Nagasaki on the northwest coast of Kyushu is the site of the nuclear attack that helped end World War II and offers a scenic harbour, culture, arts and history. If you’re interested in reflecting at the nuclear bomb site, head for Peace Park and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, which consists of a peaceful commemorative park and exhibits documenting the event. At Hashima Island, you will have the opportunity to explore abandoned mines and see a location where James Bond films were made. Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown offers unique culture with historic neighbourhood shops and delicious eateries.

    The Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium offers the chance to see local sea life including penguins. Nagasaki Bio Park offers interactive animal encounters. For a serene waterfront experience, have a picnic or take a walk along Nagasaki Seaside Park. For some samurai history, you can visit the Nagasaki Kameyama Shachu Memorial, which commemorates a famous samurai from the Edo period.

    What to see & do in Nagasaki

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    Things to do in Nagasaki include visiting historic sites, memorials, Hollywood film locations, landmark buildings, cultural sites and prominent shrines, plus enjoying natural adventures. The city is synonymous with the nuclear attack that helped end World War II. You can visit the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Peace Park and the Urakami Cathedral to commemorate the victims of the bombing. At Hashima Island, you have the chance to tour abandoned mines... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Nagasaki

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      At the best local restaurants in Nagasaki, you’ll find delicious treats inspired by Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese and even Turkish cuisines. Some local haunts offer rare delicacies on top of traditional Japanese fare while others specialise in one dish only, whether it’s US-influenced hamburgers or China-inspired bitesize dumplings. From budget-friendly seafood diners with harbour views to compact izakaya...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Nagasaki

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      This list brings you the best places to go shopping in Nagasaki. The city’s retail scene is one of the best in the south of Japan, and while you might find more options in say, Tokyo or Osaka, you can still find everything you need if you know where to look. Plus, there are some interesting markets to browse for...

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    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Nagasaki

      The best things to do after dinner in Nagasaki range from stunning viewpoints and relaxing walks to fun nights out. Situated on the southwest coast of Kyushu, the subtropical climate makes for great evening weather, with mild winters and warm summers. The geography of Nagasaki really brings the city into its own. The waterfront is lined with bars and coffee...

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