14 Sights in Nagasaki, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Nagasaki, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Nagasaki, Japan.

Sightseeing Tours in Nagasaki

1. Hashima

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Hashima Island , commonly called Gunkanjima , is a tiny abandoned island off Nagasaki, lying about 15 kilometres from the centre of the city. It is one of 505 uninhabited islands in Nagasaki Prefecture. The island's most notable features are its abandoned concrete buildings, undisturbed except by nature, and the surrounding seawall. While the island is a symbol of the rapid industrialization of Japan, it is also a reminder of Japanese war crimes as a site of forced labour prior to and during World War II.

Wikipedia: Hashima Island (EN)

2. Nagasaki Peace Park

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Nagasaki Peace Park is a park located in Nagasaki, Japan, commemorating the atomic bombing of the city on August 9, 1945 during World War II. It is next to the Atomic Bomb Museum and near the Peace Memorial Hall.

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3. Glover Garden

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Glover Garden

Glover Garden is a park in Nagasaki, Japan, built for Thomas Blake Glover, a Scottish merchant who contributed to the modernization of Japan in shipbuilding, coal mining, and other fields. In it stands the Glover Residence, the oldest Western-style house surviving in Japan and Nagasaki's foremost tourist attraction.

Wikipedia: Glover Garden (EN), Website

4. Hypocenter

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On 6 and 9 August 1945, the United States detonated two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively. The aerial bombings together killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and remain the only use of nuclear weapons in an armed conflict. Japan surrendered to the Allies on 15 August, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki and the Soviet Union's declaration of war against Japan and invasion of Japanese-occupied Manchuria. The Japanese government signed the instrument of surrender on 2 September, effectively ending the war.

Wikipedia: Atomic bombing of Nagasaki (EN)

5. Megane Bridge

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Megane Bridge

Meganebashi (眼鏡橋) or Spectacles Bridge, over the Nakashima River (中島川) was built in Nagasaki in 1634 by the Chinese monk Mokusunyoujo who was in the second generation of Chinese monks living at Kofukuji Temple. It is said to be the oldest stone arch bridge in Japan along with Edo's Nihonbashi bridge and Iwakuni's Kintaikyou bridge and has been designated as an Important Cultural Property. Megane Bridge is also part of the first group of bridges built over Nakashima river. Megane Bridge is made of stone and is a double arch bridge. It received the nickname "Spectacles Bridge" because its two arches and their reflection in the water create the image of a pair of spectacles. Vehicles are prohibited from crossing the bridge and is strictly prohibited to pedestrians only. On July 23, 1982, a disastrous deluge washed away six of the ten stone bridges over the Nakashima River. Meganebashi was badly damaged but almost all the original stones were retrieved and the bridge was restored to its original appearance. As well as being damaged in a flood in 1982 another flood in 1647 destroyed Megane Bridge but was rebuilt the following year in 1648 by Koumu Hirado.

Wikipedia: Megane Bridge (EN)

6. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is in the city of Nagasaki, Japan. The museum is a remembrance to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki by the United States of America 9 August 1945 at 11:02:35 am. Next to the museum is the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, built in 2003. The bombing marked a new era in war, making Nagasaki a symbolic location for a memorial. The counterpart in Hiroshima is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. These locations symbolize the nuclear age, remind visitors of the vast destruction and indiscriminate death caused by nuclear weapons, and signify a commitment to peace.

Wikipedia: Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum (EN)

7. Oura Catholic Church

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Oura Catholic Church

The Basilica of the Twenty-Six Holy Martyrs of Japan (日本二十六聖殉教者聖堂) also Ōura Church is a Catholic minor basilica and co-cathedral in Nagasaki, Japan, built soon after the end of the Japanese government's Seclusion Policy in 1853. It is also known as the Church of the 26 Japanese Martyrs. For many years it was the only Western-style building declared a national treasure, and is said to be the oldest Christian church in Japan.

Wikipedia: Basilica of the Twenty-Six Holy Martyrs of Japan (Nagasaki) (EN), Website

8. Ono Village

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Ōno Village (大野村, Ōno Shūraku) is a former general name (Ōno Village in the Edo period, Ōno Village after the Meiji period) referring to the towns of Shimo-Ōno and Kami-Ōno and the Etsushu and Tsuji districts of present-day Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, and retains the scenery of villages carved out by so-called hidden Christians. In the village, there is the Ono Church, which is designated as an important cultural property.

Wikipedia: 大野集落 (JA)

9. Dejima Dutch Trading Post

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Dejima Dutch Trading Post

Dejima or Deshima, in the 17th century also called Tsukishima, was an artificial island off Nagasaki, Japan that served as a trading post for the Portuguese (1570–1639) and subsequently the Dutch (1641–1854). For 220 years, it was the central conduit for foreign trade and cultural exchange with Japan during the isolationist Edo period (1600–1869), and the only Japanese territory open to Westerners.

Wikipedia: Dejima (EN)

10. Hypocenter Monument

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Hypocenter MonumentMicha L. Rieser / Attribution

In a narrow sense, the hypocenter refers to the center of the explosion of nuclear weapons such as the atomic bomb. In a broad sense, it refers to the center of a powerful bomb explosion. In addition, the place where a major incident occurs or where a major epidemic or social phenomenon occurs is also sometimes called the hypocenter.

Wikipedia: 爆心地 (JA)

11. Siebold Memorial Museum

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Siebold Memorial Museum was opened in Nagasaki city in 1989 in honour of Philipp Franz von Siebold's great contributions to the development of modern science in Japan. The building is modeled on his former house in Leiden and is located next to the site of his original clinic and boarding school known as Narutaki Juku.

Wikipedia: Siebold Memorial Museum (EN)

12. Goshinji

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Goshinji Temple (悟真寺) is a Jodo sect temple located in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The official name is Goshinji Temple of the Golden Mountain. The main statue is a statue of Amida that is said to have originated in the Ming Kingdom. It is the oldest existing temple in Nagasaki City.

Wikipedia: 悟真寺 (長崎市) (JA)

13. Urakami Cathedral

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The Immaculate Conception Cathedral (無原罪の聖母司教座聖堂) also St. Mary's Cathedral, often known as Urakami Cathedral after its location Urakami, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Motoomachi, Nagasaki, Japan.

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14. Nagasakishi Noguchiyataro Memorial Museum

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Nagasakishi Noguchiyataro Memorial Museum

The Yataro Noguchi Memorial Museum of Art is an art museum located in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. It exhibits the works of Yataro Noguchi, a representative painter in the postwar Japan-Western art world.

Wikipedia: 長崎市野口彌太郎記念美術館 (JA)


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