Nagasaki Peace park is a monument to the Atomic bombing of Nagasaki at 11:02am on August 9th, 1945 that killed and injured 148,793 people.

The park features remnants of destroyed buildings, sculptures and fountains dedicated to peace as well as a large square which is used for annual commemorations.

The centerpiece of the park is a seemingly incongruous giant statue of a muscular seated man pointing to the sky, created by Japanese artist Seibo Kitamura. The right hand pointing to the sky is intended to warn of nuclear weapons while the outstretched left hand symbolizes eternal peace.

Entry to the peace park is free. The closest tramway station to the park is Matsuyamamachi on routes 1 and 3 of the Nagasaki Electric Tramway.

There is underground parking beneath the square in front of the giant statue.

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