“Nagasaki” literally means “long cape.” Visit Nagasaki Peace Park and its commemorative memorials. Explore the history of this famous port city, taste the local flavors, marvel at the views from a high hill observatory during our one-day shore excursion in Nagasaki.
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Discover Nagasaki, a vibrant port city on the island of Kyushu. Learn more about its tragic past tied to the atomic bombing in early August of 1945. Discover its older history when it was the door to the outside world during Japan's isolation between the 17th and 19th centuries. See one of the most magnificent stone bridges - Meganebashi. Visit the nearby Kofukuji Temple, founded in the first half of the 17th century by a Chinese monk. Kofukuji is one of the most important Chinese Buddhist temples in the country. No visit to Nagasaki is complete without honoring the victims of the atomic bombing and appreciation of world peace in the Nagasaki Peace Park, where numerous commemorative memorials are displayed. End your Nagasaki shore trip excursion by checking out the scenic views of this port city from Mt. Inasayama.
Cruise passengers: You may get this excursion for free if you book the cruise through us.
*Departure times may vary.
09:00 Depart from Nagasaki Port
09:15 - 10:15 Visit Kofukuji Temple, one of the most important Chinese Buddhist temples across the country, and the nearby Meganebashi (Spectacles Bridge) - an elegant stone bridge originally built in the 17th century and designated as important cultural property
10:30 - 12:30 Head on to Dejima, a man-made island located in the port of Nagasaki, which once served as the only gateway between Japan and the outside world, during the country's isolation from the 17th to the second half of the 19th century;
Have lunch in the area;
12:45 - 14:30 Visit the Nagasaki Peace Park and the commemorative memorials in its complex
15:00 - 16:00 Mt. Inasayama and its observatory, reachable by rope way - see the stunning views of sprawling Nagasaki harbor from the summit at the 333 meter high mountain
16.30 Return to Nagasaki Port
Nagasaki 7-16 Matsugaemachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki 850-0921