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Nagasaki 
# 18   of 178 destinations
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Nagasaki (長崎) is an attractively situated port city on the island of Kyushu and the capital of Nagasaki Prefecture.

As one of Japan's closest port cities to the Asian mainland, Nagasaki has played a prominent role in foreign trade relations for many centuries and was the most important of only a very few ports open to restricted numbers of foreign traders during Japan's period of isolation. In more recent history, Nagasaki became the second city after Hiroshima to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the end of World War II.

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Attractions
Sightseeing Spots
 1  Gunkanjima
Abandoned island off Nagasaki's coast.
User rating: 90/100 (60 votes)
Visited by: 126 users
 2  Nagasaki Peace Park
Commemorating the atomic bombing.
User rating: 87/100 (471 votes)
Visited by: 913 users
 3  Mount Inasa
One of Japan's three best night views.
User rating: 89/100 (134 votes)
Visited by: 260 users
 4  Glover Garden
Open air park exhibiting Western mansions.
User rating: 81/100 (304 votes)
Visited by: 636 users
 5  Sofukuji Temple
Chinese looking Obaku Zen temple.
User rating: 76/100 (99 votes)
Visited by: 211 users
 6  Dejima
Former district reserved for Dutch traders.
User rating: 75/100 (241 votes)
Visited by: 482 users
 7  Kofukuji Temple
Buddhist temple in the Teramachi district.
User rating: 76/100 (111 votes)
Visited by: 243 users
 8  Oura Church
Japan's most famous Christian church.
User rating: 74/100 (188 votes)
Visited by: 397 users
 9  Confucian Shrine
Shrine dedicated to Confucius.
User rating: 74/100 (111 votes)
Visited by: 231 users
 10  Dutch Slope
Pleasant city area with steep slopes.
User rating: 71/100 (238 votes)
Visited by: 473 users
 11  Chinatown
Shinchi, Nagasaki's Chinatown.
User rating: 70/100 (332 votes)
Visited by: 678 users
 12  Meganebashi Bridge
Elegant bridge in central Nagasaki.
User rating: 69/100 (204 votes)
Visited by: 439 users
Events
 1  Nagasaki Kunchi
Colorful festival of the Suwa Shrine.
User rating: 83/100 (49 votes)
Visited by: 116 users
  
Special Interest Guides
  Nagasaki Cherry Blossom Spots
  A list of popular cherry blossom spots in Nagasaki.
Side Trips from Nagasaki
 1  Huis Ten Bosch
Amusement Park themed after a Dutch town.
User rating: 74/100 (51 votes)
Visited by: 115 users
 2  Shimabara Peninsula
Peninsula with active volcano near Nagasaki City.
User rating: 76/100 (36 votes)
Visited by: 85 users
 3  Arita
One of Japan's most famous pottery towns.
User rating: 73/100 (28 votes)
Visited by: 72 users

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User Rating (by 697 users):
86/100
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Japanese Links
Nagasaki City
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