Sights in Nagasaki

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Shimabara Shitano-cho Samurai Residences

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

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

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

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

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

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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Magome Church

This Gothic-style church was built in 1931. The church was initially founded and built in 1890 but multiple typhoons and lightning caused damage to the original

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Former Chinese Settlement (Old Chinese Quarter)

On land that now makes up part of Nagasaki's Chinatown, this particular neighborhood, otherwise known as the Old Chinese Quarter, was where Chinese traders arri

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Mount Inasa Observation Platform

Rising 333 meters above sea level, Mount Inasa offers views of Nagasaki's city center. The mountaintop features a glass-enclosed circular domed observatory with

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Nagasaki Bekko Museum

Housed in a building that was once Nagasaki Custom's Kudarimatsu Office, this museum showcases over 300 craft and other ornamental pieces made out of bekko, or

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Former Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Nagasaki Branch Museum

This museum, located in the former Nagasaki Branch office of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (current HSBC), displays exhibitions about the lives of foreign tra

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Nagasaki Kameyama Shachu Memorial Museum

This memorial museum is a restoration of the building that housed Kamayama Shachu, a shipping company established by Sakamoto Ryoma who was a prominent figure i

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Megami Ohashi Bridge

Opened in December 2005, this bridge connects the south side and west side of Nagasaki, which are divided by the port of Nagasaki. Measuring 1.289 kilometers, t

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Kurosaki Church

Founded in 1897 by Father de Rotz, this church was built by followers in the area. The chapel's impressive stained glass is a must-see. (Note: The church is not

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Father De Rotz Memorial Hall

This memorial hall commemorates Marc Marie de Rotz, a French missionary who came to Shitsu in 1879. During his missionary work, he made an effort to help the po

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Nagasaki Subtropical Botanic Garden

Overlooking Tachibana Bay, this subtropical botanical garden covers a total of 32,500 square meters and contains over 2,000 different species of subtropical pla

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Sotome Museum of History and Folklore

This museum displays historical relics dug up in the area, from prehistoric to medieval eras. Items on display include household goods, earthenware, farming and

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Iojima Lighthouse

This lighthouse is one of eight lighthouses built in accordance with the Edo Treaty, signed between the US, the UK, France, the Netherlands and the Japanese gov