Nagasaki

Rich Cultural Heritage of a unique township.


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Nagasaki city

Stroll in an intriguing township

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From the 17th century onwards, Nagasaki engaged in vigorous trade with foreign countries. As a result the city was influenced by Portugal and Holland in particular, and developed a unique culture and heritage. There are still many old Western buildings here and they are now popular tourist attractions.

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Unzen

Hot spring with the smell of sulphur

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This hot-spring town in a national park at an altitude of 700m has been appreciated as a summer resort by foreigners since the early 20th century. Unzen Hell is a must-see.

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Huis Ten Bosch

Theme park full of flowers and lights

Huis-ten-bosch

A popular destination modelled on a European town. The park puts on a wide range of various colourful events with seasonal features, plus flowers and lights all year around.

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Gunkanjima

Unique industrial heritage

gunkanjima

This island used to be a busy coal-mining town, but is now eerily empty. Take an exciting tour to imagine the prosperity of times past.

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Hasami

Enjoy a visit to a pottery kiln

Hasami

Hasami is a pottery town with a 400-year history. Enjoy the kilns and shops at which you can buy both traditional and modern china.

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Hirado

Town with many churches and temples

Hirado

Hirado is a castle town and was the location of Japan’s first trading post with Europeans. It is a unique historic town with plenty of reminders of early contact with the West. There are also shops selling Asian confections.

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Sasebo – Kuju Kushima

Relax by magnificient ocean and island view

Sasebo - Kuju Kushima

Kuju Kushima consists of 208 large and small islands with multiple places of interest. Sasebo is a naval town; you have to try the famous Sasebo hamburger here.

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Shimabara

The water capital with the symbolic castle

Shimabara

Castle town surrounded by natural beauty. There are a number of hot springs here, and coffee shops that use the natural spring water. The speciality is guzouni.


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