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8-1 Minamiyamatemachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken 850-0931, Japan

This open-air park and museum and the buildings within its boundaries are together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of their representation of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution. Included are several handsome...

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3 Matsuyamamachi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture 852-8118, Japan

Presided over by the huge bronze Peace Statue, the Nagasaki Peace Park was designed in 1955 by Seibo Kitamura as a memorial to the atomic bombing of the city on August 9, 1945. As well as a Fountain of Peace and the Peace Symbol...

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7-番8号 Hiranomachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken 852-8117, Japan

Built in 1996, this museum—located close to Nagasaki Peace Park—spotlights exhibits relating to the development and threat of atomic weapons around the world, while simultaneously espousing the importance of peace. In addition to...

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12 Dejimamachi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture 850-0862, Japan

This tiny artificial island, just 560 meters (1,800 feet) in circumference, was once a Dutch trading post and the only foreign presence allowed in Japan during the country’s self-imposed isolation (known as sakoku), which took place between...

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1 Chome-1183-1 Jonai, Shimabara, Nagasaki Prefecture 855-0036, Japan

Although the current Shimabara Castle is mostly a 1960s reconstruction of the 17th-century original, the moat and stone walls are authentic. The interior functions as a museum dedicated to the 1637 Shimabara Rebellion...

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10-2 Dejimamachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken 850-0862, Japan

This small, colorful and charming restaurant—named after owner and local culinary hero Kenichiro Watanabe—is often celebrated as one of the best in town. It’s certainly one of the best at serving French food, partly since...

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8-9 Hamamachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken 850-0853, Japan

Known for reasonable prices, generous portions and fresh ingredients, Yosso offers a great selection of traditional Japanese food that spans sushi, stewed pork belly and the egg-custard dish known as chawanmushi. Popular with visitors and locals...

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1-1 Onouemachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken 850-0058, Japan

Conveniently located close to the Nagasaki train station, this shopping center has lots of varied stores (clothing, electronics, housewares and more) and even a movie theater. Up on the fifth floor, there's a selection of fast-food...

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By far Nagasaki’s largest shopping area, this bustling strip, situated close to the Kanko Dori train station, brims with over 700 shops that range from tiny boutiques to sprawling department stores and high-end emporiums. If you...