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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 .








Where to explore



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 experienced in Nagasaki.

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




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 peninslua, 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.




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 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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