Culture / Tour Spots in Nagasaki Area

  • Nagasaki Bio Park
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    4.5
    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...

  • Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum
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    4.0
    214 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Dejimamachi 2-1
    "Located next to ""Nagasaki Seaside Park"", the museum has an impressive open atmosphere adopting greenery and light. The architecture was designed by Kengo Kuma, who also designed the buildings of Starbucks Coffee in Dazaifu and the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center, and has received numerous awards including the Good Design Award. The exhibits are based on the art collection from Spain during World War II by Yakichiro Suma, an envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, and include many works of art related to Nagasaki and Spanish artworks. Three-minute walk from Dejima tram stop."

    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 Confucian Shrine and Historical Museum of China
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    4.0
    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.

  • Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture
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    4.5
    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...

  • Iki City Ikikoku Museum
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    4.5
    95 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.

  • Kujukushima Zoo & Botanical Garden Mori Kirara
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    4.0
    57 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Sasebo-shi Funakoshicho 2172
    This zoo and botanical garden, situated on a rise commanding a view of Saikai National Park Kujukushima below, focuses on relaxation and the nature of the Kujuku Islands. The zoo presents around 60 species of animals such as lions and Amur leopard cats; there's also a penguin exhibit which boasts one of the largest overhead aquariums in Japan. The zoo also offers a full array of programs, including guided tours and animal feeding sessions, as well as rides on Taishu horses, a rare breed of horse of which only around 50 live in all of Japan. The zoo's greenhouse garden and grounds have been planted with some 1,200 species of plants; the 3,000-square-meter rose garden, in particular, is a must see in the spring and fall when its beautiful roses bloom in profusion.

    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...

  • Matsuura Historical Museum
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    4.0
    60 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.

    It is one of the must-sees in Hirado. The building of this museum used to be the residence of the feudal lord, and the exhibit is mainly about the collection of their family. You can see many...

  • Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Shukumachi 3-16
    Of the 18 species of penguins living on planet Earth, this aquarium keeps half, totaling 9 species and roughly 170 individual penguins. From docile and large king penguins to inquisitive gentoo penguins, here visitors can see a variety of unique and distinctive penguins all in one location. A popular destination for people of all ages, the aquarium also has a biotope recreating the rural mountain and forest scenery of Nagasaki where visitors can see seasonal plants and animals.
  • Iki Dolphin Park & Resort
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    4.0
    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

  • Inori-no-oka Picture Book Museum
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    4.0
    33 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi Minamiyamatemachi 2-10

    大浦天主堂の前の坂道にあります。 お庭が広くて、メルヘンチックな雰囲気です。ちょっとレトロな洋館の、一階がショップ、二階が美術館になっています。時間が無くて美術館には入りませんでしたが、一階のショップも面白かったです。

  • Nagasaki City Bekko Crafts Museum
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi Matsugaemachi 4-33

    かつての日本工芸力にあらためて感心。小さいく決して豊富な展示数ではありませんが、鼈甲の細工はなかなか他では見られません。30分あれば見られます。お勧めです。 Marvelous tortoiseshell works. If you have 30 minutes , you could enjoy whole works. Entrance fee is 100JPY and it...

  • 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.

  • Hirado City Ikitsuki-cho Municipal Museum Shima no Yakata
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    4.5
    18 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."

    生月大橋を渡ったらすぐあるのが「島の館」です。つまらなそうな小さな島の資料館的な感じで行ったら驚きます。1階は捕鯨ついて 2階は生月で行われている漁法と隠れキリシタンに関する展示 最後に1階に降りおさかなと漁業の展示室「フィッシャーマンズアリーナ...

  • Mikawachiyaki Museum
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    4.5
    18 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Sasebo-shi Mikawachihonmachi 343

    Even though we do not speak Japanese, the guide was lovely pointing to different objects and allowing us to hold a very fine teacup. We have some sake cups as souvenirs from the museum. We feel very...

  • Kujukushima Aquarium Umi Kirara
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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.
  • Unzen Toy Museum
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    3.0
    22 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...

  • Iki Fudoki no Oka Kofunkan Kominkaen
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    14 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Iki Katsumotocho Fukefure
    This park is located near the Kakegi Tumulus a 20-minute drive from Gounoura Port. Within the park, visitors can check out the Kofunkan museum, which presents the National Historic Site-designated ancient burial mounds of Iki; and the Kominkaen, an area where country style samurai residences dating to the 18th century have been relocated. The museum's exhibits span everything from archeological artefacts dating to 1,500 years ago, to tools used as part of everyday life during the mid-Edo period, and visitors can experience up close what life was like for the people who once lived on Iki. Visitors are recommended to make the park one of their destinations when exploring the ancient burial mounds and the Namaike Castle Site in the area on foot.

    車でのアクセスが容易な掛木古墳を訪れました。半径5メートルくらいの小山という感じで、古墳の中に石棺と思われるスペースがありました。また古墳館という木造の建物がありましたが空いてませんでした。

  • Sasebo City Museum Shimanose Art Center
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Sasebo-shi Shimanosecho 6-22

    佐世保市の美術館などを管理したり、美術品を取りまとめている場所です。一般国民には関係ないですが縁の下の力持ち。

  • Gunkanjima Digital Museum
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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.
  • Noguchi Yataro Memorial Art Museum
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    4 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi Hiranomachi 7-8 Heiwa Hall 1F

    原爆資料館の裏手、平和会館の1階にある。入館料100円。 野口彌太郎は明治生まれの洋画家。東京生まれだが少年時代の一時期を長崎で過ごし、1976年に没するまで何度も長崎を訪れたことからここに美術館が造られたようである。展示室は1室のみで30点-40点ほどの作品を展示している。絵は太めの筆を使って描かれており、ヨーロッパの著名画家のようなタッチ。ここは観光客が訪れないようで、他に観覧者は誰もいなかっ...

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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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