Nagasaki Prefecture is a fantastic area located in the south of Japan. Read on to discover some of the biggest draws of this prefecture.
Made famous by its recent appearance in the James Bond film "Skyfall," Gunkanjima (also known as Hashima – 軍艦島 / 端島) is an abandoned island that once played a major role in the industrialization of Japan. It was initially the location of an underwater coal mine, when forced labour was prominent before and during the Second World War, but nowadays is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Opened as a tourist attraction in 2009, there are currently various boat tours available departing from Nagasaki City. While the island is not open for exploration, you are permitted to step foot on the island in the designated viewing area.
Kujuku-Shima Pearl Sea Resort
Located in Saikai National Park, Sasebo City, Kujuku-Shima Pearl Sea Resort (九十九島パールシーリゾート) is an amusement park that houses an aquarium, a shopping mall, a hotel, and a marina. Ocean lovers can happily spend a day or two making the most of the natural beauty of the Kujuku Islands surrounding the resort on the many cruise options on offer. There are also plenty of other entertainment and shopping opportunities available.
Perfectly suited to accommodate large groups, Shippoku (卓袱) is the ideal way to spend an evening in the company of friends or family - enjoying some of the best Japanese cuisine Nagasaki has to offer. While taking in the traditional Japanese setting you can select your own generous course meal from a menu that includes a huge variety of sharing dishes.
More Nagasaki Highlights
- 1-1 Huis Ten Bosch-cho, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture 859-3292
- ¥4200 - ¥6700
Learn about the Shimabara peninsula's revolutionary ties to Christianity at the museum in the main keep of Shimabara Castle.
Nagasaki Champon & Sara-udon
Famous local dish served in various restaurants (長崎ちゃんぽん＆皿うどん)
Famous local sushi (大村寿司) from Omura City