About Peaceful Park
Built to commemorate the tragedy of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in World War II, the park contains a tall statue of a prayer for peace and a memorial. The Nagasaki A-bombing Memorial Museum, located near the park, displays the ruined buildings and remnants of the atomic bombing as a warning to future generations and a prayer for world peace.
How to get there
From Nagasaki Station, take the train bound for “Akasama” and get off at “Matsuyamachi” stop, then walk for 3 minutes.
9 Matsuyama-cho, Nagasaki City
It is recommended to set aside 15 minutes of time is sufficient, the park is not large, a few statues sent by various countries in it.
Heiwa Park] expresses the wish of the Japanese people for world peace, and the famous sculpture “Peace Prayer Statue” was designed by the famous Japanese sculptor Kitamura Nishimitsu, and was built on the 10th anniversary of the August 8, 1955 bombing. The park is small, and the atmosphere inside the park is gloomy.
A small hill, not as affordable as the small store next to it to buy something.
The Japanese people are also victims of war, so they are also more yearning for peace
The free park, mainly to see that prayer statue and the atomic bomb monument, the monument is the location of the fall of the atomic bomb, of course, was exploded 500 meters in the air, next to the monument there was a dilapidated remains of that church at the time, this park is not large, near the atomic bomb history museum, the fee is also worth going.
Peaceful Park is a park established to pray for peace after the atomic bomb that was dropped on August 9, 1945 in the area between the center of the bomb and the hill to the north.
When you leave the parking lot, you will see a statue of peace and prayer made by Kitamura Nishimitsu, symbolizing the love of God and the compassion of Buddha. The raised right hand symbolizes the power of the A-bombing, the horizontally extended left hand means peace, and the lightly closed eyes are a prayer for the victims of the A-bombing.
At the north end of the park, there is a tower with a crane on each side of the statue.
In the center of the park is the crane-shaped fountain “Heiwa no Izumi”, and on the stone tablet in front of the fountain is a note from a young girl on the day of the A-bombing: “My throat was so dry, but there was a layer of black oil floating on the surface of the water, but I wanted to drink the water so badly that I finally drank it together with the black oil” (people who were exposed to radiation at the time died of dehydration and blackened bodies).
A little further on is “Nagasaki’s Clock”. This is where the death toll of 72,000 people was recorded, and many more were tortured by the after-effects of the radiation for the rest of their lives.
In fact, this was originally the site of the Urakami branch of the Nagasaki Penitentiary, where all the detainees and guards died on that day, and the ruins of several courtyard walls still remain.
There are 15 monuments in the park, including the German “Statue of Friendship among the Nations” and the Czech “Joy of Life”, which are mostly symbols of peace from the socialist countries of the time.
Of course, the most recognizable one is the “Flower of Life and Peace” of the Netherlands, whose national flower symbolizes all good things anyway.
China presented a “Maiden” statue