I invite you to a sightseeing walk around Nagasaki, during which you will get acquainted with the main attractions, and I will give a short excursion into the history, culture and traditions of the city. Individual excursion for 1-8 people Duration 7 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes On foot Rating 4.75 from 4 reviews € 216 per excursion Price for 1-8 people, regardless of the number of participants
Nagasaki is a port city. During the Sakoku policy (closing Japan from the outside world), Nagasaki was a "window to Europe." Thanks to this, there is a special atmosphere here - against the background of Japanese originality, we see traces of Europeans and Chinese. The mixture of cultures is reflected in religion, cuisine, architecture. The city has been known since the 12th century, but it became sadly famous at the end of World War II, when an atomic bomb was dropped on the city on August 9, 1945.
What awaits you
The rich history of the city is reflected in its many historical monuments, which I would like to acquaint you with.
- First, I suggest visiting the open-air museum, the former reservation of foreigners - the Thomas Glover Gardens, on the territory of which houses from the mid-19th century are located. Here, surrounded by picturesque nature, with a beautiful view of the harbor of the city, you will learn about the life and traditions of local settlers.
- On the way back we can visit the oldest catholic church in Oura. Nagasaki is called "little Rome", there are more Catholic temples than Buddhist and Shinto. Along the way, there are many souvenir shops, where you can drop by if you wish. * After that we will go to the Confucius mausoleum, a rather bright and picturesque place.
- In the city center, you can see the 17th century temple ensembles of Kofukuji and Sofukuji, they have Chinese roots and differ from Japanese Buddhist ones.
- There is a spectacle bridge nearby, spectacles appear in the reflection of the Nakajima River - hence the name.
- There is a Japanese knife shop nearby, it is more than 800 years old. Previously, weapons for samurai were forged in it, and nowadays - products for peaceful purposes.
- For lunch, it is better to discuss the menu and wishes in advance, at the beginning of the excursion, or by e-mail in order to book a table in advance.
- Then I would like to show the Shinto Shrine of Suwa - here every autumn a grand festival of Kunchi is held, each district performs with its own theatrical action, very colorful and unusual.
- In conclusion, we will see the Peace Park - the museum and the park of the epicenter of the atomic explosion.
The program can be changed depending on your desires and interests.
- Since Nagasaki is a terraced city - there are steps, descents, ascents everywhere, even if you have a car you cannot drive everywhere (besides, in Japan it is very strict with parking), comfortable shoes are required.
- Ticket costs for the above temples and museums are US $ 20 per person.
- If the tram program is selected, a one-day pass costs $ 5 per person. If a program with a car is chosen, up to 4 people - $ 100, up to 8 people - $ 170, a bus up to 25 people with a driver - $ 400.
The meeting point is by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.