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Nagasaki 
# 18   of 178 destinations
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Nagasaki 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: 124 users
 2  Nagasaki Peace Park
Commemorating the atomic bombing.
User rating: 86/100 (462 votes)
Visited by: 896 users
 3  Mount Inasa
One of Japan's three best night views.
User rating: 88/100 (129 votes)
Visited by: 253 users
 4  Glover Garden
Open air park exhibiting Western mansions.
User rating: 81/100 (299 votes)
Visited by: 623 users
 5  Sofukuji Temple
Chinese looking Obaku Zen temple.
User rating: 76/100 (98 votes)
Visited by: 209 users
 6  Dejima
Former district reserved for Dutch traders.
User rating: 75/100 (238 votes)
Visited by: 476 users
 7  Kofukuji Temple
Buddhist temple in the Teramachi district.
User rating: 76/100 (110 votes)
Visited by: 241 users
 8  Oura Church
Japan's most famous Christian church.
User rating: 75/100 (186 votes)
Visited by: 390 users
 9  Confucian Shrine
Shrine dedicated to Confucius.
User rating: 74/100 (109 votes)
Visited by: 228 users
 10  Dutch Slope
Pleasant city area with steep slopes.
User rating: 71/100 (234 votes)
Visited by: 464 users
 11  Chinatown
Shinchi, Nagasaki's Chinatown.
User rating: 70/100 (324 votes)
Visited by: 660 users
 12  Meganebashi Bridge
Elegant bridge in central Nagasaki.
User rating: 69/100 (202 votes)
Visited by: 429 users
Events
 1  Nagasaki Kunchi
Colorful festival of the Suwa Shrine.
User rating: 84/100 (50 votes)
Visited by: 117 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: 75/100 (49 votes)
Visited by: 108 users
 2  Shimabara Peninsula
Peninsula with active volcano near Nagasaki City.
User rating: 74/100 (32 votes)
Visited by: 81 users
 3  Arita
One of Japan's most famous pottery towns.
User rating: 73/100 (27 votes)
Visited by: 67 users

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User Ratings
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User Rating (by 679 users):
86/100
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30.  Fuji Five Lakes   86/100
31.  Nagasaki   86/100
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13.  Himeji   2069
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16.  Sapporo   1886
17.  Narita   1553
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19.  Okinawa Island   1495
20.  Kanazawa   1277
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