Nagasaki-prefecture 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 Nagasaki–city and a United States Navy
Location of Nagasaki-prefecture
Where to exprore
One of Must visit destination in Kyushu. The 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.
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 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.
Onsen Resort facing to Tachibana bay. Located at western foot of Mount Unzen, and consist of Shimabara
and Japanese style accommodation are standing along the Tachibana bay and there are 3 public baths
where visitor can use.
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 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 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.
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