Spots in Nagasaki Area

  • Palace Huis Ten Bosch
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    Nagasaki Pref. Saseboshi Huis Ten Bosch Town 1-1
    A palace recreated deep inside the Huis Ten Bosch theme park. The structure, built with special permission from the royal family of the Netherlands, is a faithful recreation of the palace where Queen Beatrix lives. The Baroque style garden which extends behind the palace is a recreation of the Great Garden which was designed for the Dutch royal family. Inside the palace, visitors will find the Huis Ten Bosch Art Museum, whose collection includes etchings by Rembrandt.

    This place is nuts. We live in the Netherlands and it was spooky how accurate the architecture on the theme park ‘streets’ is. We had a lot of fun taking photos and pretending we were back home...

  • Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
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    4.5
    1992 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Hiranomachi 7-8
    The museum is located on a hill overlooking the center of the explosion from the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki. Pictures of Nagasaki before and after the bombing as well as structures and everyday items which survived the explosion are displayed in the museum in story-like fashion. Patrons are allowed to touch some of the exhibits which convey to the present the horrors of the atomic bomb. Multilingual exhibit descriptions and audio guides are available. A five-minute walk from the Hamaguchi-machi stop on the tramway.

    Really the saddest part of the Japanese history.But they didn’t stop they grow And grow developed.They never stopped. Thank you Yuri And Yuko san for this wonderful opportunity.That was the really...

  • Urakami Cathedral
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Motomachi 1-79
    This Cathedral of the Catholic Church is located to the north of Nagasaki City. Its story began in the Edo period, with the ban on Christianity and the persecution of believers who lived in Urakami. The cathedral was built during the Meiji and Taisho periods. It was, however, later destroyed by the atomic bomb, leaving only a single wall standing, and the present building is a reconstruction of the original cathedral, built in 1959. It is located 5 minutes' walk from the Heiwa Koen (Peace Park) tram stop.

    This was my first time to Nagasaki. This cathedral in positioned on a hill, so you can get a bit of a view of the surrounding area. Not many places like this in Asia.

  • Shimabara Castle
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    Nagasaki Pref. Shimabarashi Jounai 1-1183-1
    Shimabara Castle is located at the foot of Mt. Unzen overlooking the Ariake Sea. The castle is comprised of a five-tier tower surrounded by turrets of various sizes and incorporates the castle architectural style of the Azuchi-Momyama period. The castle is distinguished by its tall and strong walls. After it was completed in 1624, the castle served as the seat of 19 generations of feudal lords from four clans over a 250-year history and was the stage for many historical events. The castle was demolished with the Meiji Restoration but the tower was restored in 1964. The interior of the castle is a museum which exhibits materials related to the early Japanese Christians and other local history matters.

    島原を象徴する史跡の一つです。天守は復元されたものですが威風堂々としており、ぐるっと囲まれた堀のどこから見てもその素晴らしさを窺い知ることが出来ます。 天守内は歴史資料館となっていますが、他の日本の城とは一線を画し、潜伏していたキリシタンの史料が多く展示されています。島原を中心としたキリシタンの信仰と彼らを弾圧しようとする勢力との戦いを学ぶことが出来る施設の一つでもあります。 最上階からの展望室か...

  • Nagasaki Bio Park
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    183 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Saikaishi Seihichounakayamagou 2291-1
    Nagasaki Bio Park is unusual among Japanese zoos for keeping and displaying the animals in a nearly natural setting. Two hundred different species, including mammals, birds, and reptiles, live in the zoo, and visitors can encounter the animals everywhere and even feed them. Depending on the season, Nagasaki Bio Park features a number of other events, including fishing for crayfish, picking strawberries, or the capybara outdoor bath.

    This is an interactive zoo. You go into their enclosures. Little vending machines take a 100-yen coin. You receive food for that particular animal, and they will eat it right from your...

  • Hirado Castle
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    169 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Hiradoshi Iwanouechou 1458
    This was the residential castle of the Matsura clan, the feudal lords of the Hirado Domain. The fortification technology at the time incorporated the unusual Yamagaryu (Yamaga school) style. Construction originally began in 1599 as “Hi-no-Takejo” but as it neared completion in 1613, it fell under suspicion from Tokugawa Ieyasu due to the deep friendship the clan had with Toyotomi Hideyoshi, so the clan head Shigenobu burned down the castle himself. The clan lived in the palace that was on the site for about 90 years, and reconstruction of Hirado Castle began in 1704 and was completed in 1718. The view of the Port of Hirado looking down from the castle keep is outstanding, and visitors can obtain a view that includes the virgin forest of Kuroko Island (a Natural Monument) and the Hirado Ohashi Bridge.

    Hirado Castle stands on the top of Kameoka, where Kameoka shrine is also located. Although it is a reconstruction, it is known as a beautiful castle. Unfortunately, the castle was closed for...

  • Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Dejimamachi 2-1
    Adjoining Nagasaki Seaside Park, this art museum impresses visitors with its open and airy atmosphere incorporating greenery and light. The building was designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates, a firm which also designed a famous Star Bucks Coffee building in Dazaifu and the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center. The design has won numerous awards, including the Good Design Award. The museum’s collection is founded on the works gathered in life by foreign diplomat Yakichiro Suma. The museum also displays artwork connected to Nagasaki and Spanish art pieces. A two-minute walk from the Dejima stop on the tramway.

    Impressive building at the southern end of Dejima. Attended the Audrey Hepburn exhibition. I could look at Audrey all day and there were some 200 images to gaze upon but without a scintilla of...

  • Nagasaki Dejima Wharf
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    244 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Dejimamachi 1-1-109
    "A shopping and marina complex located in Dejima-machi, Nagasaki City. Facilities include seafood, Italian, Chinese, and other restaurants; outlet shops; and an information center on the ""Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region"" World Heritage listing. Facing Nagasaki Port, it also allows visitors to enjoy beautiful sunsets and a gorgeous nightscape from the terrace area."

    Perfect place for a leisurely walk or a romantic sunset dinner. There are many charming cafes and restaurants along the walkway with a great view of the sea. Wish I had more time to stay.

  • Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture
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    191 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Tateyama 1-1-1
    Jointly built by the prefecture and city of Nagasaki in 2005, the museum presents the history of Nagasaki with a focus on its history of international exchange. Exhibits include writings and artwork from countries and regions with which Nagasaki was closely connected to such as China, Korea, and the Netherlands. The museum’s collection also includes historical materials from the Nagasaki Magistrate’s Office deemed Important Cultural Properties and which have also served as sources for numerous historical novels and Japanese period dramas. A 10-minute walk from JR Nagasaki Station.

    I visited the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture during my tour with Huber Tomodachi Guide. My guides were so friendly and kind and knew a lot about Nagasaki history! They taught me a lot and...

  • Unzen Miyazaki Ryokan
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    199 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Unzenshi Obamachounzen 320
    This hot spring facility is located in Unzen, Obama-cho, Unzen City. It has an open-air bath with water directly from the source, large public bath and reservation-only family bath with an open-air bath, uses milky-white hot spring water containing a large amount of metasilicic acid with skin beautifying effects using Unzen Jigoku's Daikyokan Jigoku and Jaken Jigoku as a source. Besides being good for acne, heat rashes, skin irritations and athlete's foot from its high bactericidal effects, it also has a good effect on various symptoms such as nerve pain, muscle soreness and joint pain. In addition, you can also taste traditional course meals utilizing seafood from the Ariake Sea and Tachibana Bay.

    This is a very nice ryokan in a beautiful location. I pity anyone who tries to drive here, they will collect you in a shuttle bus from Nagasaki station. This is our third ryokan experience and each...

  • Sofukuji Temple
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    154 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Kajiyamachi 7-5
    The oldest Chinese-style Buddhist temple in Japan. The temple was built in 1629 by Chozen, priest from Fuzhou, China. The Dai’ippo-mon gate and Daio Ho-den hall are designated National Treasures. Many other buildings on the temple’s grounds are also protected as Important Cultural Properties. The Buddhist statues and ritual implements in the temple hall were all created by Chinese craftsman. One of the Four Nagasaki Temples of Good Fortune.

    Lots of steps to climb to really do and see just a little. But temples are like that. You can take a lot of beautiful pictures and enjoy the quietness of the scenery.

  • Nagasaki Kameyama Shachu Memorial Museum
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    215 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Irabayashi 2-7-24
    The Kameyama Shachu was a society set up by Sakamoto Ryoma and friends with the help of the wealthy Kozone merchant family in 1865. In addition to being involved in the marine transport industry, the society took part in the planning of the Satsuma-Choshu Alliance and numerous other key events from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji Restoration. This memorial museum is housed inside a renovated and restored building of the society’s, and singer and actor Tetsuya Takeda serves as honorary director. The museum displays a replica of the boots Ryoma wore, copies of his letters, and other ephemera, making it a must-see for fans of this great historic figure.

    Although I had been several times in Nagasaki, this was the first time that I visited Kameyama Shachu. It was much smaller than I had thought, but anyway it was very impressive to stand the site...

  • Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum
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    178 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Nishizakamachi 7-8
    In 1597, six Franciscan missionaries and 20 Japanese Christians were executed on this hill as a result of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s prohibition of Christianity. It is reported that they requested to be martyred here because the site resembled the hill of Golgotha upon which Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross, and many other missionaries and followers were executed on this spot thereafter. A bronze monument featuring full-body statues of the 26 martyrs was erected in 1962. The Roman Catholic Church designated this spot as an official Vatican pilgrimage spot in 1950.

    Behind 26 martyrs monument, there is a museum about Christian culture and history in Nagasaki. Even Mother Theresa once came to visit this place. Many old documents are displayed, and it is a little...

