Nagasaki

About Nagasaki

Nagasaki is in the southwest of Japan on the island of Kyushu and includes several islands between Kyushu and South Korea. Mountains on one side and the sea on the other creates an environment of breathtaking natural beauty. The prefecture is full of historical, traditional, and cultural experiences. Knowledge from Asia and Europe flowed to and from Japan via Nagasaki. The Port of Nagasaki City was vital during Japan’s period of national isolation in the 1630s. During this time, it was the only place in Japan that was open for trade and cultural exchange with visitors. This history created a blend of Japanese and world cultures visible today in the region’s fascinating food, art, architecture, festivals and events.

Places to visit in Nagasaki

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Sights in Nagasaki

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Shimabara Shitano-cho Samurai Residences

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The area of Shitano-cho in Shimabara is known for its historic samurai residences, called buke-yashiki in Japanese. Here, a water stream runs along the middle o

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Koi-no-Oyogu Machi

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One of the most popular sights of Shimabara, this spot's name translates to Town of the Swimming Carp. Here, visitors can watch over 1500 carp of varying colors

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Higashi Yamate No 12 Building

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Originally used as the Russian and later the American Consulate, this Western-style building was first built in 1868 and is now listed as an important cultural

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Statue of Sakamoto Ryoma in Kazagashira Park

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Located close to the Kameyama Shachu Museum, this statue commemorates Sakamoto Ryoma, a prominent figure in the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate bet

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Dutch Slope

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Located in a hillside residential area of Nagasaki, this slope is known as Oranda-zaka, or "Dutch Slope". During the second half of the 19th century, Western me

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Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan Monument

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This site commemorates the 26 Martyrs of Japan, a group of Roman Catholics who were executed by crucifixion here in 1597. While there were many more martyrs, th

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Hotels in Nagasaki

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Yataro

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Situated on the top of Mount Kazagashira, Yutaro boasts city views and 3 public baths. Free WiFi is provided in public areas and free private parking is availab

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Traveler's House on the ROUTE

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Situated in Nagasaki, 700 metres from Nagasaki Museum of History, Traveler's House on the ROUTE features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the pro

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Casa Blanca Guesthouse

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Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Casa Blanca Guesthouse offers accommodation in Nagasaki. Every room comes with a shared bathroom. You will find a

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Nagasaki House Burabura

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Although this property is not located in central Nagasaki, guests can enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the surrounding nature at Nagasaki House Burabura. The p

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Alega Gunkanjima

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Set in Nagasaki, 21 km from Nagasaki Museum of History, Alega Gunkanjima features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restau

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Nagasaki Blue Sky Hotel

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Set in Nagasaki, 2.4 km from Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki Blue Sky Hotel features free WiFi access and private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site re

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Okinawa


There’s a reason why over 10 million people visit Okinawa every year – Japan's southernmost island is a natural wonder, with pristine beaches, friendly people a

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Oita


Oita is sometimes called the “Nara of the West”. It is located in the northeast of Kyushu and is best known for the city of Beppu which has more onsen (hot spri

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Miyazaki


Miyazaki prefecture is on the southeastern side of Kyushu and is known for its majestic mountains and rugged coastal scenery. Surfing has grown in popularity he

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Kumamoto


Kumamoto is in the center of Kyushu Island, and Mount Aso is the beloved heart of this beautiful prefecture. Aso-Kuju, Unzen-Amakusa National Parks, Mount Yabah

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Fukuoka


Fukuoka is located on the northern side of the island of Kyushu. It includes the two largest cities in the area, Fukuoka City, its capital, and Kitakyushu. The

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Kagoshima


Lush and tropical, Kagoshima Prefecture inhabits the southernmost part of Kyushu and includes a string of islands stretching to Taiwan. The most famous of these