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.
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.
|Address||2477 Okubo, Hirado-city, Nagasaki-prefecture|
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|