  • Nagasaki Confucian Shrine and Historical Museum of China
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    197 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Ouramachi 10-36
    The museum was built in 1983 with the aim of promoting cultural exchange and friendship between China and Japan. Museum displays are changed every two to three years, with important articles from the collections of museums throughout China on permanent display. The adjoining Confucian Shrine was built in 1893 through cooperation between the Chinese Qing government and people of Chinese heritage residing in Japan and is an extremely rare example of authentic Chinese mausoleum architecture in the country. A three-minute walk from the O-Uratenshudoshita stop on the tramway.

    Entrance to this Confucius Shrine will set you back 660 yen per person. There is lots of construction around the perimeter of the shrine.

  • Nita-toge Pass Lookout Deck
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    130 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Unzenshi Obamachounzen
    This observation area is located in Unzen, Obama-cho, Unzen City. You can enjoy the nature of the four seasons of the Nitta Pass and Mt. Myoken including the autumn leaves, spring azaleas and summer fresh greenery. In addition, the Unzen Ropeway also operates from the adjacent Nita Pass Station to Myokendake Station. In addition, there is also a second deck where you can see Mt. Heiseishinzan.

    My husband and I hiked up the three mountain tops during my visit in January. When we got to the top of Fugen-dake, the stunning view of ice hanging on the tree tops really impressed us a lot.

  • Nagasaki Seaside Park
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    160 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Tokiwamachi 1-60
    This is a huge park facing Nagasaki harbor. Inside are plenty of trees and an “aqua theater” using a stream of water originating from a mountain stream, making it a great place for children to play with the water. In addition, one can certainly spend a relaxing time here too with the park’s canals, the many bridges of “Oranda-zaka-bridge,” and the “Waterside Promenade” walking path.

    In Nagasaki, we wanted to enjoy nature, so we went to Mizube no Mori Park. When we arrived at the park, there were many people relaxing in the park. There was a boy playing soccer, a group of high...

  • Kofukuji Temple
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    97 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Teramachi 4-32
    A Buddhist temple founded in 1620 by Chinese priest Shinen in prayer for the safe travels of traders sailing to and from Nagasaki. The main temple nave, a nationally designated Important Cultural Property, was rebuilt in 1883 by Chinese artisans and is purely Chinese in architectural style. The temple’s charms, made from water strainers, are said to bring the fulfillment of love as well as traffic safety. An eight-minute walk from the Kokaidomae stop on the tramway.

    Beautiful temple with interesting inner worship hall. You can also enjoy a lovely and authentic green tea service!

  • Mirai Nagasaki Cocowalk
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    53 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Morimachi 1-55
    This is a large shopping mall in Mori Town, Nagasaki City. In addition to shops and restaurants, there is a sports gym on the fourth floor and TOHO cinema with nine screens on the sixth floor. The highest point of the Ferris wheel, which is a symbol of the mall, is about 70 meters above the ground and the time it takes to go around is 10 minutes and 51 seconds. A nursing room, and baby strollers are available. It is a three-minute walk from Urakami Station. The mall has a bus terminal adjacent meaning bus access is easy.

    Just visited the Nagasaki Cocowalk shopping Mall and took a trip on the ferris wheel. A sunny clear day so the views were great. Easy to find on the 5th floor (bookshop floor). The fare was Y500 and...

  • Hotto Futto 105
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    Nagasaki Pref. Unzenshi Obamachoukitahonmachi 905-70
    This footbath facility inside Obama Marine Park along the Shimabara Highway is located in Kitahonmachi, Obama-cho, Unzen City. It uses 100% Obama Onsen water, and boasts being Japan's longest at 105 meters long, related to the 105-degree Celsius water from the source. While looking at Tachibana Bay, it can be used sitting, walking or even for pets. In addition, there are adjoining steamers where you can eat seafood, vegetables and eggs steamed from the heat of the source.

    rainy day out but we are with legs in the foot bath of the 105 meter long. fun and enjoyable - especially that can relax with seaview. nice start for traveling day

  • Shikairou
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Matsugaemachi 4-5
    This Chinese restaurant is famous for inventing Nagasaki champon as well as sara udon, two distinct dishes involving noodles with various toppings. The restaurant’s signature creamy and flavorful soup broth is made by boiling two to three whole chickens as well as pork and chicken bones for three to four hours. The restaurant’s building is five stories tall. The fifth floor is the actual restaurant, offering customers a superb view. The second floor is a museum which presents the history of champon. The first floor is a shop.

    We visit the Museum of this famous dish called Champon, the entrance is free although the information is not available in English, very well is worth visiting, me as an expat living in Nagasaki for...

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This hidden corner of the country is rural Japan at its best, where underground activity is to thank for active volcanoes and bubbling natural hot springs along the Shimabara Peninsula as well as the crystal clear waters of the Goto Islands off the west coast. Less well known than Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, Nagasaki commemorates its own past at the Nagasaki Peace Park, which sits alongside the charming Meganebashi stone bridge and a mix of religious buildings with beautiful architecture, such as the Zen Buddhist Sofukuji Temple, the Confucian Shrine, and the Oura Christian Church.

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