About Nagasaki
Region:Kyushu
Island:Kyushu
Capital:Nagasaki
Population:1,426,779
Area:4,132.32 sq. km

Being a major port for foreign trade, the only place open to an outside country (the Netherlands) during Japan’s period of seclusion from 1633 to 1853, and the site of a major American naval base in Sasebo, Nagasaki is an amalgamation of Japanese and foreign culture. Its famous dishes are non-Japanese - Portuguese castella cakes, Chinese chanpon noodles, and the American Sasebo burger.

Outside influences can also be seen in Nagasaki’s tourist sites. The Glover Garden and Oura Church (the oldest church in Japan) are two prime examples of Western architecture in Japan, while the popular Huis Ten Bosch theme park is modeled after the Netherlands.

However, one look at the Kujuku Islands, Sofuku-ji, or Tenkaiho is enough to remind you of Japan’s beauty. The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park serve as powerful memorials of the tragedy that befell Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.

Things to Do in Nagasaki

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Peace Immersion in Nagasaki

Three must-visit places about the 1945 atomic bombing

Fukusai-ji Temple

Remarkable, with history at its core

Guest House Nagasaki Burabura

Affordable seaside hangout

The Magic of Huis Ten Bosch

Illuminations, tulips and One Piece rides in Nagasaki

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Early Evening on Nagasaki Harbor

Great views and peaceful vibes

OH I so love Nagasaki! Beautiful pics.

Peace Immersion in Nagasaki

Three must-visit places about the 1945 atomic bombing

been there and touching.

Fukusai-ji Temple

Remarkable, with history at its core

Terrie, I agree too much content for one article.
The pendulum symbolises eternal peace in line with the earth’s perpetual movement and rotation. Well worth a visit!

Tenkaiho Park and Sunset, Nagasaki

Blue ocean of the East China Sea and beautiful sunset

Nurain Thank you very much! A bus to Tenkaihou leaves in front of Sasebo Station. January is very cold! You should keep yourself warm. I hope you are able to watch splendid Tenkaihou.