Nagasaki

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Nagasaki

Modernized during the Meiji period, this southern Japanese city has an intriguing history of Dutch trading, Christian missions and the atomic bomb.

The Japanese city of Nagasaki is known for having been bombed in 1945, but its development prior to that time is fascinating. Visit the revitalized city to explore its earlier trading and industrial past and experience its welcoming modern culture, with a future looking toward world peace.

Built around a protective harbor facing the South China Sea, early Nagasaki was a natural spot for sea trade, beginning in the early 1600s. Tour the restored buildings of Dejima, a manmade island where a Dutch trading post stood for 218 years. Visit the nearby Nagasaki Kameyama Shachu Memorial Museum which tells additional stories of the modernization in Nagasaki that led early industrialization across the country. Nearby, the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture relates development of East/West relations.

Stop at the Oura Catholic Church overlooking the harbor. In this 1864 gothic church, foreigners and early Japanese Christians were allowed to practice their faith freely. Next door, the Glover Garden contains the former residence of Thomas Glover, a Scottish merchant whose efforts in mining and shipbuilding influenced modernization.

From the port, take a boat ride to Gunkanjima, an island that was once a coal mine. As you pass the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Nagasaki Shipyard, notice the giant cantilever crane, installed in 1909 and still in operation.

Largely because of its shipbuilding and industrialization, Nagasaki was the target for the second atomic bomb during World War II. Tens of thousands of people died. Honor those individuals and the city’s prayers for peace at Peace Park. Here, a tall monolith in Hypocenter Park marks the center of the explosion. The Peace Statue, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall For the Atomic Bomb Victims are nearby.

At night, take the ropeway, bus or car up Mount Inasa to look down upon the lights of the city reflecting in the harbor. Before leaving, visit the beach at Iojima Island to enjoy some sunshine.

Fly to Nagasaki from Tokyo in about 2 hours.

Where to stay in Nagasaki

APA Hotel Nagasaki-Ekimae
APA Hotel Nagasaki-Ekimae
3 out of 5
2-1 Daikoku-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki-ken
The price is ¥4,628 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Nagasaki, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument and Megane Bridge. Amu Plaza Nagasaki and Oka Masaharu ...
3.7/5Good! (701 reviews)
"No-frills hotel that is pretty comfortable, though the room is quite small."

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2019

APA Hotel Nagasaki-Ekimae
Hotel Forza Nagasaki
Hotel Forza Nagasaki
3.5 out of 5
4-11 Hamamachi, Nagasaki
The price is ¥6,442 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Located in the heart of Nagasaki, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hamanomachi Arcade and Megane Bridge. Shianbashi Alley and Nagasaki Dejima are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)
Nice
"Nice"

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2021

Hotel Forza Nagasaki
Hotel Monterey Nagasaki
Hotel Monterey Nagasaki
3.5 out of 5
1-22 Oura-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki-ken
The price is ¥5,909 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Located in the heart of Nagasaki, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tokiwa Pier, HSBC Nagasaki Branch Museum, and Nagasaki Seaside Park. Confucius Shrine ...
4.2/5Very Good! (994 reviews)
"Nice relaxing 4 day break from Tokyo."

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Hotel Monterey Nagasaki
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Coruscant Hotel Nagasaki Station 2
Coruscant Hotel Nagasaki Station 2
3 out of 5
Daikokumachi 5-10, Nagasaki, Nagasaki
The price is ¥4,946 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Situated in Nagasaki, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Amu Plaza Nagasaki and Megane Bridge. Nakamachi Church and Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"とても良かった 清潔感もあって、ゆっくりできた"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Coruscant Hotel Nagasaki Station 2
MP HOTELS Nagasaki Mizubenomori
MP HOTELS Nagasaki Mizubenomori
2.5 out of 5
7-20 Ouramachi, \N, Nagasaki, Nagasaki
The price is ¥5,273 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in the heart of Nagasaki, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Confucius Shrine, Glover Garden, and Oura Church. Megane Bridge and Sofuku-ji ...
4.2/5Excellent! (98 reviews)
"Accommodation was cozy and located in a good area near the famous church. Our group of four shared a room with double bunks. The place would be better for just two people or those who are couples or comfortable sleeping next to each other. The space is a bit small so we recommend fewer guests to ..."

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

MP HOTELS Nagasaki Mizubenomori
GRAND BASE Nagasaki City
GRAND BASE Nagasaki City
2.5 out of 5
2-39 Tamazonomachi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki
The price is ¥8,727 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Situated in Nagasaki, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture and Megane Bridge. Shofukuji Temple and Nakamachi ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)
very convenient hotel
"Abest Hotel is a comfortable to stay. I would say the best if you are coming by train because it’s just in front of the station. There are some sauna and hot pools too and so it’s very convenient on a rainy day as we had yesterday. There are also plenty of restaurant around"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

GRAND BASE Nagasaki City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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