This uplifting full-day guided walking tour delivers the flavour of Nagasaki city by visiting top sights like Nagasaki Peace Park, the Dejima dwelling, and Glover Garden. Oura Catholic Church is a national cultural treasure and Japan's oldest Catholic church. Then, there's a visit to Chinatown and Confucius Shrine before seeing Dutch Slope, a series of steep streets on the hillside residential area of Nagasaki. This Nagasaki tour is perfect for the traveler demanding a careful look at this special port city.
Nagasaki city has a rich and fascinating history. The attractive port was one of the few ports open to the outer world during the self-isolation of the Edo period. The atomic bomb in 1945 destroyed wide parts of the city, but many historical sites were saved, attracting thousands of visitors worldwide.
First, your guide will escort you to Nagasaki Peace Park, a delightful public park with a museum commemorating the A-bomb dropping. Continue with a visit to Dejima, the first dwelling site of the Portuguese missionaries and Dutch traders.
Thereafter, you'll visit Glover Garden, a lovely open air museum exhibiting former residences of rich British merchants. A unique elevator ascends the hill to this open-air museum.
Then, there's Chinatown and Confucius Shrine, Japan's oldest Chinatown, coexisting with a unique and lavishly decorated shrine dedicated to the Chinese philosopher Confucius. And finally, you'll visit Dutch Slope, a series of steep streets in the residential district.
Book this robust Nagasaki tour to witness the historic rebirth of the ancient city.