NAGASAKI PREFECTURE

Nagasaki Prefecture is located on the south-western coast of Kyushu Island, and includes several small islands as well as the land around the long peninsula (Nagasaki literally means long peninsula). The capital of Nagasaki Prefecture is Nagasaki city which is famous for being the second city to have an atomic bomb dropped on it, however much of Nagasaki's earlier history and influence can still be seen.

Nagasaki was one of the few cities in Japan that was allowed to have trade with the outside world during the middle ages. Nagasaki Prefecture attractions include the museums and monuments relating to the atomic bomb, Megane Bridge, Glover Garden, Kofukuji Temple, Kushima Castle and Shimabara Castle.

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Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki Prefecture
Nagasaki Prefecture is on the south-western coast of Kyushu Island, and includes several small islands as well as the land around the long peninsula (Nagasaki literally means long peninsula)...

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Nagasaki

Nagasaki
Nagasaki is the largest city and capital of the island of Kyushu. Nagasaki is famous for having an atomic bomb dropped on it, but it also has long and diverse history, much of which survived...

NAGASAKI CASTLES

Hirado Castle
Hirado Castle, also known as Kameoka Castle, is a mountain top Japanese Castle in Hirado Nagasaki Prefecture. Hirado Castle was constructed on top a peninsula which protruded into Hirado Bay...

Kushima Castle
Kushima Castle, also known as Omura Castle, is a Japanese Castle in the city of Omura in Nagasaki Prefecture. Kushima Castle, completed in 1599, is famous for the mass poisoning of Japanese ...

Shimabara Castle
Shimabara Castle, also known as Moritake Castle and Korai Castle, is a flatland Japanese Castle in Shimabara Nagasaki Prefecture. Shimabara Castle was completed in 1624 and came under siege ...

NAGASAKI LANDMARKS

Nagasaki Ground Zero

Nagasaki Ground Zero
Nagasaki Ground Zero is location directly below the explosion of the atomic bomb that devastated Nagasaki at 11:02am on 9 August 1945....

Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall

Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall
The Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, like its counterpart in Hiroshima, the hall was constructed as a place to remember and pray for those killed by the 194...

Nyoko-do Hermitage
Nyoko-do Hermitage is the former residence of Dr Takashi Nagai, the famous radiologist from Nagasaki, who lobbied for better treatment for the many people that were affected by the radiation...

Oura Church

Oura Church
Oura Church is the only western-style building declared a national treasure, and is said to be the oldest church in Nagasaki. Oura Church is also known as the Church of the 26 Japanese Marty...

NAGASAKI TEMPLES

Kofukuji Temple

Kofukuji Temple
Kofukuji Temple - Tomeizan Kofuku-ji is Japan's oldest and first Chinese temple of the Obaku sect. Kofukuji Temple reflects Nagasaki's history as a gateway for foreigners to Japan....

NAGASAKI SHRINES

Sanno Shrine
Sanno Shrine in Nagasaki is famous for its one legged torii, which was created when the other leg was blown off during the nuclear blast. Sanno Shrine is only 900m from the atomic bombs hypo...

NAGASAKI MUSEUMS and ART GALLERIES

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum commemorates the explosion of the atomic bomb that devastated Nagasaki at 11:02am on 9 August 1945....

Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument

Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument
Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument, also known as the Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan, is the museum and monument to the twenty six Christians who were crucified in 1597 in Nagasaki for prac...

NAGASAKI GARDENS and PARKS

Glover Garden

Glover Garden
Glover Garden - Nagasaki's top tourist attraction features Japan's oldest Western style house. Glover Garden also features views of Nagasaki Port....

Nagasaki Peace Park

Nagasaki Peace Park
Nagasaki Peace Park is a park in Nagasaki, Japan commemorating the atomic bombing of the city on August 9, 1945 during World War II....

Omura Park
Omura Park, in Omura Nagasaki Prefecture, contains the remains of Kushima Castle built by Yoshiaki Omura. Omura Park is now famous for its cherry blossom trees and is considered one of Japan...

NAGASAKI MOUNTAINS

MT Inasa Lookout

MT Inasa Lookout
MT Inasa provides Nagasaki's 10 Million Dollar Night View. MT Inasa has a cable car to the summit....

NAGASAKI BRIDGES

Megane Bridge

Megane Bridge
Megane Bridge is the oldest stone arch bridge in Japan. Megane Bridge known as Meganebashi or Spectacles Bridge, was built in Nagasaki in 1634 by the Chinese monk Mozi of Kofukuji Temple....

NAGASAKI TRAIN STATIONS

Nagasaki Station

Nagasaki Station
Nagasaki Station is the terminal station for the Nagasaki Main Line in Nagasaki from Hakata Station Fukuoka. Nagasaki Station connects to the Nagasaki tram network....

NAGASAKI SHOPPING

Daiei Department Store Nagasaki
Daiei Department Store Nagasaki is one of the Daiei stores, a chain of department stores and supermarkets based in Kobe, but with over 3,000 stores all over Japan. Daiei Department Store Nag...

Daimaru Department Store Nagasaki
Daimaru Department Store Nagasaki is one of the Daimaru Department stores found throughout Japan. Daimaru has a history going all the way back to Dia-Monjiya Store in Kyoto which opened in 1...

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