Just reading the name of the city will make you recall the deadly nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the World War Il.
Nagasaki, a Japanese city on the northwest coast of the island of Kyushu was a victim and is a true fighter.
The city is shaped like an amphitheater, with its crooked streets and tiered houses clinging to the hillsides that enclose the inner bay.
Nagasaki is an important tourist center; its industry is still based upon its large shipyards, which are grouped along the western and inner parts of the harbor.
With a number of historic monuments, museums, Chinese architecture, canals, windmills, gardens and much more, Nagasaki has a lot to offer to every tourist.
Located on the northwest coast of Kyushu island, its buildings are on the terraces of surrounding hills. There is so much to see in Nagasaki, we suggest not to miss on these while making your itinerary.
Not to be missed, Mt. Inasa’s observation deck is known for having one of the top 3 night views in Japan and in the world, also called as ‘10 Million Dollar View’, it is a perfect way to observe the 360° panoramic view of Nagasaki.
Huis Ten Bosch
Having strong links to Netherlands, Huis Ten Bosch is an open air museum which has a full model of the city hall and some mills, canal houses and impressive towers. This construction of the ‘Dutch Golden Age’ is worth visiting.
Nagasaki Shinchi has chuukamon gates at entrances in all 4 directions. There are cozy crossroads with Chinese restaurants offering parades, shows by Chinese folk art groups, Chinese lion dances, dragon dances, kokyu musical performances, amazing food.
Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium
180 penguins from 9 of the 18 different species can be seen swimming happily in this aquarium. The major attractions here are the “Feed the Penguins” and “Petting Zoo” events organised every Saturday, Sunday and on National Holidays.