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Culture / Tour Spots in Nagasaki Area

  • 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.
  • Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Shukumachi 3-16
    This aquarium houses around 180 penguins, including nine varieties of the total 18 that inhabit the Earth. It is a facility where one can see at once a host of penguin personalities including the large and gentle king penguin, the attractively-feathered macaroni penguin, and the curious gentoo penguin. One can also try feeding and petting the animals. In addition, Biotope, which replicates the Nagasaki woodland, is a popular spot with many age groups as a place to see seasonal plants and animals. 
  • Nagasaki Bio Park
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    4.5
    2 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.

    入園ゲート外側の無料ゾーンにさいかいバーガーの販売があります。名前の通り、全ての食材について地元西海市産に徹底的にこだわった、バイオパークオリジナルハンバーガーです。

  • Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture
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    4.5
    179 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.

    Lots to see and a surprise to learn so much new info re Europeans role in this cities development. eg Knowing that the only place the Dutch flag flew for 5 years in the Napoleonic days was here.

  • Nagasaki Confucian Shrine and Historical Museum of China
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    4.0
    191 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.

    This temple was built in 1803 by the Quing Dynasty of China and local merchants and is an interesting Chinese Temple .The entrance fee was too high.

  • Matsuura Historical Museum
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Hiradoshi Kagamigawachou 12
    This is a museum that conveys the history of the Lord Hirado Matsuura family who once dominated the northern area of Nagasaki Prefecture. In addition to weapons and letters from the Matsuura family, a large number of art objects such as paintings and maki-e artworks are displayed. The museum building uses the private residence of the Matsuura family built in 1893, and the stone steps and stone walls at the entrance date to the early Edo period. Experience trying on armor or a bridal kimono free of charge. It is ten minutes by car from Hiradoguchi Station.

    My friend and I enjoyed our visit to this museum and learning about the history of this area. Bought a couple souvenirs to remember our trip.

  • Kujukushima Aquarium Umi Kirara
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    4.0
    224 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Saseboshi Kashimaechou 1008
    An aquarium located in Kashimaecho. Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture which focuses on presenting exhibits which recreate the diverse marine ecosystem of the Kujuku Islands. The Kujukushima Bay Grand Aquarium exhibit, home to some 13,000 individual marine creatures spread across 120 species illuminated by glittering sunlight, is the facility’s crown jewel. Some of the aquarium’s highlights include the soothing Jellyfish Symphony Dome in which jellyfish slowly float amidst phantasmal lights, and shows which show the fantastical abilities of the park’s dolphins. Note: Due to construction lasting from May 10 to July 5, 2017, dolphin shows will not be held until July 14, 2017.

    Kujukushima Aquarium has the Japan’s largest Jellyfish Symphony Dome. Tourists can enjoy the dolphin dance show at the 2nd floor. The show organized 3 times everyday for 15 min. Also, watch the are...

  • Gunkanjima Digital Museum
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Matsugaemachi 5-6
    Gunkanjima (Hashima Island) is located some 18 kilometers off the coast of Nagasaki Port. Due to its resemblance to the Tosa-class battleship, the island came to be known as Gunkanjima (literally, Battleship Island). Using state of the art digital technologies, the Gunkanjima Digital Museum helps visitors to experience the history of the Hashima Coal Mine located on the island. Some of the museum’s many highlights include a recreation of the journey miners would take from the surface to the heart of the mine below sea level and an exhibit which recreates the room of a miner’s dwelling.

    Amazing technology that allows you to walk around the island. A lot of information, you wonder how people ever managed to live there in such conditions. And you cant help but leave wondering why...

  • Kujukushima Zoo and Botanical Garden, Mori Kirara
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Saseboshi Funakoshichou 2172
    Founded in 1961 as Sasebo Municipal Subtropical Zoo and Botanical Garden, this park was renamed Kujukushima Zoo and Botanical Garden, Mori Kirara fifty years later. The theme of its displays is “Kujukushima: Nature and Healing.” Its penguin pavilion opened in 2014 with Japan’s first ultra shallow water tank, which allows visitors to observe the penguins’ lives fully. Furthermore, the park’s Rose Festivals, held in spring and autumn in the Rose Garden, are well known.

    If you present proof that you live in the city of Sasebo, you can get in for cheaper. Good penguin exhibit, where you walk under the glass-bottom pool and look up to see them swimming above you...

