Nagasaki (長崎市, Nagasaki-shi, Japanese: [naɡaꜜsaki]) ( listen (help·info)) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "Long Cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and Churches and Christian Sites in Nagasaki have been proposed for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
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Jarring, horrific reminders of the devastation caused by the August 9, 1945 bombing of Nagasaki fill this historic and educational museum, which traces events preceding the bombing, the resulting destruction and the city’s restoration.
This was our second visit of this museum and we were as impressed as we were the first time ! The presentations are very explicit , the pictures are quite clear and even if this is a very sad topic , one senses that the message conveyed is not one of hate nor acrimony but one of peace and hope . The museum was full of tourists , students and Japanese citizens and yet it was very quiet !
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I didn't find the Peace Memorial Hall for the atomic bomb victims as emotional as Hiroshima, but it is a place of peace and quiet reflection and is a fitting memorial to the victims of the atrocities that happened in their city. Outside is a symbolic pool which is lit up at night with 70,000 lights to recognise those initially lost when the bomb went off. What happened in both Nagasaki and Hiroshima should never be allowed to happen again. I was shocked at the depth of emotion I felt at visiting both sights. Everyone should go to be reminded of the horrors of nuclear war.
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The electric tramway was our mode of transport from the train station to the stop for our hotel. Fixed price, easy to navigate and gets you to within walking distance to pretty much all the sights on your itinerary. Nagasaki is reasonably small so there really isn’t any need to take taxis with the Tramway being so connected.
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We looked to take the trip to Battleship Island the day before we managed, but the operator we had chosen advised the weather forecast wasn’t favourable to land on the island or even circumnavigate it. We agreed there was enough to do and rejigged our schedule and made the trip the following day. I’m so glad we did. It’s an interesting sail out past the shipyards although my audio link kept cutting out. That aside, seeing the island coming into view was memorable as it’s stark, shear wall rose out of the swell. It island itself is intriguing and the stories about how people lived there spell binding. I cant recommend visiting this UNESCO site and I’m sure you’ll not be disappointed. Enjoy.
Make sure you keep an eye on the weather though as it would be a great shame not to land on the island.
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Notable collection of penguins, both cold-weather and temperate penguins. Lovely area with penguins living in the bay. Don't miss feeding time when they broadcast feed and have penguins walk alongside you on the beach. Large number of King penguins with glass enclosure where you can get close and have a great look at them.
Everything is CASH ONLY. Tickets, food, everything. Bring cash!!
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We spent a Day trip at Nagasaki and scheduled for an evening here at the "10 Million Dollar Night View" (1000万ドルの夜景.). Do always research a little homework -> Double check the weather forecast before going to avoid lousy weather disappointment.
It was an excellent journey via the Nagasaki Ropeway and no long queues even on Saturday late-afternoon. This is the main view area/deck when one reaches the top of Mount Inasayama. It is about 5 mins walk from the Ropeway station and we walked past a tunnel of pink-light and finally a small carpark before reaching it.
It is a glass enclosed building (the View Tower). The observation platform is on the roof while its second floor is occupied by a restaurant called “Hikari no Restaurant”
We planned our visit in late afternoon, reaching about 4:40pm, so that we can see the difference in aerial views as the sun sets and night falls! Trust me the transformation is fascinating..
It was past 6 when we reached the Deck, indeed Spectacular views. From the Observatory, visitors can appreciate the sparkling city lights underneath, the neon reflection of the surrounding scenic including the Megami Ohashi bridge and the Prefecture centre.
While it boost a 360 deg paranomic view, most crowd round the 180deg portion fronting the Nagasaki Bay and Port area…with its dense concentration of neon lights.
It's so windy up here that a jacket is a must, in Nov the thicker ones help.
The night view from this spot is breathtaking. We stayed for a good 1.5 hours before, making our way down. The general crowd starts to roll in around 7pm so timely for us. Else taking good pictures will be challenging as we joster for the best positions.
Mount Inasa is ranked among Japan's three best night views besides the views from Mount Hakodate and Mount Rokko. We had been to Mt Rokko last Dec and my opinion, they are very comparable.
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The magnificent Nagasaki Peace Statue is one of many dramatic statues and sculptures at this park reminding visitors of the nuclear catastrophe and the need for world peace.
Built on a low hill the Peace Park contains The Peace Statue, Fountain of Peace, Peace Bell and the Hypocentre Black Monolith within its grounds. It is strange walking around the park after visiting the Atomic Bomb Museum. Reflecting on the devastation that raged on the very spot where there is now quite, peaceful beauty was moving. Being there in late autumn meant the light was good with warm colours on the foliage of the trees. There wasn’t large numbers of tourists around which I felt added to the experience.
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Although the place looks nothing like the pictures of its horrid past, a very heavy air still lingers around it. For those who visited the Atomic Bomb Museum, this is naturally the next destination to go to really get a scope of the tragedy. The hypocenter is marked by a single monument, which is itself solemn but not bombastic. However, the skies above it are completely unobstructed, making visualizing the dropping of the atomic bomb much more vivid. The grounds were plain, good to walk through, and there were various plaques detailing the significance of the monuments. A very meaningful place to go to.
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This open air museum consists of nine Western-style homes built between 1868 and 1912 for Western merchants living in Japan. Glover Mansion, the most famous of these, is Japan's oldest Western-style house.
Plan to spend between 1 and 2 hours here. It’s a reasonable climb as into the side of the hill. I found it very interesting wandering around these beautiful laid out Gardens and learning something about Scotsman Thomas Glover. Lots of interesting stuff about the houses within the Gardens and just how much money was being made at the time. The views are wonderful and give a great perspective of the estuary.
The scale of the shipbuilding is something to see and really shows what Japanese inward investment and hard work can accomplish.
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