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Nagasaki

Nagasaki City

Port city with a glimpse into its storied past

About Nagasaki City

Things to do in Nagasaki City

Dining

Elv Cafe

Elv Cafe

A quaint cafe located in the heart of Nagasaki City, Elv will capture your heart and remind you why you fell in love with cafes in the first place. My need for small, unique cafés could be perceived as something of an addiction. Without them,..

Shikairo

Shikairo

In 1899, Shikairo - a harborside restaurant in Nagasaki - saw an enterprising marketing idea. With scores of Chinese students coming to the city annually to attend Nagasaki's universities, restaurant owner Chin Heijun and his kitchen staff c..

Chinatown in Nagasaki

Chinatown in Nagasaki

I can honestly say that Nagasaki’s Chinatown is the best one I have been to yet. Just a stone’s throw away from the port this Chinatown has a relaxing feel to it. I went exploring at night and thought it was so beautiful with the dim ligh..

Places to stay

Guest House Nagasaki Burabura

Guest House Nagasaki Burabura

There can't be a better name for this relaxed guest house than Burabura which means "hanging out." Located right by the sea, practically all the rooms and even the public bath have breathtaking views of the water. Barbecue and snor..

Hotel Cuore Nagasaki-Ekimae

Hotel Cuore Nagasaki-Ekimae

My plan was to spend some time in the amazing and fascinating city of Nagasaki. I wanted to explore each inch of the city, and Hotel Cuore Nagasaki-Ekimae was exactly what I was looking for. This hotel offers great value in an excellent location, ju..

Hotel Nisshokan, Nagasaki

Hotel Nisshokan, Nagasaki

Its history of contact and interaction with Europe, its tragic fate as victim of the second atomic bomb, and miraculous resurgence since the war have made Nagasaki one of the most cosmopolitan and eclectic cities in Japan. Nagasaki is nowadays a cent..

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Early Evening on Nagasaki Harbor

Early Evening on Nagasaki Harbor

Located on the west coast of Kyushu is the bustling city of Nagasaki. Boasting a wealth of interesting attractions, this is a great place to explore on foot where you can discover many impressive sights including a picturesque harbor which is best se..

Nagasaki’s  Mount Inasa

Nagasaki’s Mount Inasa

Standing respectfully at 333 meters high Mount Inasa overlooks the lower laying city of Nagasaki, providing the perfect vantage point for some great views of the city along with its bay which leads out into the wide open sea. Ranked one of the top..

Nagasaki: A Reflection

Nagasaki: A Reflection

When you hear Nagasaki, most likely you'll immediately associate that name with atomic bomb and the Second World War. If you're a long-time resident of Japan, what would probably come to your mind when you hear Nagasaki would be champon,..

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About Nagasaki City

Nagasaki City's status as a trade and tourism hub is testament to its recovery from its tragic past, when an atomic bomb was dropped on the city during WWII. Today, Nagasaki is a bustling place with many visitors coming to explore as part of their Kyushu adventure.

Within the city, Nagasaki Peace Park marks the place where the bomb was dropped, with two parks and a museum set up. The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum serves as a reminder of the horrors of war and is an educational place to stop by while in the city.

Boasting one of the top night views in Japan, Mt. Inasa near the city center has a viewpoint that overlooks Nagasaki, which comes alive at night when bright lights flash across the buildings.

For the more adventurous, Gunkanjima, an abandoned island near Nagasaki Port whose name means "battleship island" in Japanese, is open to tours. It was a coal mine that had the highest density of people recorded, with 5,000 people squeezed into the island that was built to look like a battleship, hence its name. Tour participants are taken to three observation decks south of the island and spend about 45 minutes on the island with local tour guides.

In autumn, the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival has been held with great fanfare for about 400 years and crosses Dutch and Japanese cultures. Dance performances by Nagasaki's different districts are staged across the city and provide a vibrant insight into the city.

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