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Kengo Kuma Exhibition - Nagasaki

Kengo Kuma Exhibition - Nagasaki

Jan 22nd - Mar 28th

A special exhibition taking place at the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum looks at Kuma's designs from a unique perspective -..

Riusuke Fukahori Exhibition

Riusuke Fukahori Exhibition

Mar 12th - Apr 18th

Riusuke Fukahori is a contemporary artist who focuses on one specific subject matter in his work: goldfish. Fukahori is well-known..


Where to eat in Nagasaki

Big Man Burger Stand

Big Man Burger Stand

Mandy Bartok

When in Sasebo, don't miss out on the town's eponymous burgers, claimed to have originated here in the 1950s thanks to US..


Places to stay in Nagasaki

Hotel Nisshokan, Nagasaki

Hotel Nisshokan, Nagasaki


If you are thinking to visit the historic, romantic and exotic Nagasaki, why not stay at the great Hotel Nisshokan? It is plac..


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Nagasaki Airport

Nagasaki Airport


Nagasaki Airport provides air connection to this historical port city, and beyond. Both domestic and international routes operate..


About Nagasaki

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
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 Prefecture (長崎県, Nagasaki-ken) 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 Ohura 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. 

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