Things to do in Nagasaki

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  • Melanie A
    27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see for anyone who likes history and is concerned about world peace. Growing up in Hawaii I learned so much about Pearl Harbor and how the attack catapulted the US into WW II. Learning more about how the war was ended and seeing what transpired in Nagasaki has given me a better appreciation for the toll war takes on civilians as well as the environment. This museum has some powerful messages. It’s not to be missed!
    Written 3 April 2024
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  • ihenders_uk
    Bedford, UK108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Inevitably, we'd been drawn by its appearance on the Skyfall 007 movie; but we found a visit to Gunkanjima gave a real insight into life in Japan in the 1950s & 60s.
    We travelled with Gunkanjima Concierge, who were excellent. Visiting the digital museum ahead of the trip was invaluable to provide a good context. Commentary on the boat and around the island was in Japanese, but we were given detailed transcripts which gave a thorough background to the history of mining on the island. The guides went out of their way to offer extra information in English for us.
    Highly recommended!
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • Macy Hernandez
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing view of Nagasaki. We were only here one day and Mount Inasa Observatory Tower was the best way to see the city. I wish we were able to see it at night time but is just as beautiful during the day. I recommend going at sunset.
    Written 13 November 2023
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  • Wraxall_Travellers
    Bristol, UK1,092 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We liked the old building and the room set ups. We missed the performances as we were between our excursions. The gardens were well kept and the views over the harbour were very pleasant.

    There is a small entrance fee too.

    The little musuem had many small boats which were interesting too. It led into a small gift shop.
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • Ronaldet
    612 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice statues erected in the Nagasaki peace park . Peace fountain with atomic bomb site for lost of over 100,000 population.
    Written 20 March 2024
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  • Stu2247
    Solihull, UK356 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tram system, cheap, reliable, and fun. Be prepared it can get extremely crowded but easy to use and an efficient way to get around.
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • I_S_B_L
    Singapore, Singapore1,577 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a man-made island constructed in 1636 to segregate Portuguese residents from the Japanese population & control their missionary activities.

    The former buildings have been faithfully restored. After walking for a while, they look more or less similar with different purposes.

    Many Instagramable spots.
    Written 9 June 2023
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  • jeffayn
    Shah Alam, Malaysia710 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This view is free, so there shouldnt be anything to stop you from going there.. either you feeling lonely or trying to be romantic.. come here... the best time to visit is before the sun set, so you can see the bridge is day light and with night light...totally different feel to it....

    and dont forget to do the best act, find the love stone along the banks of river .. watch very closely... we spend 15 minutes just to look for it....
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • David N
    Hawthorne, CA799 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prior to this trip, I knew nothing about the 26 martyrs of Nagasaki who were later canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. This museum provides an excellent background into the introduction of Christianity to Japan and the history of these unfortunate murders. Thankfully, this information is available in both English and Japanese. Many artifacts from the era are also exhibited. I was also very interested to learn about the Kakure Christians, who took their faith underground in the 1600s when Christianity was banned.

    There is a small entrance fee and also a modest gift shop.
    Written 21 October 2023
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  • Rumples
    Tucson, AZ11,813 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our first stop on the October afternoon we arrived in Nagasaki, because of our interest in Nagasaki's early Western-style elements, found mostly in this immediate area. The white church with blue-gray accents originally went up in 1864 as a place of worship for European residents. But it was damaged during the Atomic bomb blast and rebuilt. As a history buff, I found it fascinating that the church attracted the hidden Japanese followers of Christianity, who came to quietly worship here, because a ban on the religion in Japan still remained in effect.

    That ban had resulted in 26 Christians, now saints, being crucified in Nagasaki during 1597 for practicing their religion. A monument to these martyrs has been erected on Nishizaka Hill and we went there later from the main railroad station, about a 13-minute walk away. Oura Catholic Church is also known as the Church of the 26 Martyrs.

    Myriad steep steps lead to the entrance and I saw no obvious access for those with mobility issues. The quite-small Gothic church proved to be beautifully maintained inside and outside. Natural light came through the stained-glass windows, illuminating the simple interior, which includes a vaulted ceiling. Many others had gathered inside, crowding the aisles. Outside, I especially liked the white marble statue of Our Lady of Japan at the entrance.

    The admission fee -- 1000 Yen (about $9.41 U.S.) -- also allowed us to visit the museum next door. It offers information on the church and the history of Christianity in Japan. Few details were offered in English and we spent little time there, preferring to move on to other nearby attractions before they closed.

    To reach the church, we took Tram 5 to the Ouratenshudo stop. From there, it was just a short walk.
    Written 7 September 2020
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  • Martina1888
    Inverness, UK514 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I recommend visiting this Memorial Hall after the Atomic Bomb Museum. It's a quiet place for contemplation.
    Written 18 November 2023
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  • Martina1888
    Inverness, UK514 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely shrine with a great view over the city. There weren't many people visiting and it was very peaceful. There are some impressive and huge trees located within the grounds. Make sure to visit the smaller shrines at the back.
    Written 18 November 2023
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