Nagasaki is an attractive coastal town on the western coast of Kyushu, well known for being the second city after Hiroshima to be devastated by an atomic bomb in World War Two. Prior to this Nagasaki holds an intriguing history when it played an important role in foreign trade relations, being the closest port to the Asian mainland. Furthermore Nagasaki was one of the only ports open to foreign traders during Japan’s period of isolation. As a result of this exposure to foreign cultures and beliefs Nagasaki holds a number of unusual places of interest including Oura Catholic Church, the remnants of the Dutch trading post Dejima, Chinatown and the European Mansions in the open air museum of Glover Garden.
Nagasaki is a great place to spend a day or two soaking up this unique atmosphere, take a harbour cruise and explore the eclectic selection of shops, museums, bars and restaurants all in a delightful coastal setting.