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The Traveler’s Guide to the Nagasaki Area: 2020 Edition



22. February. 2020

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Nagasaki was once the only port in Japan open to the West during the Edo period. The city has a deep history, from the tragic events surrounding Christianity to the devastating impact of the atomic bomb during World War II.

But Nagasaki is more than just the sum of its histories. In the summer, there are gorgeous oceans and islands to explore, plus a tranquil atmosphere reminiscent of ancient Japan. This guide will take you through Nagasaki’s numerous World Heritage Sites and must-see places.

The Traveler’s Guide to the Nagasaki Area: 2020 Edition


  • Getting to Nagasaki
  • Nagasaki Peace Park and Atomic Bomb Museum
  • Urakami Cathedral
  • Gunkanjima Cruise
  • Dejima
  • Nagasaki Lantern Festival at Confucius Shrine and Chinatown
  • Mount Inasa
  • Glover Garden and Dutch Slope
  • Ikeshima
  • Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium
  • Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo
  • Gotō Islands
  • Unzen Jigoku
  • Kujūku Islands in Sasebo
  • Hasami in Higashisonogi
  • Iki Island
  • Nagasaki Local Delicacies
  • Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

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