It's time to continue (and pretty much finish) my adventures through Nagasaki. A short hike down from the One-Pillar Torii sits the hypocenter of the second atomic bomb drop.
Hiroshima museum. However, those truly interested in both cities' histories will want to visit both museums.
It's hard not to make comparisons between Hiroshima and Nagasaki's efforts to educate about, and honor the victims of, the atomic bombs. Each have a rememberance hall, a museum, at least one landmark remain (the A-Bomb dome in Hiroshima and the One-Pillar Torii in Nagasaki), and a park at the hypocenter.
As I mentioned earlier, the Nagasaki site, though set up for tourism, feels less touristy. That might be because it's a lesser-visited site. Most people visiting Nagasaki for sightseeing will be interested in the Peace Park, but for those who don't have another reason to go all the way to Nagasaki, the Hiroshima location will serve the same purpose.
Nagasaki Peace Park is spread out among three side-by-side sites. The Peace Statue, memorial statues and fountain are found in the north section of the park. A street lined by commercial and residential buildings separates that section from the smaller southern section containing the hypocenter monument and cathedral remains. Finally, the museum and memorial hall is up the hill to the east. Due to the terrain and layout of the park, the entire "complex" forms a sort of C shape. The easiest access is from Matsuyamachi Station via tram line 1 or 3, which is across the street and behind some buildings from the parks, just to the west. The museum is open 8:30-5:30 (6:30 May-August) and admission is 200 yen.