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Nagasaki Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary
Ideas of places to visit in Nagasaki
These are some of the most popular places to visit in Nagasaki. With everything from museums and memorials to parks and peaks, this destination is home to some amazing attractions. Check out the list below to learn about all the best spots in the city and start creating an inspired travel itinerary. Each attraction is listed in order of its appearance in the video, so you can refer to the footage and plan your adventure accordingly.
(1:34 in the video) Start your Nagasaki journey in a public space of creativity and reflection, the Peace Park. This park, created in response to the nuclear bombing of the city in 1945, is a profound manifestation of the city’s reborn culture of peace.
(1:58 in the video) If you’re planning a trip to Nagasaki, you can’t miss the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Pay your respects to those who suffered and perished in the atomic blast and learn about the impacts of nuclear warfare.
(2:14 in the video) If you’re up for more historical sightseeing, check out the Memorial Hall. A somber reminder of the tens of thousands of lives lost in the blast, the memorial hall is the perfect place to reflect, meditate and pray.
(2:30 in the video) Discover the city’s more ancient story at the Sanno Shrine. Crafted by the Chinese merchants who voyaged to the Nagasaki Port in the 17th century, this serene place of worship is a tranquil reprieve from Nagasaki’s confronting history.
(3:50 in the video) Nagasaki Seaside Park is one of the city’s most adored public spaces. It’s the perfect place to meet a few locals or simply sit back and watch cruise liners drift in and out of the port.
(4:18 in the video) A spooky tourist attraction off the coast of Nagasaki, Hashima Island (or Battleship Island) is an abandoned coal mining landmass. Deserted almost overnight and left to the harsh ocean elements, this island is a crumbling reminder of Japan’s industrial age.
(4:54 in the video) Try some of Nagasaki’s simmering local dishes in the Shinchi Chinatown District. The surrounding area is brimming with some of the city’s best shopping and restaurants, so if you’re wondering where to stay, this would be a great choice.
(5:26 in the video) Learn about Nagasaki’s multicultural origins and fascinating history at the Nagasaki Museum of history and culture. If you’re sightseeing around the area, you’d be crazy to miss its informative and inspiring exhibitions.
(5:47 in the video) Wander through the winding torii gates and among moss-covered statues at the Suwa Shrine. This is one of the most picturesque shrines in Nagasaki and host to several traditional festivals throughout the year.
(6:57 in the video) A spectacular mountain near the center of the city, Mount Inasa-yama serves up the best views in Nagasaki. Head up in the late afternoon for one of Japan’s most spectacular sunsets (check out the footage from our video if you don’t believe us).
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