European influences & timeless reminders

As you sail into lovely Nagasaki harbor, envision the surprise arrival of the off-course Portuguese ship that in 1542 began the city’s role as Japan’s primary connection with the West, during a period when the country was closed to outsiders. Reminders linger in the restored houses of European merchants, and the Oura Church with its splendid stained glass windows.

An essential part of any visit is the monuments dedicated to peace, located on the site where the second atom bomb exploded in August 1945. The perfect follow on is a visit to one of the traditional Buddhist temples for a moment of quiet contemplation.

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Insasa-Yama Lookout

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Insasa-Yama Lookout

Insasa-Yama Lookout

Rise 1,100 feet above Nagasaki on a cable car for wonderful views of the city, surrounding countryside and nearby islands.

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Reminding visitors of Nagasaki’s commitment to peace and nuclear non-proliferation, the Atomic Bomb Museum relates the history of the 1946 bombing through photographs, artifacts and memorabilia.

Sofukuji Temple

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Sofukuji Temple

Sofukuji Temple

This Chinese temple from the 1600s is a Japanese National Treasure. Build with permission of the local Japanese government, this temple was designed and built in China, disassembled then transported to Nagasaki to be re-built.

Nagasaki, Japan At a glance

Current Weather:
23°C / 73 °F
Current Time:
10:39:07 am2017/05/30 10:39:07 am
Tuesday, May 30
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Japanese Yen
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Local Details:
GPS: 32°45'1.03"N 129°52'39.6"E
Size: 406.40 KM2 (156.91 MI2)
Population: 444,000
Density: 1,093 Pop/KM2 (422 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +81

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