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Nagasaki

The largest city and capital of Nagasaki Prefecture located on Kyushu Island.

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki City is the largest city and capital of Nagasaki Prefecture located on the island of Kyushu. This once small fishing village was heavily influence by foreign culture and religion and acted as the window to the rest of the world. During a period of complete isolation in Japan, Nagasaki acted as one of the ports that were excluded to this restriction. Many of the popular tourist locations offer more than just Japanese culture and atmosphere, with many locals saying it feels like traveling abroad, rather than another prefecture in Japan. Another event that gave fame to Nagasaki during World War 2 was none other than the atomic bombings. As an active military naval base for the Imperial Japanese Navy and the center of shipbuilding for the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries during the Meiji Restoration, on August 9, 1945, Japan was the first country in the world to receive the second highest technological advancement weaponry in military history. The destructive power of the bomb still impact many of us today, with parks and locations dedicated towards those who passed away from this tragic incident. The Nagasaki Peace Park is a mixture of a museum, a giant memorial as well as the original location that took the impact of the bomb. Visitors today can learn about the atomic bomb and witness some of the objects destroyed during that time.

Visitors can stroll along one of the largest China Towns in Japan, which was established in the 17th century by local Chinese residents living at Nagasaki. A special mixture between the two cultures gives birth to a unique area offering special Chinese cuisines for travelers to experience. While at Kofukuji Temple, visitors can tour the oldest Chinese temple built by Chinese merchants, a cocktail of Ming Architecture with Japanese style traits.

Things To Do in Nagasaki

photo of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

A museum which houses everything related to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

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Nagasaki Kunchi

A 400 year old festival heavily influenced with Dutch, Chinese and Portugal cultures.

photo of Sofukuji Temple

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Sofukuji Temple

A Zen Buddhism Temple constructed with Ming dynasty style architecture located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.

photo of Mount Inasa

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Mount Inasa

One of the top three locations providing the best night views of Japan.

photo of Nagasaki Peace Park

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Nagasaki Peace Park

A monument located near the hypocenter of the atomic bomb in Nagasaki Prefecture dedicated to peace.

photo of Glover Garden

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Glover Garden

An open air museum of the former Scottish merchant Thomas Blake Glover with the oldest Western-style home in Japan.

photo of Oura Catholic Church

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Oura Catholic Church

The oldest Western Church in Japan designated as a National Treasure and honors the Twenty-Six Martyrs of Japan.

photo of Dejima

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Dejima

A man-made island located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan used to segregate the Portuguese residents from mainland Japan.

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Gunkanjima

An abandoned island which was once the highest populated areas in Japan with a large coal mining facility designated as an UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015.

photo of Nagasaki Confucius Shrine

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Nagasaki Confucius Shrine

The most famous Confucius Shrine located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan constructed by the Chinese residents of the area.

photo of Nagasaki Chinatown

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Nagasaki Chinatown

The oldest Chinatown in Japan also known as Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown.