Nagasaki travel guide
The beautiful harbour that looks like a crane spreading its wings, were developed
as a trading port.
The port city of Nagasaki has many tourist places with hidden Japanese historical
significance. It was the Gateway to foreign countries during National isolation period
and the location of the Hidden Christians. It played a major part in Japan’s industrial
modernization and was the site of the Atomic bomb used in WW2.
1）National isolation in Japan
Nagasaki is the only place opened to oversea countries ( just Dutch and China ) during the
National isolation period from 1639 to 1854.
And trading with Dutch was done at artificial island Dejima.
2) Christian Pilgrimage sites
Japan’s unique practice of the Christian faith continued in Nagasaki region even during the ban
on Christianity from 1587 to 1859.There are many Christian Pilgrimage site and
Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki region is registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage in 2018.
3) Japan’s Industry modernization
Shipbuilding, and Coal Mining, industries in Nagasaki were great contributed Japan’s Industry
modernization. And 5 sites of these industries are registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage as
4) Atomic bomb
The most part of Nagasaki was destroyed, and a tremendous number of lives were lost.
Nagasaki is now appealing for World Peace, Disastrous War must not be repeated.
Aug. 09, 1945. Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in front of the statue on August 9 every year and
the Mayor of Nagasaki makes the “Nagasaki peace declaration” for the whole world.
The museum exhibits a number of photograph that depict the
devastation caused by atomic bomb showing the lead-up to this tragic
day, the history of the development of nuclear arms and our desire
Completed in 1955, ten years after the Atomic bombing. The 9.7 meter
high statue sitting on a 4 meter tall pedestal, made by renown sculptor
Kitamura Seibo who born in Minami-Shimabara-city, Nagasaki-prefecture
in 1884. The raised arm points to the threat of nuclear weapons and the
out-stretched arm symbolizes peace.
Nagasaki China town at shinchi is one of the big three china town in
Japan. There are about 50 Chinese restaurants and many Chinese
sundries shops in there.
Hashima coal mining island is an artificial reclaimed island and the site
of Japan’s first major undersea coal exploitation pioneered by Mitsubishi.
Hashima Island is located 3 km southwest of Takashima. The site has
been registered on UNESCO World Heritages as Sites of Japan’s Meiji
The Nagasaki Electric Tramway provides a convenient and
affordable way to travel around the main attractions of Nagasaki-city.
|Address||City hall : 2-22 Sakura-machi, Nagasaki-city, Nagasaki-prefecture|
2 hours and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city
2 hours by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city
1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Saga-city
1 hour and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Shimabara-city
1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Unzen-city
1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Sasebo-city
2 hours and 20 minutes by JR express train from JR Hakata Station
Tram : Convenient transportation system for sightseeing in Nagasaki-city
Almost all the tourist attractions are located within walking distance
from tram station
|Population||418,000 Population density 1,030|