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Nagasaki-prefecture travel guide

  • Nagasaki travel guide

Nagasaki-prefecture is located north-west side of Kyushu and borders Saga-prefecture on the

east, and is otherwise surrounded by Seas. It also includes a large number of islands such as

Tsushima and Iki. Most of the prefecture is near the coast and there are a number of ports such

as Nagasakicity and a United States Navy base at Sasebocity. The capital of Nagasaki

prefecture is Nagasakicity .

 

 

 Location of Nagasaki-prefecture

   

 


 

Where to exprore

 

Nagasaki-city

One of Must visit destination in KyushuThe city have many oversea countries cultures and

the significant Japanese histories like no other areas.  In addition to above features, the

geographical conditions are creating fascinating tourism and now many tourists are visiting here.

Historical features; the following had exprienced in Nagasaki.

 Natioanl isolation in Japan, Hidden Christian, Japan’s Industry modernization and Atomic bomb


 

Shimabara

Region spread in the foot of gentle mount Unzen and facing to calm sea Shimabara is consist of

two cities on Shimabara peninsula, Shimabara-city west side of peninsula and Minami-Shmabara

city south-west side of peninsula. The region offers various enjoyable things such as Nature, Onsen,

Castle town of Shimabara-city, UNESCO World Heritage of Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region


 

Unzen

Unzen is a gentle Onsen resort situated in the Unzen National Park. Located in the centre of

Shimabara peninsua, at the southwest part of Mount Unzen with an altitude of 700m. It is started

receiving foreign tourists around the year 1900 when Kaempfer and Siebold introduced the city

to Europe and China. The area was the first area to be designated as a National Park in Japan. 


 

Obama Onsen

Onsen Resort facing to Tachibana bay. Located at western foot of Mount Unzen, and consist of

Shimabara peninsula Onsen Resort along with Unzen Onsen Resort and Shimabara Onsen Resort.  

About 30 Hotels and Japanese style accommodation are standing along the Tachibana bay and

there are 3 public baths where visitor can use.


 

Sasebo

The 2nd largest city in Nagasaki-prefecture next to Nagasaki-city. The city includes a part of

Saikai National Park. Located in the southern part of the city is the Dutch-styled theme park

Huis Ten Bosch.


 

Huis Ten Bosch

Huis Ten Bosch is a theme park in Sasebo, which recreates the Netherlands by displaying

life-sized copies of old Dutch buildings. The name Huis Ten Bosch translates into English as

“House in the Woods/bush”.  It is named after Huis ten Bosch in The Hague, one of the three

official residences of the Dutch Royal Family.


 

Hirado

Hirado off the North West coast of Nagasaki-prefecture is a beautiful and historic location full

of interesting museums, Christian churches, white sandy beaches and an imposing castle.

Portuguese ships first landed in Hirado’s superb natural harbor in 1549 and St. Francis Xavier

is known to have visited in 1550. In the 1580s, the Portuguese established a trading station,

followed soon by the Dutch and the British.


 

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Matsura Historical Museum

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The museum stores and displays the historical collection of the Matsura family who ruled

over the northern area of Nagasaki prefecture since the 13th century.

 

 

The museum is housed in the former private residence of the Matsura family, the grand

Tsurugamine Mansion, built in 1893. Hirado has a long history of overseas exchange due

to its geographical location.


 

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St. Francis Xavier Memorial Church

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This church is a catholic church in Hirado, Nagasaki. Hirado is a place where Francis

Xavier visited 3 times in Japan to spread Christianity, and even during the Kinkyo

Ordinance of the Edo Period that prohibited religions, Christianity was very widespread.

For that reason when the ordinance was lifted this church was constructed, and the image

of Francis Xavier was put on the side.

 Francis Xavier visited here

  Catholic church in Hirado

  St. Francis Xavier statue


 

One of the sites of the town is “the view of temples and church” which can be had halfway up

the lane leading up the hill. The church was originally built on a different site in 1913, but was

reconstructed at its present location in 1931.

 


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Yamada Church

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After the discovery of the numerous hidden Christians in Ikitsuki Island in 1865, they began

to work on recovering their Catholic faith although they were not too successful at first.

Then in 1878, a priest named Fr. Pelu came to Hirado and baptized many people who are

said to be the ancestors of the churchgoers of Yamada Church today.


