Spots in Nagasaki Area

  • 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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    4.0
    396 Reviews
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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.

  • Nagasaki Dejima Wharf
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    4.0
    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 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 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...

  • Nagasaki Kameyama Shachu Memorial Museum
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    3.5
    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...

  • 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 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...

  • Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum
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    4.5
    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...

  • Sofukuji Temple
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    4.0
    154 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

  • Mirai Nagasaki Cocowalk
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    4.0
    53 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

  • Kofukuji Temple
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    4.0
    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!

  • Glover Garden (Former Glover House)
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    3.5
    20 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    広いグラバー園の一番奥、つまり一番南側の端に建っていたのが、こちらの旧スチイル記念学校です。 明治20年に、東山手に建てられたミッション系の学校だったそうです。白い木製の外壁を持つ、総2階建ての建物で、建物の中央の3階部分は鐘楼になっていました。

  • Roadside Station Yuhigaoka Sotome
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    4.0
    54 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Higashishitsumachi 149-2
    "This roadside station is located in Higashishitsu-machi, Nagasaki City. Besides selling specialty products such as local agricultural and marine products and ""de Rotz-sama Somen,"" the restaurant offers a lunch buffet with home-made dishes using local ingredients, and set meals and a la carte dishes at night. You can take in what is said to be the most beautiful sunset in Nagasaki from the location where you can see Sumonada sea and the Goto Islands during fine weather. In addition, it is adjacent to the Endo Shusaku Literature Museum."

    This is the place to buy some local produce and enjoy the amazing view. Dont forget to try ice cream cone at the mini ice cream shop. Their soft serve vanilla ice cream is delicious!

  • Endo Shusaku Literature Museum
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    4.5
    74 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Higashishitsumachi 77
    "This literature museum is located in Higashishitsu-machi, Nagasaki City. It opened in the Sotome area, which also served as the stage for the novel ""Silence,"" for the purpose of exhibiting and researching approximately 30,000 items such as manuscripts and collections donated by Shusaku Endo's family. Besides the permanent exhibits, it also has displays related to Shusaku Endo with themes that change every two years. In addition, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the sea of Sumonada sea from the grounds."

    The Shusaku Endo literature museum was established in May 2000, with the cooperation of his widow and family, under one premise, that it in built and commands a view of the calm Goto-Nada Sea. The...

  • Yataro & Yataro Minamikan
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    3.0
    130 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Kazagashiramachi 2-1
    This hotel is located in Kazagashira-machi, Nagasaki City. By soaking in the stone observation baths or ceramic artificial hot spring open-air bath, you can enjoy the beneficial effects on fatigue recovery, stress relief, appetite promotion, beauty and health improvements, and antibacterial and purification effects from infrared rays while watching the night view of Nagasaki. In addition, you can see the townscape of Nagasaki City from the top floor of the restaurant (by reservation only) or the bar.

    The hotel is located on a hill high above Nagasaki. Consequently there are great views of the city from the hotel, but getting there from the train station is strictly by hotel shuttle bus (has to be...

  • Shitsu Church
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    4.5
    63 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Nishishitsumachi 2633
    "This church is included in the ""Shitsu Village of Sotome"" collection of cultural assets included under the ""Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region"" World Heritage listing. The church was completed in 1879 and was constructed by father Marc Marie de Rotz, who visited Shitsu in 1879, and local believers. The church is notable for its white plaster walls and its low roof, a design choice made due to the area's strong winds. Visitors interested in viewing the church must make contact in advance."

    There is a good castella shop on the approach to this church. Other than that, not all too much to see here. To the learned visiter of course there is a lot more to it as this church represents the...

  • Nagai Takashi Memorial Museum Nyokodo
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    4.5
    72 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Uenomachi 22-6
    This museum commemorates Dr. Takashi Nagai, who contributed to the rebuilding of Nagasaki and advocated eternal peace through brotherly love after losing his wife and suffering illness due to the atomic bombing. The Nyoko-do is a small house that was built by Urakami Catholics and served as the doctor’s sickroom and writing room before his death. The memorial hall displays writings and other articles that belonged to the doctor as well as a rosary used by his wife that was burned in the explosion.

    Nyokodo is an amazing place that details and presents the life of a man who dedicated himself to science and in a matter of fact, humanity. In June 1945 (approx 2 months before the atomic explosion...

  • Former Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Nagasaki Branch Museum
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    4.0
    78 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Matsugaemachi 4-27
    Completed in 1904, the building is the only existing monument designed by Kikutaro Shimoda (1866-1931), a genius of the architectural world in from the Meiji through early-Showa period and has become a nationally-designated Important Cultural Property. One of the largest Western-style buildings in Nagasaki City, it has a design that emphasizes its front facing the sea, such as with the arcade of continuous arches on the first floor, architectural style called order using the large round Corinthian columns passing through the second and third floors, and a triangle gable above it all. The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Nagasaki Branch was the only foreign bank to the west of Kobe at the time, and it was a special exchange bank whose main business was trading of foreign currencies in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong and foreign exchange for clients such as foreign residents, particularly traders. Attached to the Nagasaki Museum of Modern-Era Exchange, Sun Yat-sen & Umeya Shokichi, it introduces the history of Nagasaki that served as an international trade port and the friendship that transcended national borders between Sun Yat-sen, father of the Chinese revolution, and Shokichi Umeya, the Nagasaki entrepreneur who supported the revolution. In addition, there is also an experience corner where you can have fun learning.

    A great architectural building that shows the grandeur of former years of the area and of banking as a whole and it deserves to be preserved as it has. Now a museum this stands out against the...

  • Nagasaki Peace Park (Ground zero Area / Peace Statue Area)
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Matsuyamamachi
    The atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki City on August 9, 1945. The Peace Park is located on a small hill in the north of the area on which the bomb was dropped and was created with the vow to prevent the recurrence of war and the hope of world peace. The bronze Peace Statue, 9.7 meters tall and weighing 30 tons, stands in the park. The statue’s right hand point towards the heavens represents the threat of atomic bombing; the left hand held out level represents peace; the closed eyes represent a prayer for the happiness in the next world of the victims of the bombing. The Peace Fountain is located in front of the statue and is inscribed with a quote by a young girl who wondered the town in search of water after the bombing – “I was so thirsty I could not stand it / Something like oil covered the entire surface of the water / But I wanted to drink so bad / Finally, I drank it, oil and all.”

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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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