原罪の聖母司教座聖堂) also St. Mary's Cathedral, often known as Urakami Cathedral after its location Urakami, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Motoomachi, Nagasaki, Japan.

Wikipedia: Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Nagasaki (EN), Website, Url


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