Nagasaki in Nagasaki is inhabited by approximately 410,000 people.
From here it's roughly 190 miles (306 kilometers) to the northeast to Hiroshima and 170 miles (274 kilometers) to the north to Busan, South Korea.
The Nagasaki area is a rich source of fascinating facts and stories; there’s plenty to explore behind the doors of its three favorite museums. Broaden your horizons by visiting the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, the Siebold Memorial Museum and the Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument, three recommended museum experiences featuring thoroughly thought-provoking exhibits.
If you want to rest a while in a green oasis don’t miss Peace Park or the popular Glover Garden. Capture nature, listen to bird song or simply take a seat on a bench at these popular parks in Nagasaki.
Even casual gardeners will appreciate Nagasaki Subtropical Botanical Garden, an important area of conservation in Nagasaki. Take the time to learn about the scientifically significant flora in the area.
The Urakami Cathedral is a well-preserved place of worship that has stood the test of time. Visit this special place to discover its past as well as to admire the architecture.
It’s impossible to know what makes a place tick until you know its story; luckily Nagasaki has carefully preserved the Nyoko-do Hermitage, one of the region’s most important historic sites. Enquire about a guided tour, take photos and discover the local history.
Travel back in time by taking a tour of the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, one of the main history museums. Enjoy the museum’s interesting exhibits and view the ancient artifacts throughout this quiet space.
Pay your respects to those lost in past conflict at sites like the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims; a sobering reminder that peace and freedom should never be taken for granted. Come face to face with the Nagasaki region’s proud military traditions at this evocative remembrance site.
Head beneath the seven seas and come face to face with some of the ocean’s friendliest and fiercest inhabitants at the Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium. Wander the aquarium’s various zones and learn about the local and exotic species as you go; but don’t rush, the slower you go the more you'll see!