Nagasaki (長崎市), Japan Travel Guide
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Places of Interest in Nagasaki
- Dejima Island
Island which was Japan's sole port open to Western trade for over two hundred years, purposely located to minimize contact with local population.
- Glover Garden
A neighbourhood of European-style homes built by foreign traders during the 19th century.
- Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium
An entertaining and informative aquarium where you can observe a variety of penguins.
- Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum
A state-of-the-art building often staging touring exhibits from all over the world.
- Oka Masaharu Memorial Nagasaki Peace Museum
Museum documenting the war crimes during World War II and its victims.
- Oura Catholic Church
Church built by French missionaries in 1864 stands as the oldest church building in Japan.
- Site of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan
Monument to the 20 Japanese Christians and six European missionaries who were crucified in 1597.
- Sofuku-ji Temple
Chinese temple built by the Chinese in Nagasaki in 1629, exhibiting the finest example of Ming Dynasty architecture in the world, even rivalling those in China itself.
- Urakami Cathedral
Once the largest cathedral church building in Asia, rebuilt after atomic bomb destruction.
Festivals in Nagasaki
- Lantern Festival
Held during the Lunar New Year, giant lanterns are displayed on street corners and shopping malls.
One of the most popular festivals in Japan, held in October, with parades of giant floats.
Festival in August which is a form of ancestral worship, performed with lots of fireworks.