This historical walk covers much of the history related to the influence of foreigners on Nagasaki. It starts at the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture where visitors can get a basic understanding if they don't have it yet, and then visits important sites related to the various elements of the city's history, including the two former districts reserved for foreigners, Chinatown and Dejima, and finally the residential areas of the Western traders around the Dutch Slope and Glover Garden.

Start
Start at the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture
Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture
Well-done museum about the history of Nagasaki 1 hour
This modern and well-executed museum is a great place to learn the basics of Nagasaki's history. Largely focusing on the city's history as a center of trade, its large permanent exhibition is divided into sections dedicated to major historical trade partners - China, Korea and the Netherlands.
Walk
10 minutes
Kofukuji Temple
Buddhist temple in the Teramachi district 20 minutes
The oldest of the Chinese-founded temples in the city, Kofukuji was founded in 1620. It is the birthplace of the Obaku school of Zen Buddhism in Japan, and shows a strong Chinese influence in its architecture.
Walk
5 minutes
Meganebashi Bridge
Elegant bridge in central Nagasaki 5 minutes
Originally built in 1634, the Meganebashi Bridge is the most remarkable of several stone bridges spanning the Nakashima River. Its name describes the two circles created by the bridge and its reflection, resembling a pair of spectacles.
Walk
10 minutes
Dejima
Former district reserved for Dutch traders 1 hour
Originally a man-made island in the Nagasaki port, Dejima was where Dutch traders were confined to during Japan's two centuries of isolation. Now absorbed by land reclamation, the district offers a number of historical buildings, including residences and warehouses.
Walk
5 minutes
Chinatown
Shinchi, Nagasaki's Chinatown 20-30 minutes
The oldest of three Chinatowns in Japan, Nagasaki's Chinatown covers most of a single city block and is packed with Chinese shops and restaurants. The area has four gates to the north, south, east and west, each decorated in red lacquer and a figure from Chinese legend.
Walk
5 minutes
Tojin Yashiki
Atmospheric neighborhood with some attractive Chinese-style architecture 30-45 minutes
Now a quiet residential area, this was formerly the site of a compound where Chinese merchants were required to live during the Edo Period. A number of homes and small temples showing Chinese influence make it a pleasant area for a stroll.
Walk
10 minutes
Dutch Slope
Pleasant area along a slope, with several European-style mansions 10-30 minutes
After Nagasaki Port was opened to foreign traders in 1859, many wealthy merchants from overseas built attractive residences in the European style along this long uphill road. A few of the buildings remain and are open to the public as cafes and museums.
Walk
5 minutes
Nagasaki Confucius Shrine
Shrine dedicated to Confucius 30 minutes
Built by Nagasaki's Chinese immigrant community in 1863, this shrine is one of just a handful in Japan dedicated to the philosopher Confucius. Inside the entrance is a small garden with a pond, statues of 72 disciples and a richly decorated main hall housing a statue of Confucius himself. At the rear of the complex is a museum dedicated to relations between China and Japan.
Walk
10 minutes
Oura Church
Japan's most famous Christian church 30 minutes
Built in 1864 in an attractive European style, the Oura Church honors the 26 Christian Martyrs and is considered the oldest standing church in Japan. To the right of the church is a museum with artifacts and old documents relating to Christianity in Japan
Walk
5 minutes
Glover Garden
Open air park exhibiting Western mansions 1-2 hours
Located at the top of Glover Hill with views of the Nagasaki Harbor, Glover Garden is an open-air museum containing several former merchant residences, most importantly that of the Scottish industrialist Thomas Glover.
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    • Nagasaki Kagamiya
      Budget-friendly
      Nagasaki Kagamiya offers dorm beds and private Japanese rooms, a 5-minute walk from Hotarujaya Tram Station. It features a garden and a cosy shared lounge with free WiFi and a free-use internet pc. Ladiesf kimono rentals are available. Private rooms have a tatami (woven-straw) floor, on which guests sleep in traditional futon bedding. Shared dormitory rooms come with bunk beds. Toilets and bathrooms are shared.
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    • Nisshokan Bettei Koyotei
      Luxury
      Nisshokan Bettei Koyotei is located in the Nagasaki Area, a 10-minute drive from Nagasaki Peace Park. Featuring views of the beautiful Nagasaki, it offers a public bath and free parking. Bettei Koyotei Nisshokan is a 15-minute drive from Glover Garden. JR Nagasaki Train Station is a 5-minute drive from the hotel, and a free shuttle is provided. The Japanese-style guestrooms offer both air-conditioning and heating facilities, and an en suite bathroom. Each room is equipped with a fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and a TV with cable channels. Guests can take a relaxing bath while enjoying the views of Nagasaki. There is a gift shop on-site. A Japanese breakfast set can be enjoyed in rooms. Drinks can be purchased from the vending machine on-site.
