In 1641, the Tokugawa shōgunate banished all foreigners from Japan, with one exception: Dejima, a fan-shaped, man-made island 560m in...
During Japan's long period of seclusion, Chinese traders were theoretically just as restricted as the Dutch, but in practice they were...
Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum
Designed by Kuma Kengō (the architect behind Tokyo's Nezu Museum), this museum straddles a canal in an environmentally friendly building...
Cool but friendly, this dark basement bar is a bit of a local icon, cluttered with rock memorabilia. There's a huge collection of tunes,...
At this Shinchi Chinatown standby, the cheerful staff dressed in black with white aprons has been serving southern Chinese cuisine since...
Lonely Planet review
The small museum, a cluster of small buildings, has exhibits on the Dutch and other foreign contact with Nagasaki, and free walking-tour maps of the entire site. Although the island was submerged during 19th-century land-reclamation projects, the trading post, now a national historic site, has been restored.