Nagasaki on the northwest coast of Kyushu is the site of the nuclear attack that helped end World War II and offers a scenic harbour, culture, arts and history. If you’re interested in reflecting at the nuclear bomb site, head for Peace Park and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, which consists of a peaceful commemorative park and exhibits documenting the event. At Hashima Island, you will have the opportunity to explore abandoned mines and see a location where James Bond films were made. Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown offers unique culture with historic neighbourhood shops and delicious eateries.

The Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium offers the chance to see local sea life including penguins. Nagasaki Bio Park offers interactive animal encounters. For a serene waterfront experience, have a picnic or take a walk along Nagasaki Seaside Park. For some samurai history, you can visit the Nagasaki Kameyama Shachu Memorial, which commemorates a famous samurai from the Edo period.

What to see & do in Nagasaki

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Things to do in Nagasaki include visiting historic sites, memorials, Hollywood film locations, landmark buildings, cultural sites and prominent shrines, plus enjoying natural adventures. The city is synonymous with the nuclear attack that helped end World War II. You can visit the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Peace Park and the Urakami Cathedral to commemorate the victims of the bombing. At Hashima Island, you have the chance to tour abandoned mines...

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Where & what to eat in Nagasaki

Nagasaki Food and Dining includes plenty of delectable local delicacies which are iconic not just to Japan but to this city’s vibrant local culture. Two renowned noodle dishes were created at a Chinese restaurant in Nagasaki: Champon and sara udon. The Shikaru Chinese Restaurant has been serving these dishes for over 100 years. Nagasaki castella cake originated as a Portuguese speciality but has become a firm local favourite. Three popular...

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Where to shop & what to buy in Nagasaki

  • 9 Best Places to Go Shopping in Nagasaki

    This list brings you the best places to go shopping in Nagasaki. The city’s retail scene is one of the best in the south of Japan, and while you might find more options in say, Tokyo or Osaka, you can still find everything you need if you know where to look. Plus, there are some interesting markets to browse for...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Nagasaki

  • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Nagasaki

    The best things to do after dinner in Nagasaki range from stunning viewpoints and relaxing walks to fun nights out. Situated on the southwest coast of Kyushu, the subtropical climate makes for great evening weather, with mild winters and warm summers. The geography of Nagasaki really brings the city into its own. The waterfront is lined with bars and coffee shops,...

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  • Nagasaki Travel Essentials

    Our Nagasaki Travel Essentials give you all the useful travel information you need to make the most out of your holiday travels to this major Japanese metropolis. We’ll look at the climate and best times to travel here, and information like emergency phone numbers, currency and electrical outlets. We will explore the best ways to get into Nagasaki, followed by...

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