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.

APA Hotel Nagasaki-Ekimae
APA Hotel Nagasaki-Ekimae
3 out of 5
2-1 Daikoku-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki-ken
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥4,628 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated in Nagasaki, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument, Megane Bridge, and Hamanomachi Arcade. Glover Garden and Peace ...
3.7/5 Good! (722 reviews)
"丁寧な接客、設備劣化はありますが最大限の清掃がなされていたという印象です。 長崎駅前ですので非常に便利です。"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2021

APA Hotel Nagasaki-Ekimae
Hotel Monterey Nagasaki
Hotel Monterey Nagasaki
3.5 out of 5
1-22 Oura-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki-ken
The price is ¥5,440 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
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 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (982 reviews)
"Nice relaxing 4 day break from Tokyo."

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Hotel Monterey Nagasaki
Hotel Forza Nagasaki
Hotel Forza Nagasaki
3.5 out of 5
4-11 Hamamachi, Nagasaki
Fully refundable
The price is ¥6,702 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in the heart of Nagasaki, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hamanomachi Arcade and Glover Garden. Megane Bridge and Peace Park are also within 3 mi ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (988 reviews)
"The hotel is in a great location to explore Nagasaki by foot. The only issue was finding the hotel as it is located in a shopping arcade. Once we found the hotel the parking area was easy to find."

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Hotel Forza Nagasaki
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Oyado Kinokuniya Daikoku Machi
Oyado Kinokuniya Daikoku Machi
2.5 out of 5
5-11 Daikokumachi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki
The price is ¥3,764 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated in Nagasaki, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Amu Plaza Nagasaki, Megane Bridge, and Hamanomachi Arcade. Glover Garden and Peace Park ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (5 reviews)
"Nice place, easy to get to from the station, good area to be in...I enjoyed it"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2021

Oyado Kinokuniya Daikoku Machi
MP HOTELS Nagasaki Mizubenomori
MP HOTELS Nagasaki Mizubenomori
2.5 out of 5
7-20 Ouramachi, \N, Nagasaki, Nagasaki
The price is ¥5,727 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (107 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
Coruscant Hotel Nagasaki Station
Coruscant Hotel Nagasaki Station
2.5 out of 5
Daikokucho 7-15, Nagasaki, Nagasaki
The price is ¥6,259 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16
Situated in Nagasaki, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Amu Plaza Nagasaki, Megane Bridge, and Hamanomachi Arcade. Glover Garden and Peace Park are also ...
3.4/5 Good! (9 reviews)
Superb value, convenience, and service
"We already knew that it was a condo-type of hotel, but were impressed with the facility and service. First, the location is pretty much unbeatable, right in front of Nagasaki Station and adjacent to the tram stop. Second, the staff were very helpful, courteous, and welcoming. Third, the room itself ..."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Coruscant Hotel Nagasaki Station
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