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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 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).
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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  • 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 Nagasaki is in Nagasaki.

  • 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 1717. Today the Diamaru Department Store chain is part of the Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores group, with many of the Diamaru Stores in the read more

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    Glover Garden

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

  • 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, thus surrounding the castle on three sides. In 1599 Matsuura Shigenbu completed the construction of a castle on the current site of Hirado Castle, however read more

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    Kofukuji Temple

    Kofukuji Temple – Tomeizan Kofukuji 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.

  • 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 Christians in 1616 on the castle grounds. In 1871 the donjon was demolished as part of the Meiji Restoration and a Shinto Shrine read more

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    Easy-to-Wear Kimono Rental by the Megane Bridge

    Only a short walk away from the historical and picturesque Megane Bridge, also known as the Meganebashi or Spectacle Bridge, you are able to rent an easy-to-wear Kimono to make your visit more memorable. These Kimono are worn over your own clothes so the rental process is quick and easy. This service offers Japanese traditional read more