Explore Nagasaki's historic sites and Chinatown
What we'll do
A tour for visitors of any age to enjoy the stunning views unique to this World Heritage site of Japan’s first arch bridge, “Meganebashi Bridge” as well as the seasonal flowers of “Glover Garden”. With it being one of the three major Chinatowns in Japan, “Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown” has lots to offer with its abundance of Chinese restaurants, so be sure to visit on an empty stomach.
- Price per person
- 11,500 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
【Things NOT included in the price of the tour】
・Transportation fees (transportation to and from the meeting place, transportation during the tour)
・Food expenses (meals, including drinks, will not be provided)
【Things included in the price of the tour】
-Glover Garden JPY 610
【Other important things to note】
・This tour will be led by a nationally certified guide.
・This tour requires a minimum of two and can accommodate a maximum of four participants.
※Solo travelers wishing to participate in this tour may do so if they pay the fee for two people.
・If the minimum number of participants is not met, the tour may be cancelled.
・Transportation during this tour will likely be on foot.
・Depending on the weather, the order of the stops in the route are subject to change.
・Please make sure to wear clothes that are easy to move in and comfortable shoes.
The Meganebashi Bridge in Nagasaki is famous as the first arched stone bridge in Japan. It was built in 1634 by a monk from Kofukuji temple. The name meganebashi or 'spectacles bridge' derives from the shape of the bridge and its reflection in the water which resembles glasses. A nice photo spot and interesting piece of local history, the bridge are actually counted as one of the three major historical bridges in Japan, alongside the Nihonbashi bridge in Tokyo and the Kintaikyo bridge in Iwakuni.
2Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown
Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown is one of Japan's three largest Chinatowns. In an intersection of roads that stretch out east, west, north, and south for 250 meters altogether, Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown’s streets are lined with about 40 shops such as Chinese restaurants and Chinese variety stores. The nearby Minato Park hosts the Lantern Festival during Chinese New Year, which is celebrated each year in January of the old lunar calendar. In addition, 1000 yellow lanterns are lit up during the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is held on August 15th of the lunar calendar.
Glover Garden is located on the site where the mansion of British merchant Thomas Glover, who came to Nagasaki in 1859, once stood. Six Western-style buildings that were constructed between the late 19th and early 20th centuries were relocated to the garden. One million people visit this tourist attraction each year, attracted by its highly exotic and sophisticated ambiance. The park is Unesco World Heritage listed and is also an Important Cultural Property. The two heart-shaped stones in the park are popular power spots for romantic love believers.