Your tour will begin with a moving visit to the Peace Memorial Park located near Ground Zero, the center of the atomic bomb drop on August 9, 1945. The focal point of the park can be seen in the 10 meter tall peace statue found at the north end of the park. The arms and the legs of the statue each have their own meaning. The right arm points to the threat of nuclear weapons, the left arm symbolizes eternal peace, the right leg stands for meditation and finally the flexed left leg represents standing up for the people in the world needing rescue. Still serving as a reminder, every year the Mayor of Nagasaki gives a speech in the park as call to world peace. Following your time at the Peace Park you will make your way to the Atomic Bomb museum which chronicles the events leading up to the bombing.
After a stop for lunch at a traditional restaurant you will make your way to the beautiful Glover Garden. Providing some of the best views in Japan this location was the site of former Scottish merchant Thomas Glover, an important figure in modern Japan's early industrial development. The Glover Mansion is Japan's oldest Western-style house and is the perfect showcase of a Meiji-Era building. This site provides the perfect opportunity to piece together the western world's impact on one of the most dynamic cities in Japan! Take the time on your return to the cruise ship pier to ask any question you may have on Nagasaki's past, present and future.
Departures: 08:00 AM, 12:00 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Vehicles can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs.
- Please note, that we have limited English speaking guides and this tour must be booked well in advance.