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  • Unzen-Amakusa National Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki prefecture, Kumamoto prefecture, Kagoshima prefecture
    It is one of the first National parks in Japan consisting of a volcano group that has more than 20 mountains such as Mt. Fugen, and Mt. Myokendake centering on Mt. Unzen, and the sea region of Amakusa which has been authorized as a geopark. The magnificent volcanic landscape of Mt. Unzen and the sight of the Amakusa islands are worth a visit. There are several visitor centers, museums and campgrounds in the area, and it is popular as a base for sightseeing, climbing and a nature experience. The “Information Center of Unzen Mountain” in the Unzen hot spring town offers multilingual brochures.
  • Shimabara Shoronagashi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimabara City, Nagasaki Prefecture
    This traditional event is held every August 15 in Shimabara City. After straw boats decorated with kiriko lanterns are carried from the house of the recently deceased, parade through the city, then they are set afloat to the Ariake Sea. Boasting a more than 300-year history, you can see fantastic scenes where lit straw boats flow into the Ariake Sea at night.
  • Unzen Toy Museum
    17 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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...

  • Hyakkadai Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Pref. Unzenshi Kunimichoutaira Bo 1448-46
    "This park is located along National Route 389 in Tairabo, Kunimi-cho, Unzen City. There are sports facilities such as a tennis court, soccer field and softball court, the park's symbol ""Kodomo no Toride,"" large play equipment and multiple plazas. In addition, there is a barbecue plaza in the park, and you can also rent equipment."
  • Shimabara Cultural Hall
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Pref. Shimabarashi Jounai 1-1177-2
    This cultural hall inside the Shimabara Castle ruins is located in Jonai, Shimabara City. It has an approximately 1,200 seat large hall, a medium hall, small hall, exhibition room, conference room and Japanese-style room. It is used for various events such as concerts, plays, lectures and exhibitions.
  • Unzen City Marine Park (Ground)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Pref. Unzenshi Obamachoukitahonmachi 9071-60 ground point
    This rest area with outdoor stages and a field is located on the coast of Tachibana Bay. It is a park filled with various events such as fireworks displays, but you can spend time in thought there fishing and walks on the dike as a quiet place of rest. The 105-foot footbath Hotto Futto 105 has a wide bath area, walking foot bath and pet foot bath, in addition to steamers using steaming baskets that you can borrow and use to enjoy eating and steaming foods as much as you like. It is a great place to see the setting sun that sinks into Tachibana Bay, and the contrast between the sky and the sea dyed in madder red is exquisite.
  • Unzen Vidro Museum
    26 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    雲仙は洋館風の建物がいくつもありますが、この雲仙ビードロ美術館もそのうちの一つ。美術館とありますが、そんなにかしこまったものではなく売店の2階に有料の展示があるという感じです。 2階の展示は広さがそれなりにあるので意外と充実しています。ビードロと名は付いていますが長崎産のものは少なく、古今東西のガラス細工が色々と並んでいます。いずれにせよ好きな人なら楽しめると思います。1階はショップです。ガラス細...

  • Funato Market Tottotto
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Shimabara Minatoshinchimachi 451
    A tourism complex located in Minatoshinchi-machi, Shimabara City. The Tottotto Shokudo restaurant operates out of a remodeled storehouse which was used by the lord of the domain in the Edo period and serves seafood rice bowls, sashimi meals, stewed fish set meals, and other dishes made with seafood from the Ariake Sea. The Tottotto Ichiba market sells fresh, live seafood and drive fish. There’s also an oyster grilling hut and fishing ground.
  • Eikunikurabu Gillys
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Pref. Shimabarashi Takajima 1-402-1-2F
  • Dosekiryuhisaikaokuhozon Park
    49 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Pref. Minamishimabarashi Fukaechou Tei 6077

    We walked to this site after visiting the Unzen Disaster Memorial Hall. It was approximately a 15 minute walk, and there were not much other options as the Memorial Hall is not on a bus route and...

  • Nishinozomu Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Pref. Minamishimabarashi Minamiarimachou Hei 393
  • Yamamoto Art Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Unzen-shi Ainomachi Otsu 5886-1
  • Onokibakanshisho
    4 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Pref. Minamishimabarashi Fukaechou Bo 2100-1


  • Heisei Shinzan Nature Center
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Shimabara Minamisenbongimachi Ko 2683


  • Kyuonokiba Elementary School Hisaikosha
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Pref. Minamishimabarashi Fukaechou
  • Fukae Sakura Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Minamishimabara-shi Fukaecho Tei
  • Matuokankorien
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Pref. Minamishimabarashi Ariechou Onoue 4031
  • Eco park Rontokorohara
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Pref. Minamishimabarashi Kitarimachou Hei 4731-2
  • Maehama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Minamishimabara-shi
  • Shirahama Beach
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Nagasaki Minamishimabara-shi Kuchinotsucho Shirahama

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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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