Sightseeing Spot Spots in Nagasaki Area

  • Unzen Jigoku
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    Nagasaki Pref. Unzenshi Obamachounzen 320
    Featuring air thick with the smell of sulfur and white steam bursting from underground, Unzen Jigoku (Unzen Hell) really lives up to its name. It is known as a place where Christians were once tortured to death, and there are monuments dedicated to their martyrdom. Some of the attractions include the “Unzen Jigoku Steaming Footbath,” where visitors can experience the sensation of geothermal heat and steam, and the “Unzen Jigoku Workshop,” which sells eggs with an interesting effect: “Eat one, and you live a year longer. Eat two, and you live two years longer. Eat three, and you live long until you die.” In the fall, over 2,000 of these eggs are sold every day, making them quite the hot item indeed.

    We took the ferry from Kumamoto and when disembark in Shimabara, this place is only 30mins away. When arrived, you can tell that this is a very small onsen town with little amenities. The biggest...

  • Glover Garden (Former Glover House)
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Minamiyamatemachi 8-1
    This tourist facility features various historic Western-style buildings that were moved here and remodeled, with the crown jewel being the Glover House, Japan's oldest wooden Western-style building and which was erected here at the end of the Tokugawa shogunate. In 2015, the Glover House was registered as one of the World Heritage Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining. The grounds are planted with numerous seasonal flowers such as rosebushes and bigleaf hydrangeas, providing visitors with colorful scenery year-round. The site also features a photo studio where visitors can take a commemorative picture wearing period clothing, as well as a coffee house offering a sweeping view of the harbor. Visitors are encouraged to make plenty of time and stroll the grounds leisurely.

    This was probably the best of the European houses in Glover Garden and was built by William Alt who made substantial money from the tea business.Worth taking time to stroll through and it is a...

  • Omura Park
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    Nagasaki Pref. Omurashi Kushima 1-45-3
    This park along National Route 34 is located in Kushima, Omura City. Created in ruins of Kushima Castle, it is known as a popular cherry bloom viewing spot with approximately 2,000 Omura-zakura cherry blossoms, a nationally-designated natural monument. In addition, around 300,000 irises bloom from late-May to mid-June, and the Omura Flower Festival is also held according to when the cherry blossoms and irises bloom.

    Beautiful park. There’s a small castle and two Shrine inside the park. Good place for watching the scenes of beautiful flowers. The shrine are beautiful.

  • Nagushiyama Park
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    Nagasaki Pref. Saseboshi Shikamachichounagushi 174-12
    This park is located in Nagushi, Shikamachi-cho, Sasebo City. Situated where you can see Kita Kujuku Island and Hirado Island, it has facilities such as a camping ground, visitor center that also provides meals, and a small playground with a 100-meter roller slide. In addition, 100,000 azaleas bloom in the park from April to May, and the Nagushiyama Azalea Festival is also held according to when they bloom.

    If you are looking for a the perfect place to immerse yourself in a riot of azalea blossoms in April or May, this is the perfect place. The rest of the year, its worth it just for the views out over...

  • City of Swimming Carp
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    Nagasaki Pref. Shimabarashi Shinmachi 2
    There is a 100 meter long waterway in the Shinmachi neighborhood, under which an abundance of spring water flows; filled with gracefully swimming carp, it is nicknamed the “City of Swimming Carp.” Colorful carp were first released into the waterway in 1978 with the aim of promoting curiosity and joy among children and today it has become a symbol of Shimabara, a city renowned for its spring water.

    島原は水が豊富な町。ところどころにある湧水池では鯉が泳いでいる。「観光交流センター 清流亭」の向かいには「鯉の泳ぐまち」と刻まれた石碑が立ち、その近辺の水路にも錦鯉が放流されている。道路脇の排水路にしか見えないところに泳ぐ錦鯉、写真映えのするスポットである。

