Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum
Designed by Kuma Kengo (the architect behind Tokyo's Nezu Museum), this museum straddles a canal in an environmentally friendly building...
In 1641, the Tokugawa shogunate banished all foreigners from Japan, with one exception: Dejima, a fan-shaped, artificial island 560m in...
Nagasaki Harbour Cruises
This offers a great way to glimpse picturesque Nagasaki. From 20 July to 31 August join the one-hour midnight cruise (around ¥1600),...
At this Shinchi Chinatown standby, the cheerful staff dressed in black with white aprons has been serving southern Chinese cuisine since...
Dejima Wharf information
From the mid-17th century until 1855, the small isolated Dutch trading post of Dejima provided Japan its only peephole to the world outside; the Dutch were cordoned off and only allowed contact with their Japanese trading partners and courtesans. The area around Dejima Wharf was the focal point for much of this activity, and has recently been converted into an open-air collection of restaurants, bars, shops and galleries, all facing the bay and well worth a visit.