A journey through the history of Nagasaki
What we'll do
The Nagasaki Peace Park that was the epicenter of the atomic bomb was built to wish for world peace and as a memorial to the victims. The Nagasaki Museum of History & Culture has on display exhibits concerning the history and culture of Nagasaki's recent past, and you can easily learn about them from videos and first hand experience sections. To end your trip, ascend Mt. Inasa to see the night sky view of Nagasaki that has been chosen as one of Japan's top three nightscapes. When you go to the summit by cable car during the day, you can see not only the city, but also Amakusa and the Goto Islands.
- Price per person
- 13,300 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】
-Nagasaki Museum of History & Culture JPY 630
-Mt. Inasa JPY 1250
【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.
・Taxi will likely be used for some of the transportation during this tour.
※Please pay for any transportation during the tour on the day.
・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.
・Nagasaki Museum of History & Culture/ Closed every 3rd Monday. If Monday is a public holiday, the facility will be closed the following day instead.
1Nagasaki Peace Park
Nagasaki Peace Park encompasses the area that was the hypocenter (ground zero) of the nuclear bomb blast that destroyed Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945, together with the top of the hill to the north. The park was created in the wish for world peace and with a vow never to repeat the tragedy of war again. The Peace Statue, which symbolizes these wishes, and the Fountain of Peace, which represents the feathers of the birds of peace: the crane and the dove are two renowned landmarks in the park. Photograph provided by Nagasaki Prefecture Convention and Tourism Association
2Nagasaki Museum of History & Culture
With the history of international exchange as its theme, the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture is a museum where visitors can see valuable examples of culture and fine arts and crafts. The museum building itself is a reconstruction of an Edo period magistrate's office. Additionally, at the traditional crafts workshop, visitors can experience making traditional arts and crafts of Nagasaki that were originally created through international exchange. Through hands-on displays that use CG and animation, visitors are sure to have fun learning about Nagasaki's history at this museum. Photograph provided by Nagasaki Prefecture Convention and Tourism Association
Mt. Inasa in Nagasaki offers one of best night views in Japan. While beauty arguably lies in the eye of the beholder, the view of Nagasaki illuminated at night seen from the mountain has been named one of the world's three best night views alongside Monaco and Hong Kong, and one of the latest top three in Japan alongside Sapporo and Kobe. The top of the mountain can be accessed by hiking or by ropeway. Even if you can't make it at night, the day time view is stunning, too. You will be able to see Nagasaki city as well as the many islands off the coast. Photograph provided by Nagasaki Prefecture Convention and Tourism Association