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  • Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
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    4.5
    1946 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    This was quite sad to see all the damage done but the Japanese say how silly it was for their generals from an island country to attack the USA and Britain on the same day.

  • Glover Garden (Former Glover House)
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    4.0
    2016 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.

    I came during the winter and was still enjoyable. Beautiful gardens and historical attractions make this garden a good place for adults and kids. Free photo taking spot, and incredible scenery from...

  • Site of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan (Oura Cathedral)
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    944 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Minamiyamatemachi 5-3
    Japan’s oldest extant Christian structure, built in 1864. The church was built in dedication of 26 Japanese Christians who were executed in 1597 and faces Nishizaka, the area in Nagasaki where they were martyred. The location is also famous as the place where Hidden Christians professed their faith in 1865 while the religion was still banned in Japan. The church was designated a National Treasure in 1953. A five-minute walk from the O-Uratenshudoshita stop on the tramway.

    大浦天主堂, Oura Church is dedicated to the memory of the 26 Christians Saints who were martyred on Nishizaka hill in the city in 1597. For this reason, the church faces Nishizaka. It is still a working...

  • Shikairou
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    646 Reviews
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    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Matsugaemachi 4-5
    This Chinese restaurant is famous for inventing Nagasaki champon as well as sara udon, two distinct dishes involving noodles with various toppings. The restaurant’s signature creamy and flavorful soup broth is made by boiling two to three whole chickens as well as pork and chicken bones for three to four hours. The restaurant’s building is five stories tall. The fifth floor is the actual restaurant, offering customers a superb view. The second floor is a museum which presents the history of champon. The first floor is a shop.

    This is a tourist trap and we fell for it as we were staying in the Crowne Plaza opposite. OK the view from the restaurant was great, once we had queued, been given a table and then moved to get the...

  • Yoshimune Japanese Restaurant
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    495 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Hamamachi 8-9
    This is a traditional Japanese restaurant opened since 1866. Chawanmushi (a savory egg custard) which is a signature dish from the time of the restaurant founding, is a filling dish made in large dishes full of many ingredients. It goes well with slightly sweet steamed sushi and special Battera pressed sushi. It is a large-scale restaurant with many seats, and on the second floor there is on-the-floor seating as well as tables and chairs. It is a four-minute walk from the “Kankodori” tram stop.

    Very distinctive Nagasaki cuisine. Their signature dishes are some set trays with their Chawanmushi -- a custard (not at all sweet) that contains a mix of seafood.

  • Urakami Cathedral
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    385 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.

    Only 500 yards from ground zero, this church was almost obliterated by the bomb in 1945. Only a corner was left standing, which was moved to the Ground Zero Park. Rebuilt now, its something of a...

  • Fukusaya Main Store
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    4.5
    212 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Funadaikumachi 3-1
    This is a Castella shop of long standing which was established in 1624. This Castella is characterized by its fluffy texture and the dough is made with carefully selected raw materials without using additives. The contrast with the texture of the granulated sugar laid on the bottom is also unique to the Fukusaya store. The current head office in Funadaiku Town was built in the early Meiji period. The charming store’s appearance also merits a visit. The nearest station is Shiambashi, a tram station.

    Of all the castella in Japan, Fukusayas castella, ranks top 1 on my list. But if you love chocolate+walnuts+raisins in a moisty, soft, fragrant cake, then the Hollander Cake is a must. When I went...

  • Nagasaki Dejima Wharf
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    4.0
    242 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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."

    Happy hour during this time, so great to enjoy cheap eats and drinks while taking in the view of the passer-bys and the ships.

  • Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture
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    4.5
    179 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

  • Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum
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    4.5
    174 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    This was enlightening and educational on what happened when Christianity was banned from Japan. To maximize your experience, i recommend watching the movie Silence before hand to grasp an insight...

  • Nagasaki Confucian Shrine and Historical Museum of China
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    191 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

  • Nagasaki Seaside Park
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    155 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    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.

    Nice park. Relaxing. Not much to do, but to relax and people watch. Do not come here for cherry blossoms. There are none.

  • Tsuru-chan
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    3.5
    170 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Aburayamachi 2-47
    This established Nagasaki cafe first opened in 1925. They are known to be a popular place to get Nagasaki specialty Toruko Rice and offer 10 different varieties of dishes with Toruko Rice. They also offer their Original Nagasaki Milkshake topped with a cherry whose mild sweetness pairs perfectly with their Toruko Rice. The cafe is a four-minute walk from the Shiambashi station on the Nagasaki Streetcar.

