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Historical Landscapes in Nagasaki

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  • Shimabara Castle
    295 Reviews
    Historical Monument
    Nagasaki Pref. Shimabarashi Jounai 1-1183-1

    Visited Shimabara Castle built during Edo period located neat a samurai district in Shimabara. We walked around the castle grounds but did not enter the castle. Took nice pictures of castle, garden...

  • Spectacles Bridge (Megane-bashi)
    Historical Monument
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Uonomachi
  • Hirado Castle
    160 Reviews
    Historical Monument
    Nagasaki Pref. Hiradoshi Iwanouechou 1458

    Hirado Island is what I class as traditional Japan. Everything seems to be at a slower pace (which is a good thing) Hirado Castle is a prominent landmark in the area. We got some lovely photographs...

  • Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Shinchimachi
  • Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum
    174 Reviews
    Other Historic Site/Building
    Nagasaki Pref. Nagasakishi Nishizakamachi 7-8

    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 Areas


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.

Nagasaki Photo Album