  • Unzen Toy Museum
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    3.0
    21 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Unzenshi Obamachounzen 310
    A toy shop and museum situated along the Unzen Road in Unzen, Obama-cho, Unzen City. The first floor is a toy shop in which you can find some 2,000 nostalgic old toys and cheap dagashi sweets and snacks. Around 5,000 toys are on display in the second floor museum, such as tin plate cars and celluloid masks.

    this place is called Cheap confectionery museum on the tourist map which I got. this shop contains all the cards, sweets, toys of yester years. it the front part is a shop . at the back is the...

  • Tsushima Wildlife Conservation Center
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    Nagasaki Pref. Tsushimashi Kamiagatamachisago Nishizato 2956-5
    This wildlife protection facility is located in Sago, Kamiagata-cho, Tsushima City. It carries our protection activities for rare wildlife of Tsushima including the endangered Tsushima wild cat that only lives in Tsushima. In addition, the center has exhibits on the unique ecosystems and natural environments formed in Tsushima, and the ecology of the Tsushima wild cat.
  • Hirado City Ikitsuki-cho Municipal Museum Shima no Yakata
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    17 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Hiradoshi Ikitsukichouminamimen 4289-1
    "This museum is located in Minamimen, Ikitsuki-cho, Hirado City. It has exhibits related to the history and culture of Ikitsuki Island, such as those related to the faith of the many hidden Christians living on the island, the island's whaling that boasted the largest scale in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868), and life on the island. ""Fisherman's Arena"" introduces the fishing industry in the seas near Hirado through a model of fixed shore nets and stuffed specimens of 250 types of fish from the nearby waters."

    1階は捕鯨の歴史と解体方法の紹介、クジラの標本。それから、魚の、剥製が沢山、展示してあります。2階は、隠れキリシタンの紹介です。魚やクジラの標本が凄いと思いました。

  • Iki City Ikikoku Museum
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    4.5
    93 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Iki Ashibecho Fukaetsurukifure 515-1
    A museum located in Fukaetsurukifure Ashibe-cho, Iki City. The musem contains exhibits on Iki Province, which is discussed in the ancient “Gishiwa Jinden” and which played a vital role in connecting Japan to the continent. Via exhibits on the over 270 tumuli dotting the island, dioramas depicting the ancient ships which traveled between here and the Korean Peninsula, and other exhibits, visitors can learn about the history of Iki Province.

    You can see the life of Japanese in ancient age and the history of exchange point between Japan and continental of China.

  • Iki Dolphin Park & Resort
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Iki Katsumotocho Higashifure 2668-3
    A seaside park located in Higashifure Katsumoto-cho, Iki City. Bottlenose dolphins are raised in a natural bay in the park. Each day during designated times, visitors can get close to and interact with the dolphins via play and feeding activities. The park also has a variety of playground equipment.

    There are five dolphins and you can see the short period show. Staffs were all very polite and smiling

  • Unzen Vidro Museum
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Unzen-shi Obamacho Unzen 320
    An art museum located in Unzen, Obama-cho, Unzen City. The museum’s collection consists of Japanese “vidro” blown glass, whose techniques were transmitted to Nagasaki from Portugal; and antique Bohemian and other varieties of glassware. In addition to glassware, the museum holds season exhibitions of porcelain, paintings, and other works of art. The museum also holds special glassmaking experiences in which participants can create a piece of glassware using techniques such as fusing and sandblasting.

    Si tratta di un piccolo museo del vetro molto curato. Gli arredi sono depoca e testimoniano la storia del sito.

  • Yumihari no Oka Hotel Glass no Oka Art Museum
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    Nagasaki Sasebo-shi Udogoecho 510
  • Huis Ten Bosch Art Museum‧Museum
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    Nagasaki Sasebo-shi Huis Ten Bosch machi 1-1
  • Nagasaki Minami Yamate Art Museum
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    5 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi Minamiyamatemachi 4-3

    南山手八番館というおしゃれな落ち着いたカフェで、コーヒータイムの後に、2階にある美術館に行きました。絵画や書などが展示された、こじんまりとした美術館でした。

  • Fukuturujagataraoharu Museum
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    Nagasaki Pref. Hiradoshi Shijikichou 1475
  • Nagasaki Junkokoro Univ Museum
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Mitsuyamamachi 235

Nagasaki Areas

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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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