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Nagasaki
長崎

The Connection Point of Japan and the West:

Nagasaki is a city located in the northwest of Kyushu and the capital of Nagasaki Prefecture. It is a port town which has been developed as a door to the foreign countries and once was the only foreign trade port in the Edo Era, so European cultures have been transplanted. Therefore, it is a town where many unique scenes connected with foreign cultures remain well. It is unforgettable that it experienced an atomic bomb just as Hiroshima.

Access and Getting Around

Nagasaki is convenient to access from other cities by train or bus and trams are the main transportation for a city tour.

By train

1 hour 50 minutes from Hakata Station in Fukuoka with1 train per 30 minutes.

By bus

2 hours 10 minutes from Hakata Station in Fukuoka with 1 bus per 15 to 30 minutes. 2 to 8 bus services from the capital cities of prefectures in Kyushu.

By plane

It takes 1 hour 45 minutes from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Nagasaki Airport, via ANA, JAL, SNA, SKY with 18 flights per day. Besides the above, there are flights from Osaka, Nagoya, Kobe, Okinawa, Seoul and Shanghai.

By car

2 hours from Hakata Station in Fukuoka. 1 hour 30 minutes from Sasebo Station.

Nagasaki

Features

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

-Historic Sites 

On August 9, 1945, Nagasaki was bombed by an atomic bomb.Documents and photographs of the damage by an atomic bomb,a part of a damaged building and a clock which stopped at 11:02 are shown here.What we should do is not build such a museum for the second time....

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Nagasaki Peace Park

-Historic Sites 

It is from the Atomic Bomb Museum, a monument is built here and naturally becomes the Peace park.It was said that tree and plants would not grow in the following 70 years at the time of the atomic bomb,but 30 kinds of plants sent out buds one month later.The life of the earth continues, but the memory has stopped.It is a common word that human beings cannot forget not only HIROSHIMA but also NAGAS...

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Oura Church

-Historic Sites 

It is a Catholic church and an existing oldest wooden Gothic building in Japan which was built in 1865.The official name is the Church of 26 Holy Japanese Martyrs.As its name shows it was built for 26 martyrs, which is located in Nishizaka of Nagasaki Citywhere 26 Catholics martyrized....

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Glover Mansion

-Historic Sites 

Glover Mansion was built in 1863 where a Scottish businessman called Thomas Brake Glover once lived.It is the oldest one among the existing wooden western-style houses in Japan.Glover gave money to the Japanese revolutionists at the time, and stayed in Nagasaki even after the Meiji Restoration,left his marks in the Japanese industrial history.The mansion is located on the hill with a perfect view....

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Twenty-six Martyrs Museum

-Historic Sites 

In the Medieval Ages, Japan prohibited the Christianity.However, many people believed in the Christianity surreptitiously,26 martyrs were executed on the hill of Nishizaka in Nagasaki.The Oura Catholic Church was built for these martyrs....

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Mount Inasa

-Othres 

It is a mountain in the west of Nagasaki with 300 meters high of sea level.The area is a park, also the landmark of Nagasaki City.From the mountaintop, Nagasaki Port is seen, which makes perfect night views.Cable cars are available....

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Meganebashi Bridge

-Historic Sites 

It is the oldest arched stone bridge in Japan.Tourists may feel history through walking along the banks of River Nakashimawhere the Meganebashi Bridge crosses....

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Lantern Festival

-Festivals 

It was once a festival to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year but has now been expanded to a big festivalwhich decorates the winter of Nagasaki.The downtown is decorated by 15,000 lanterns. Meanwhile, various Chinese-style events are held.The date of the festival is different depending on years.It is held during 15 days in the winter season. ...

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Sofuku-ji Temple

-Temples 

The temple was built by a Chinese living in Nagasaki in the Edo period, so it is Chinese stylish.It is completely different from the Japanese ones,the excellent gate and main hall fully expressed the feeling of the Chinese to miss his hometown....

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Kofuku-ji Temple

-Temples 

The temple was also built by a Chinese, so it is a Chinese-style temple.As it is painted red, it is called the‘Red Temple.It is the oldest Chinese-style temple in Japan.                                                                                                                       ...

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Shofuku-ji Temple

-Temples 

Shofuku-ji Temple was built in the Edo period.It is different from other temples in Nagasaki by not being painted red,but it is pretty quiet because it is surrounded by the forest of nature. ...

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Kagetsu

-Historic Sites  -Food 

Kagetsu is a restaurant which has been operating since 1642.The building is worth seeing the inside and outside once to know the luxurious life of Japan then.It is still operated and prior reservation is necessary.Though prices are high, it shows an aspect of Japanese cultures....

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Kaminoshima Church

-Historic Sites 

Kaminoshima  was an island at the entrance of Nagasaki Portbut has been reclaimed and is connected to the mainland.It is impressive to see the Statue of Maria of the church from the vessels in and out of Nagasaki Port.It is a good location where tourists feel the sea breeze comfortably....

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Gunkanjima Island

-Historic Sites 

Its official name is Hashima Island which looks like a warship seen from the distant.Gunkan means warship in Japanese. It is 19 km away from Nagasaki Port,which was prosperous for the coal mines with the population of 5300 at the peak time,but it has become an uninhabited island since all coal mines were closed in 1974.Tourists have been continuing to come to see the unique scene.Cruisers are avai...

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Accommodation around Nagasaki

Links

Nagasaki Prefecture Convention and Tourism Association

 

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