 

The butterfly-wing decorations adorning the wall surface of the church interior was personally

made and painted on by the priest at the time, and the mosaic-like paintings are made from

actually, ground butterfly wings. These are considered as one of the church’s “seven sacraments.”

In 1981, St. Thomas Nishi along with 15 other martyrs were beatified in the Philippines. St.Thomas

was later canonized and a statue of him was built in commemoration of his canonization, in a

garden in Ikitsuki.

 

 

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Hirado travel guide

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Hirado off the North West coast of Nagasaki-prefecture is a beautiful and historic location

full of interesting museums, Christian churches, white sandy beaches and an imposing

castle. Portuguese ships first landed in Hirado’s superb natural harbor in 1549 and

St. Francis Xavier is known to have visited in 1550. In the 1580s, the Portuguese established

a trading station, followed soon by the Dutch and the British. The island had been an

important port for trade with Korea and China since earlier times, with the rights to foreign

trade held by the local Matsuura clan. William Adams was instrumental in establishing the

British trading post and he is buried on the island. The British stayed only ten years before

leaving after bitter feuding with the Dutch, who were moved to Dejima in Nagasaki by the

Japanese authorities in 1641.


 

Where to explore

 

Hirado Castle

Stands on a hill guarding Hirado Port and the Hirado Strait, which used to be part of an important

trade route between Japan and the Asian mainland. The original fortress was built in 1599 by the

local Matsura Lord; however, he destroyed the structure after fighting the Tokugawa on the losing

side of the Battle of Sekigahara as a gesture of loyalty to the victor. The Matsura Clan continued

ruling Hirado for the next two and a half centuries.


 

Dutch Trading Post

Set up in Hirado in 1609 as the base of operations of the Dutch East India Company in Japan.

The building seen today is a warehouse which was originally constructed here in 1639 as part of the

trading post, but torn down just three years later after the Dutch had been relocated to Dejima Island

in the port of Nagasaki.


 

Nakae no Shima / UNESCO World Heritage

Located two kilometers off the coast of Hirado Island, Nakae no Shima is a small, uninhabited island

where religious leaders were executed during the persecution of Christians. The island is considered

sacred, and water collected there is used for baptism.


 

Kasuga Village / UNESCO World Heritage

This idyllic, remote village was refuge to a small community of Hidden Christians who practiced here

for centuries, far from the prying eyes of the government. After the ban on Christianity was lifted, the

local villagers decided to continue practicing their own unique brand of the religion rather than rejoin

the Catholic Church. As a result, churches were not erected in the village, and the religion remains

outwardly invisible.


 

St Francis Xavier Memorial Church

This church is a catholic church in Hirado, Nagasaki. Hirado is a place where Francis Xavier visited

3 times in Japan to spread Christianity, and even during the Kinkyo Ordinance of the Edo Period

that prohibited religions, Christianity was very widespread. For that reason when the ordinance was

lifted this church was constructed, and the image of Francis Xavier was put on the side.


 

Tabira Church

The church was designed by Tetsukawa Yosuke, a famous architect of various churches in

Nagasaki-prefecture, and built between December 1915 and October 1917. It is one of the latest

brick churches in the prefecture of Nagasaki. Tetsukawa Yosuke has called this one of his best works.


 

Matsura Historical Museum

The museum stores and displays the historical collection of the Matsura family who ruled over the

northern area of Nagasaki prefecture since the 13th century. The museum is housed in the former

private residence of the Matsura family, the grand Tsurugamine Mansion, built in 1893. Hirado has a

long history of overseas exchange due to its geographical location.


 

Yamada Church

After the discovery of the numerous hidden Christians in Ikitsuki Island in 1865, they began

to work on recovering their Catholic faith although they were not too successful at first.

Then in 1878, a priest named Fr. Pelu came to Hirado and baptized many people who are

said to be the ancestors of the churchgoers of Yamada Church today.

 


 

General information  

Address City hall : 1508-3 Iwanoue-cyo, Hirado-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

1 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Sasebo-city

2 hour and 15 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Population 30,100   Population density 128

 

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.     

Tailor-made tour      Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

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Dutch Trading Post

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Set up in Hirado in 1609 as the base of operations of the Dutch East India Company in Japan.

