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Nagasaki (長崎)

 

Nagasaki became a center of Dutch, Portuguese and other European 

influences in the 16th century and flourished as a trading port & center

of Christian missionary activities.

The detonation for an atomic bomb over Nagasaki during the Second World
War is a dark page in the cities turbulent history. 
Now, however the city has become a center of peace, blessed with beautiful
natural scenery and eclectic mix of historical sites and architecture. 
In fact, many churches and Christian sites have been proposed for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

 

Where to visit


Glover Garden

The garden is one of Nagasaki’s popular tourist attractions and 
takes its name from Thomas Glover, his arms-importing 
operations played an important part in the Meiji Restoration, 
he built the first train line in Japan and he even helped 
establish the first modern Mitsubishi ship yard.   more

 

Nagasaki Peace Park

The Park was established in 1955 near the Ground Zero of the 
Atomic Bomb explosion. Every year, on August 9, the 
anniversary of the atomic bombing, a Peace Memorial  
Ceremony is held in front of the statue and the Mayor of 
Nagasaki delivers a peace declaration to the World. more

 

Oura Cathedral 

The Cathedral, one of the famous landmarks in Nagasaki City, 
was built in 1865 under the supervision of the French priest 
Bernard Petitjean.
It was designated as a National Treasure in 1933 for its value 
as Japan’s oldest Gothic-style cathedral.  more

 

Dejima

The area was a fan-shaped artificial island in the bay of 
Nagasaki that was a Dutch trading post as Japan’s only 
open gateway to Europe during Japan’s self-imposed 
isolation of Edo period from 1641 until 1853.  more


 

China town

One of big three china town in Japan along with Yokohana 
and Kobe.
There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese 
sundries shops in there.  more


 

Martyrdom of the 26 Saints

Nishizaka Hill in Nagasaki reminds us of the Martyrdom of 
26 Japanese Saints.

In 1862, the 26 Japanese martyrs were canonized by Pope 
Pius IX.  I
n 1956, the place of their martyrdom was designated 
as a Historical Place by Nagasaki Prefecture. more

 

Suwa Shrine

The shrine was founded in the wake of ban of Christianity in 
the early 17th century, and during the Edo Period it soon grew 
into a spiritual and cultural hub for the citizens of Nagasaki.
Kunchi festival is held from October 7 to 9 every year and is 
considered one of the three major festivals of Japan.  more 

 

Confucius Shrine

It is said to be the world’s only Confucian shrine built outside China by

Chinese hands. First built in 1893 by Chinese residents of Nagasaki with the

support of the Ch’ing Dynasty government, the shrine was designed to serve

as a place of worship and learning for the Chinese community.  more 


Ground Zero
Where, the plutonium
atomic bomb 
exploded. more

Sofukuji Temple
Chinese temples 
based on the style &
design home provinces

more


KofukujiTemple 
Founded by 
Non-Christian Chinese
merchants began. more
Hollander Slope
A former regidential 
area for European
peaple.  more

 

Annual events & Festivals

 

Nagasaki Lantern Festival 

An annual festival in Nagasaki held on Chinese new year.
The festival has been started to celebrate a new year by 
Chinese who lived in Nagasaki, and it became the Nagasaki’s 
festival since 1994. More than 10 thousand lanterns are 
decorated at China town during the festival.  more

 

Nagasaki Kunchi 

It is one of big-three festival in Japan, held on October 7 to 9 
at Suwa Shrine. The festival features Chinese dance including 
Ja-odori, this time dancing all around the city but especially at 
Suwa Shrine. The whole of Nagasaki Kunchi dance was 
designated on Important Intangible Cultural Asset.  more

 

 

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