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    • Hilton Nagasaki
      Luxury
      Located 400 metres from Nagasaki Station, Hilton Nagasaki offers 5-star accommodation in Nagasaki and features a fitness centre, a restaurant and a bar. Featuring a spa and wellness centre, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 500 metres from 26 Martyrs Museum and around less than 1 km from Fukusaiji Temple. The property is non-smoking and is set 1.3 km from Nagasaki Museum of History. All units will provide guests with air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. A buffet breakfast is available daily at the hotel. Languages spoken at the reception include English and Japanese. Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is 2.5 km from Hilton Nagasaki, while Peace Park is 3.1 km away. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 39 km from the accommodation.
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    • Dormy Inn Premium Nagasaki Ekimae
      Luxury
      Dormy Inn Premium Nagasaki Ekimae is set in Nagasaki, 3 km from Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and 3.6 km from Peace Park. With a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Private parking is available on site. At the hotel, every room is equipped with a desk and a flat-screen TV. At Dormy Inn Premium Nagasaki Ekimae the rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Dormy Inn Premium Nagasaki Ekimae provides a range of facilities such as a spa and wellness centre including a sauna. Languages spoken at the reception include English and Japanese. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Nagasaki Station, Nagasaki Museum of History and Fukusaiji Temple. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 38 km from Dormy Inn Premium Nagasaki Ekimae.
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    • i + Land Nagasaki
      Luxury
      Renovated in April 2018, i + Land Nagasaki is 18.5 km or a 40-minute drive from Nagasaki Station. A hot spring bath, sauna, garden and kids area are available for guests. The property provides a 24-hour front desk. An Asian breakfast is served daily at the property. Guests can make use of the sauna. Cycling is among the activities that guests can enjoy near the resort. Nagasaki Museum of History is 11 km from i + Land Nagasaki, while Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is 11 km from the property. Nagasaki Airport is 27 km away.
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    • hotel H2 TRIP&BUSINESS NAGASAKI
      Mid-range
      Hotel H2 TRIP&BUSINESS NAGASAKI features a shared lounge, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Nagasaki. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is non-smoking and is located 1.3 km from Nagasaki Museum of History. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At hotel H2 TRIP&BUSINESS NAGASAKI each room comes with bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available daily at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near hotel H2 TRIP&BUSINESS NAGASAKI include Nagasaki Station, Oura Catholic Church and Glover Garden. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 38 km from the hotel.
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    • ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel
      Budget-friendly
      ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel is located in Nagasaki, within 2.6 km of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and 3.2 km of Peace Park. This 2-star hostel offers a shared kitchen, luggage storage space and free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is set 300 metres from Nagasaki Station. All rooms are fitted with a kettle, while some rooms come with a kitchen with a stovetop. At the hostel all rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Nagasaki Museum of History, 26 Martyrs Museum and Fukusaiji Temple. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 39 km from ROUTE - Cafe and Petit Hostel.
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    • Garden Terrace Nagasaki Hotel & Resort
      Luxury
      Located in Mount Inasa, boasting skyline view of Nagasaki city, Garden Terrace Nagasaki Hotel & Resort in Nagasaki has a number of amenities including a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. With free WiFi, this hotel offers free shuttle service and a 24-hour front desk. Nagasaki Station is a 10-minute drive away, while the property is a 15-minute drive from Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. All air-conditioned units at the hotel come with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and Blu-ray player, a coffee machine and a fridge. All rooms has an ocean view with a terrace. The private bathroom with includes a bathrobe, hairdryer and free toiletries. This hotel offers guests a relaxing experience with on-site spa services at "SPA RICH". This hotel offers a Japanese-style cuisine and tempura restaurant "Akizuki", French restaurant "Restaurant Forest", Sushi restaurant "Tenku" and Teppanyaki-grill restaurant "Chikusai". Guests can choose from Japanese-style or Western-style breakfast every morning at this hotel. Popular points of interest near Garden Terrace Nagasaki include a 15-minute drive to Peace Park and 20-minute drive to Glover Garden.
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    • Candeo Hotels Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown
      Luxury
      Candeo Hotels Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown is located in Nagasaki, within 4 km of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and 4.6 km of Peace Park. Featuring a restaurant, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property is non-smoking and is set 1.6 km from Nagasaki Station. The units in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. At Candeo Hotels Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown all rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels. The accommodation offers a range of wellness facilities including a sauna, a hot tub and a spa centre. Speaking English and Japanese, staff are always on hand to help at the 24-hour front desk. Popular points of interest near Candeo Hotels Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown include Nagasaki Museum of History, Oura Catholic Church and Glover Garden. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 38 km from the hotel.
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    • GRAND BASE Nagasaki Nakamachi
      Mid-range
      Set within 400 metres of Nagasaki Station and 600 metres of Nagasaki Museum of History, GRAND BASE Nagasaki Nakamachi offers rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Nagasaki. It is situated 3 km from Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and features a lift. The aparthotel has family rooms. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with bidet and slippers. Free WiFi is accessible to all guests, while some rooms also feature a balcony. At the aparthotel, units come with bed linen and towels. Peace Park is 3.6 km from the aparthotel, while Oura Catholic Church is 2.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Nagasaki Airport, 39 km from GRAND BASE Nagasaki Nakamachi.
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