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.

Top attractions in Nagasaki

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Industry/Commerce

Gunkanjima••

Abandoned island off Nagasaki's coast.
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Viewpoint/Tower

Mount Inasa

One of Japan's three best night views.
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Museum

Glover Garden

Open air park exhibiting Western mansions.
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Historic Site

Dejima

Former district reserved for Dutch traders.
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Temple

Kofukuji Temple

Buddhist temple in the Teramachi district.
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Historic Site

Oura Church

Japan's most famous Christian church.
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Historic Site

Dutch Slope

Pleasant city area with steep slopes.
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Historic Site

Chinatown

Shinchi, Nagasaki's Chinatown.
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Side Trips from Nagasaki
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Arita and Imari

One of Japan's most famous area for pottery.
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Hirado

Former site of the Dutch trading post.
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Historic Site

Sotome

Rural coast north of the city with churches.
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Access and Orientation

Hotels around Nagasaki

Recommended Hotels
Hotel Cuore Nagasaki Ekimae
Business hotel just a few steps from Nagasaki Station and the bus terminal.
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Hotel Monterey Nagasaki
This atmospheric hotel is one of the best values in town.
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JR Kyushu Hotel Nagasaki
Conveniently located adjacent to Nagasaki Station.
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