The building seen today is a warehouse which was originally constructed here in 1639 as part

of the trading post, but torn down just three years later after the Dutch had been relocated to

Dejima Island in the port of Nagasaki.


 

The warehouse was reconstructed in 2011. It was built as close to the original design as possible

and exhibits the facility’s original Dutch architecture of interlocking stone blocks supported by large,

exposed wooden beams. The structure is capped by a Japanese-style tile roof, just like the original.


 

General information  

Address 2477 Okubo, Hirado-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

5 minutes walk from Hirado bus terminal

Open hours 8:30 to 17:30
Admission fee JPY 300
Days closed the third Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of June

 

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Nakae no Shima / Christian Pilgrimage site

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Nakae no Shima is a Christian Pilgrimage site and is the UNESCO World Heritage site of

Hidden Chriatian Sites in the Nagasaki Region. Located two kilometers off the coast of

Hirado Island, Nakae no Shima is a small, uninhabited island where religious leaders

were executed during the persecution of Christians. The island is considered sacred,

and water collected there is used for baptism.


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

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Tabira Church

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The church is a Christian Pilgrimage site and was designed by Tetsukawa Yosuke, a famous

architect of various churches in Nagasaki-prefecture, and built between December 1915 and

October 1917. It is one of the latest brick churches in the prefecture of Nagasaki. Tetsukawa

Yosuke has called this one of his best works. The beautiful building facing Hirado Strait offers

artists and photographers a motif typical of the Tabira district. The church has been designated

an important cultural asset by the Japanese government.


 

The history of the Tabira district began with the work of two foreign missionaries. In 1886,

the French missionary Emile Raguet, in charge of Kuroshima Church at the time, purchased

one hectare (2.5 acres) of wilderness at his own expense and urged three families in need to

settle there. The same year, Marc-Marie de Rotz of Shitsu Church bought one hectare and

sent four families to cultivate the pristine land. Gradually the number of the settlers increased a

nd reached 80 families by the early Taisho era (1910s).

In 1914, the Japanese priest Nakata Tokichi arrived in the parish. To replace the humble prayer

house, he made tremendous efforts to raise funds for a formal church. Tetsukawa Yosuke designed

the brick building, and the parishioners cooperated in the construction project, gathering a large

number of seashells and burning them into lime powder. The site of the processing ground still

remains in front of the church. Construction was finally completed under Tetsukawa’s supervision

in 1918. The brick church was the architect’s last in a long series of ecclesiastical works.


 

General information  

Address 19 Kotedamen, Tabiracho, Hirado-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

1 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Sasebo-city

2 hour and 15 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours 9:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing day

 

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Hirado Castle

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Stands on a hill guarding Hirado Port and the Hirado Strait, which used to be part of an important

trade route between Japan and the Asian mainland. The original fortress was built in 1599 by the

local Matsura Lord; however, he destroyed the structure after fighting the Tokugawa on the losing

side of the Battle of Sekigahara as a gesture of loyalty to the victor. The Matsura Clan continued

ruling Hirado for the next two and a half centuries.


 

A new castle, also known as Kameoka Castle was built on the site a hundred years later in 1718 as

part of the coastal defenses erected during Japan’s self imposed seclusion in the Edo Period.

This structure stood for over 150 years, but eventually fell into disrepair and was dismantled during

the Meiji Period.


 

General information  

Address 1458 Iwaanouemachi, Hirado-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

1 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Sasebo-city

2 hour and 15 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours 8:30 to 17:30
Admission fee 510 JPY
Days closed December 30 and 31

 

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Kasuga Village / Hidden Christian Site

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Kasuga Village and Mount Yasugatake is a Christian Pilgrimage site and is registered on

the World Heritage as Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region.


 

This idyllic, remote village was refuge to a small community of Hidden Christians who practiced here

for centuries, far from the prying eyes of the government. After the ban on Christianity was lifted, the

local villagers decided to continue practicing their own unique brand of the religion rather than rejoin

the Catholic Church. As a result, churches were not erected in the village, and the religion remains

outwardly invisible.


 

General information  

Address Kasuga Village Kararina : 166-1, Kasuga-cyo, Hirado-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
Access

1 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Nagasaki-city

50 minutes by a vehicle from Sasebo-city

2 hour and 15 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours 8:30 to 17:30
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed Dec. 31 to Jan. 3

 

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