Nagasaki (長崎) is a port city on the western side of Kyushu that has played a hugely important role in many different aspects of Japan’s history. It was the first dedicated port of trade with the West, the place at which Christianity began to take root in the country, and Japan’s only sanctioned port of trade with the Dutch during its 250-year period of isolation. Outside of Japan, however, Nagasaki is perhaps most well known as the city, along with Hiroshima, on which the US dropped an atomic bomb during World War II.

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Key Attractions

Dejima Island

Dejima (出島, “Exit Island”) is a small island in the port of Nagasaki which served as a Dutch…
8:00-18:00 but extended to 19:00 during certain periods of the year
¥510 for adults with discounts for students and children

Glover Garden

Garden in Nagasaki housing the former home of Thomas Glover
Open 8am to 6pm (until 8pm or 9:30pm during the summer and other periods)
610 yen for adults with discounts for children

Meganebashi Bridge

Meganebashi (眼鏡橋), sometimes known as “Spectacles Bridge”, gets this name from the distinctive double arches that, when reflected…

Mount Inasa Observation Deck

Observation deck on Mount Inasa that provides one of Japan’s best night views

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Museum in commemoration of those that died in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki
8:30 to 17:30 (last admission at 17:00). Opening hours are extended to 18:30 (last admission at 18:00) from May to August
200 yen

Nagasaki Peace Park

A park in Nagasaki built in remembrance of the victims of the atomic bomb dropped on the city…
Open 24/7

Hashima Island ("Battleship Island")

Hashima Island (端島) is an abandoned island and former coal mine located about 15 kilometers from Nagasaki. It…

Dutch Slope

Stone-paved path leading to an area of Nagasaki where many foreigners lived from the latter half of the…

Oura Catholic Church

Oura Church (大浦天主堂, Ōura Tenshudō) is the oldest church in Japan. It was built in 1864 in memory of…
8:00-18:00
¥600
Events & Festivals in the Area

Nagasaki Peiron Championship

Jul 30Jul 31
The Nagasaki Peiron Championship (長崎ペーロン選手権大会) is thought to have been started in 1655 by the Chinese community in…

Nagasaki Spirit Boat Procession

Aug 15 / 5:00 PM10:00 PM
Bon Festival celebrations welcoming back ancestors from the spirit world

Nagasaki Kunchi Festival

Oct 7Oct 9
Nagasaki’s oldest festival is registered as an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Late 〜 Late Feb 2023
Started by the Chinese community in Nagasaki to celebrate the Chinese New Year, this festival of lights has…

Nagasaki Tall Ships Festival

Mid Apr 2023
The Nagasaki Tall Ships Festival (長崎帆船まつり, Nagasaki Hansen Matsuri) is one of a kind in Japan. It was…
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