The Former Nagasaki Medical College Gatepost

Situated about 500 meters east of the hypocenter, the former Nagasaki Medical College felt the full force of the tremendous atomic blast. The columns of the College's main entrance gate were pushed over at an angle, and they still serve as powerful reminders of the tragic day of the bombing.


Visitor’s Access

On foot:

  • A 15-minute walk from Hamaguchi-mach streetcar stop
  • A 1-minute walk from Igakubu-mae bus stop

By streetcar:

  • Get on the streetcar bound for Akasako at Nagasaki Ekimae and get off at Hamaguchi-machi. It takes about 10 minutes.