  • Inasayama Park
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Inasamachi
    This park on an area of Mt. Inasa at an altitude of 333 meters is located in Inasa-machi, Nagasaki City. The park has facilities such as large play equipment, a small zoo that breeds deer and monkeys, and an outdoor music hall that accommodates approximately 15,000 people. In addition, at the observation deck on the summit, you can see the Nagasaki cityscape and distant views of Unzen and the Goto Islands depending on the weather, and it is a popular spot where you can enjoy night views of Nagasaki recognized as one of the World's New Top 3 Night Views.
  • A view of a Christian Church and Japanese Temples
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    Nagasaki Pref. Hiradoshi Kagamigawachou 269
    This area where one can see the fusion of West and East at the intersection of Hirado’s St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church with Komyo-ji Temple, Zuiun-ji Temple, and Shoso-ji Temple is very representative of Hirado City. The combination of the church’s spires and cross with the tiled roofs of the temples illustrates how Hirado is an important spot that almost symbolizes the connection between Japan and the West over its long history. This is an ideal spot to take photographs.
  • Nanatsugama Limestone Caves
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    Nagasaki Pref. Saikaishi Saikaichounakaurakitagou 2541-1
    These limestone caves approximately 25 minutes by car from JR Huis Ten Bosch Station have been designated a National Natural Monument. Created by an uplift of the seabed about 30 million years ago, their age and composition are quite different from ordinary limestone caves. The caves maintain a comfortable year-round temperature of about 15 degrees Celsius, making them particularly popular in summer. They're illuminated a refreshing blue during certain periods too. You can explore parts of the cave generally not open to the public with a guide if you book in advance. A shop offers numerous original items for sale like Nanatsugama Meisui Ramune soda pop.
  • Shiodawara no dangai Cliffs
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    Nagasaki Pref. Hiradoshi Ikitsukichouichibu 1560
    These cliffs are on the northwest side of Ikitsuki Island, one of the many that dot the seas of Nagasaki Prefecture. The cliffs are approximately 15 minutes by car from Ikitsuki Ohashi Bridge. The sheer cliffs that stretch along the coast are formed from a columnar joint, characterized by rows of five to seven-sided broken pillars of basalt. Lots of the bases of these pillars are lined up like stumps where the waves break below. These magnificent cliffs reach as high as 20 meters and spread north-south over a 500-meter area. They've been chosen as one of the New Top 100 Nagasaki Prefecture Tourist Spots.
  • Sacred Places in Hirado and Kasuga Village
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    Nagasaki Pref. Hiradoshi Kasugachou 166 (Information Center)
    "It is a part of the ""Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region,"" a UNESCO World Heritage, which consists of Kasuga Village in Kasuga-cho, Hirado City, Mt. Yasuman in Shushi-cho and Nakaeno Island in Shimonakano-cho. Many hidden Christians lived in Kasuga Village when the religion was prohibited, and Mt. Yasuman, the highest peak on Hirado Island, and Nakaeno Island, where Christians were executed, are revered at sacred places. Although the faith had continued to be passed on even after the prohibition of the religion ended, events have ceased in recent years due to depopulation."
  • Ikeshima Coal Mine
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Ikeshimamachi
    The site of a former coal mine located in Ikeshima-machi, Nagasaki City. This mine on Ikeshima Island supported Japan's modernization via the coal industry for some 50 years until its closure in 2001, and the island was known as the last coal mine island in Kyushu. Today, the mine facilities are used as a tourism resource, and tours are held which allow participants to ride a mine car and view the mine's tunnels.
  • Shiine Stone Roof Warehouse
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    Nagasaki Pref. Tsushimashi Iduharamachishine
    "These warehouses are scattered along the Shiine River in Shiine, Izuhara-machi, Tsushima City. The raised-floor buildings covered with stone slabs are called ""huts"" and are unique to this area, built away from houses to store food to protect them from fire or other dangers. Although it is a prefecturally-designated tangible cultural property, no tours are available because it is privately owned."
  • Oniki Rice Terraces
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    Nagasaki Pref. Higashisonogigunhasamichou Onigigou
    These rice terraces are located in Onigigo, Hasami-cho, Higashisonogi County. The area is known as a scenic spot that has even been chosen as one of Japan's top 100 rice terraces, and stretches for tens of levels to the mountains. The Onigi Rice Terrace Festival is held in the autumn, and you can enjoy events such as the open-air agricultural market, soybean harvest festival and walking rallies, in addition to elaborate scarecrows.
  • Maple Tree Road in Shushi
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    Nagasaki Pref. Tsushimashi Kamitsushimamachishushi
    This approximately seven-kilometer area along the Shushi River and Prefectural Road 39 is located in Shushi, Kamitsushima-cho, Tsushima City. Known as a famous spot to see the best autumn leaves in Tsushima, the surrounding area is maintained as Shushi-chiku Forest Park. In the autumn, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river where there are red leaves and maple trees and evergreens are interwoven, and the Momiji Matsuri festival is held according to the season.
  • Shinwa no Izumi
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    Nagasaki Pref. Shimabarashi Sakuramachi
    This spring-fed area is located in Hori-machi, Shimabara City. Shimabara has long been known as a land rich with spring water, and there are over 50 spring-fed areas just within Shimabara City of the Shimabara Springs Group. At Shinwa no Izumi, both Shimabara spring water and Shimabara onsen spring up, and many people come to draw water to drink at home.
  • Tsutsuzaki
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    Nagasaki Pref. Tsushimashi Iduharamachitsutsu
    This cape in the southwest end of Tsushima is located at Mt. Ozaki, Tsutsu, Izuhara-machi, Tsushima City. Because there is a promenade, you can walk to the edge of the cape where you can see the Tsushima Strait to the east and the Korea Strait to the west, and admire magnificent views of the horizon and cliffs.
  • Nagasaki International Cruise Ship Terminal
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Matsugaemachi 7-16
    A terminal for large international cruise ships situated along Oura Kaigan-dori Street in Matsugae-cho, Nagasaki City. The terminal offers convenient access to such destinations as Glover Garden, Oura Church, and Oranda-zaka. When not in use by passenger ships, the facility's hall is used for events. The terminal also has a rooftop garden.
  • Taira Port Ferry Terminal
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    Nagasaki Pref. Unzenshi Kunimichouhijikuro Kou 2-28
    This is the terminal for the Ariake Ferry that goes the approximately 45-minute route from Hijikuroko, Kunimi-cho, Unzen City, Nagasaki Prefecture to Nagasu Town, Tamana County, Kumamoto Prefecture on the Ariake Sea. It has facilities including a boat-shaped hall, observation deck to see the Ariake Sea, souvenir shops, and a snack corner offering udon noodles.
  • Nagasaki Port Terminal
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Motofunamachi 17-3
    This terminal in Nagasaki Port is located in Motofuna-machi, Nagasaki City. It operates ferries to the Goto Islands, high-speed ships with access to the surrounding islands, and sightseeing boats such as the ''Gunkanjima Cruise,'' and serves as the gateway for residents of remote islands and tourists. There are restaurants and shops in the terminal building, and events such as flea markets are held in the adjoining ''Motofune Square'' (Okunchi Square).
  • Naru Senjojiki
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    Nagasaki Goto-shi Narumachi Tomari

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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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