The Must-See Spots in Nagasaki City (1 Day)

The Must-See Spots in Nagasaki City (1 Day)-1

Discover Nagasaki's diverse charms and attractions in addition to the popular sightseeing spots. Nagasaki City has charming and convenient trams, but learn to ride the buses and expand the areas you can enjoy.
Travel around the city using a One-Day Bus Pass (can only use it for buses operated by Nagasaki City).

・Transportation: Walking, Bus

  • Required Time:1day
  • Means of Transportation:walk, by bus
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Approx. 10 min. by bus via Bus No. 1 from Nagasaki Station to Peace Park

Peace Park

A place of prayers for world peace and the souls of the atomic bomb victims
Peace Park-1
Nagasaki Peace Park is built on a low hill to the north of the hypocenter of the atomic bomb blast. It was created to represent the wish for world peace and a vow that such a tragic war would never be repeated. The park features the 9.7-meter-high Peace Statue symbolizing the Nagasaki citizens' wish for peace. Sculptor Seibou Kitamura, a Nagasaki native, created this statue as a symbol of the divine love and mercy of Buddha. The raised right hand points to the heavens to signify the threat of atomic weapons while the left arm is raised horizontally to represent the wish for peace. The figure's eyes are lightly closed in prayer for the souls of the atomic bomb victims. Every year on August 9, the anniversary of the atomic bombing, a peace memorial ceremony is conducted in front of this statue and a peace declaration is made to the people of the world. The park also features the Fountain of Peace, which was built in remembrance of a little girl who wandered in search of water. Visitors can also view a row of monuments contributed by various nations that form the zone of symbols of world peace.
Address 長崎県長崎市松山町 平和公園内
TEL 095-829-1164(長崎市中央総合事務所 地域整備1課)

Approx. 5 min. walk

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum-1
On August 9, 1945, at 11:02 a.m. - three days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima - the second atomic bomb was dropped over the Urakami district of Nagasaki. This bomb killed or injured 150,000 people.

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum covers the history of this event in the accessible form of a story. It begins with the disastrous scene of the attack and includes the events leading up to the dropping of the atomic bomb, the reconstruction of Nagasaki up to the present day, the history of nuclear weapons development, and the hope for a peaceful world free of nuclear weapons.

Comparing the scenes of Nagasaki immediately after the bombing with the appearance of the city today, one cannot help but be impressed by the remarkable spirit of survival and the immutable strength of the people of Nagasaki.
  • Address 852-8117 長崎県長崎市平野町7-8
    TEL 095-844-1231
    Hours of Operation 8:30~17:30(Last entry at 17:00) ※Hours of operation may change depending on the season.
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Address 852-8117 長崎県長崎市平野町7-8
TEL 095-844-1231
Hours of Operation 8:30~17:30(Last entry at 17:00) ※Hours of operation may change depending on the season.

Approx. 5 min. walk

Nagasaki Hypocenter Park

Ground Zero of the Atomic Bombing in Nagasaki
Nagasaki Hypocenter Park-1
On August 9th, 1945, an atomic bomb detonated 500 meters above Matsuyama in Nagasaki City at 11:02am. The area within a 2.5 kilometer radius of the hypocenter was utterly devastated, and the rest of the city was left in ruins. After the bombing, which destroyed all plant life around the hypocenter, people said that no plants would grow there for the next 75 years. However, one month after the atomic bombing, about 30 kinds of plants started to grow again. Today, there are about 500 cherry blossom trees in the Hypocenter Park, as well as flowers and lush greenery that can be seen throughout the year. It truly captures the power of revival.
Address 852-8118 長崎県長崎市松山町
TEL 095-822-8888(長崎市コールセンターあじさいコール)
Closed 12/29~1/3

Approx. 15 min. walk

Sanno Shrine and the One-Legged Torii Gate

Sanno Shrine and the One-Legged Torii Gate-1
The Sanno Shrine, situated 900 m from the center of the blast, was instantly obliterated by the explosion and the 4000°C heat wave vaporized nearby trees. The only thing that remained is the torii arch standing on a single pillar, reminding us of the tragedy that took place.
Address 852-8102 長崎県長崎市坂本2丁目6-56
TEL 095-844-1415

Approx. 5 min. walk, then approx. 20 min. by bus (Bus No. 20 from Iwakawamachi~Takaracho, then Bus No. 10 or Bus No. 50 from Takaracho~Sofukuji Temple Entrance), then approx. 5 min. walk

Sofukuji Temple

Sofukuji Temple-1
In 1629, the Chinese residents of Nagasaki who hailed from Fujian Province constructed this Chinese Temple. It houses 21 cultural assets, including two national treasures - Daiohoden (Buddha Hall) & Daippo-mon (First Peak Gate). It is a temple with a unique pedigree; apart from the temples of Kyoto and Nara, it is unique for housing so many cultural assets in one temple in Western Japan. The "Daio" of the national treasure Daiohoden signifies the Sakyamuni Buddha. Since the sedentary statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha is enshrined as a principal image of Buddha, it is called Daiohoden. When the Buddhist statue was renovated around 1935, an internal organ of silver and cloth was discovered within it. Also, although the gate of the temple - a two-storied tower gate - is ordinarily known as "Temple Gate," Sofukuji Temple has three gated entrances known as "the three gates." The raised lettering "Seijuyama" appearing on the framed picture of the three gates was from the brush of the Zen Master Ingen, a high priest of China who had entered Kofukuji temple.
Address 850-0831 長崎県長崎市鍛冶屋町7-5
TEL 095-823-2645
Hours of Operation 8:00~17:00

Approx. 10 min. walk

Teramachi Street

An atmospheric townscape lined with temples
Teramachi Street-1

Teramachi Street has 14 temples and two shrines built along this road at the foot of Mt. Kazagashira. This collection of exotic and historic temples also includes Sofukuji Temple and Kofukujii Temple, which are national treasures. It is also unusual in Japan for temples to be lined up in a row like this.

Approx. 5 min. by tram (Civic Hall Tram Stop~Nagasaki Station Tram Stop), then approx. 10 min. by bus (Bus No. 3 or Bus No. 4 from Nagasaki Station~Ropeway-mae)

Mt. Inasa & Nagasaki Ropeway

Selected as one of the Top 3 Night Views in the World in 2012
Mt. Inasa & Nagasaki Ropeway-1
Rising 333 meters above sea level in the center of Nagasaki, Mount Inasa Park in the Inasa mountain range is a natural park beloved by the residents of the city. It is renowned for its displays of azaleas in the spring. The summit features a glass-enclosed circular domed lookout from which one can enjoy a 360-degree view of the spectacular scenery. On clear days, one can even see Mt. Unzen, the Amakusa area, and the Goto chain of islands. The summit can be reached by a ropeway operating from Fuchi Shrine (in Fuchimachi). The picturesque scenery and natural beauty of Nagasaki's mountains and coastline are all here to enjoy - including the tour boats entering the Port of Nagasaki, the historical settlements of foreign residents, and the rows of buildings in each district. 
  • Address 長崎県長崎市稲佐町
    TEL 095-822-8888(長崎市コールセンター「あじさいコール」)
    Hours of Operation 8:00~22:00
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Address 長崎県長崎市稲佐町
TEL 095-822-8888(長崎市コールセンター「あじさいコール」)
Hours of Operation 8:00~22:00

Descend the mountain via ropeway, then approx. 10 min. by bus (Bus No. 20 or Bus No. 40 from Ropeway-mae〜Nagasaki Station)

Nagasaki Station

Nagasaki Station-1

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