    教皇ミサの後、夕食で思案橋近くのツル茶んでトルコライスを食べました。出てきたときは食べれるか不安でしたが、カツの上のカレーと少し酸味のあるナポリタンで食べれちゃいました!是非食べてみ下さい。ミルクセーキもミント味で美味しい! I went Tsuru Chan after Papa Misa. It sit near the Shianbashi stop of tram. Just the...

  • Sofukuji Temple
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    4.0
    144 Reviews
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    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.

    This is not a Japanese Temple but is Chinese and dates back to the Ming Dynasty and 1629. This temple came about because of Chinese traders arriving into Japan. Some of the later buildings such as...

  • Kofukuji Temple
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    85 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    The origins of this temple date back to 1620 when Chinese merchants arrived in Nagasaki and needed a shrine to pray for safety. The original Main Hall was built in 1632 but was destroyed by fire and...

  • Bunmeido Sohonten
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    114 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Edomachi 1-1
    A venerable castella cake shop founded in 1900. Using such exclusive ingredients as Nanban eggs, laid by hens fed on natural fodder and herbs, and select rice syrup, the shop’s uniquely prepared castella cakes have an elegant flavor. The main shop’s small indoor garden space is also a must-see. Just around one tatami mat in size, the contents of the garden change monthly, reflecting the four seasons of Miyazaki. A one-minute walk from Nagasaki Electric Tramway Ohato Station.

    Love the castella cake. Light and spongy. There were different flavours to choose from, e.g. chocolate, matcha, honey. We brought some home to give away to friends and family as souvenirs and they...

  • Nabekanmuriyama Park Observatory
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    4.5
    97 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Izumo 2-144-1
    "An observatory located in Mt. Nabekanmuri Park in Izumo, Nagasaki City. Visitors can get a sweeping view of Nagasaki Port; Nagasaki City; and Gunkanjima (Hashima Island) and the Former Glover Residence, cultural assets included in the ""Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution"" World Heritage listing. The observatory is also a popular destination from which to enjoy a view of Nagasaki at night selected from inclusion on World's New Top 3 Night Views."

    Great views at night and during the day. As long as you dont mind walking up the hill to reach the observation deck, I highly recommend visiting. Or, just rent a car for a day.

  • Syououken
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    4.5
    95 Reviews
    Shopping
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Uonomachi 3-19
    Founded in 1681, this venerable shop dedicated to castella, a Nagasaki specialty, located in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture. Using no mechanization of any kind, one master is in charge of each of the shop’s 12 ovens, keeping the tradition alive of doing everything, from preparing the dough to the baking, by hand. Made with just eggs, flour, sugar, and starch syrup, the shop’s simple and delicate castella are so popular they have become a staple Nagasaki souvenir. Visitors can enjoy the shop’s vaunted castella as well as Western sweets in a retro atmosphere in the café on the second floor.

    fukusaya are the best two castellas in my humble opinion. lots of flavors and creative choices to fill your tummy up with.

  • Nagasaki Port Seafood Market
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    4.0
    102 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Dejimamachi 1-1 Nagasaki dejima wharf 1F
    This seafood restaurant inside the commercial complex Nagasaki Dejima Wharf is located in Dejima-machi, Nagasaki City. It offers various kinds of seafood rice bowls, sashimi, sushi, set meals and a la carte dishes using seasonal local Nagasaki fish swimming in the live tanks in the store, and tuna directly delivered from the Tsukiji fish market. You can also enjoy night views of Nagasaki from the terrace seating facing Nagasaki Port.

    大波止から海の方へ橋渡ってすぐのお店。海鮮がいろいろ楽しめる。地ば丼を食べました。エビはイマイチだったけど、魚は美味しい。中華に飽きたらここで食べたらいいと思います。 I ate the fresh fishes ball near the Oh-hato. This restraint sit near the Nagasaki bay. Price is readable and you...

  • Kairakuen
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    99 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi Shinchimachi 10-16
    This Chinese restaurant is located close to the north gate of Nagasaki's Chinatown in Shinchi-machi, Nagasaki City. The restaurant offers over 100 individual dishes, including famous Nagasaki chanpon noodles; sara udon noodles; and Dongpo pork, the most popular dish on the menu. The restaurant also offers lunchtime sets (excluding Sundays and holidays) and family set meals for parties of two to four people. The restaurant also has a private dining area capable of seating up to100 and can be used by large groups.

    We were put off the first time we visited as there were six parties booked in front of us but we went back another evening and added our names to the list. We waited less than ten minutes. They would...

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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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