Nagasaki Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Nagasaki Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia


The thriving city of Nagasaki is cradled in the lush western
mountains of Japan’s Kyushu Island. An 8-hour bullet train from Tokyo, this charmingly diverse city
lies on the edge of a scenic channel of the Sumo-nada Sea. In a nation isolated from
the outside world for generations, Nagasaki was a gateway, through which knowledge and
resources flowed to and from the rest of the globe. This historic harbor city is now a
dynamic fusion of Japanese sophistication, which co-exists and harmonizes
with elements of overseas cultures and faiths. To much of the world, the name Nagasaki is bound to one of the most
devastating events in modern history. At 11:02 am on August 9th, 1945, World War Two’s second atomic
bomb, “Fat Man,” was detonated over the city. Tens of thousands perished, and most of the northern
valley was reduced to rubble and ash. At the Peace Park in the Urakami District, a dark pillar stands under the
exact location of the bomb’s detonation. Take in the surrounding art and statues, and reflect on the horror of the blast and its aftermath. Take a short walk to the
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, founded in remembrance to all those who perished. Just across the road from
the museum is The Memorial Hall. Meditate in the solemn glasshouse, and leave a message of
peace before you continue on your journey. Discover a serene refuge
from Nagasaki’s often-confronting history at the San’no Shrine. These 500-year old camphor trees
were a surprising survivor of the blast, and stood strong when nuclear
winds flattened this part of the city. Today, they remain a symbol of Nagasaki’s resilience. Despite all odds, greenery sprang forth
within a few months of the detonation, giving hope to those who were spared. The city’s surviving residents put aside old quarrels and banded together irrespective
of cultural and religious differences. Historical monuments were painstakingly rebuilt, and brick by brick, season by season, the Nagasaki way of life was restored. Today, Nagasaki invites
visitors to look beyond its atomic story; this is a city whose
earliest chapters are filled with riches, and whose future pages are
written with the ink of inspiration and hope. Travel to the harbor, the historic gateway which has brought travellers and trade to the nation’s shores for over 400 years. While away an afternoon in Nagasaki Seaside Park and watch as ships cruise in and out of the channel. This is a place of relaxation and recreation, where locals unwind and enjoy their beautiful city. Take a tour from the harbor to Hashima Island, an eerie landmass which
was once home to miners and their families. The island was deserted
almost overnight in the mid 1970s when coal reserves ran dry. Explore the crumbling buildings, listen to the echoes of
those that called this island home, and dredge up whispers of the hardships which once occurred beneath the rocky surface. Back on the mainland, savor steaming fusions
of Japanese and Chinese cuisine in the Shinchi Chinatown District. After filling your belly, fill your shopping
bags in the Hamamachi Arcade. This warren of wellness,
fashion and sweet shops is a favorite of Nagasaki, and the perfect place to immerse
yourself in the city’s modern culture. Ride the trade winds north to the
Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture. Discover the fascinating story of how new faiths and peoples boosted the city’s economy, and helped Nagasaki become the
multicultural beacon that it is today. Refresh your mind and spirit
amidst the tranquil gardens of Sofuku-ji. This hillside Zen temple was built by Chinese merchants who settled at the port in the 17th century. Faith is the lifeblood of Nagasaki. For centuries, conflict reigned
between followers of different beliefs. But since the city’s total obliteration, its people have united in a
single prayer that transcends religion. A prayer for peace. To the north-east, a relic of traditional Shinto times lies at the base of leafy Mount Tamazono-San. The Suwa Shrine can be traced back 500 years and is believed to be the ancient
dwelling place of three kami spirits, the sacred gods of the Shinto faith. As your journey reaches its peak, climb to one of the most epic
vantage points in Japan, Mount Inasa-yama. This mountain’s protective embrace helped
shield much of Nagasaki from the devastating atomic winds
and today it continues to watch over the city. Gaze out in awe at the
incredible beauty of a city, reborn. Nagasaki has become a beacon of hope, stepping out from the
shadows of one of history’s darkest days and into a bright, new future. Though great suffering is
woven into the fabric of this city, its light of creativity, tolerance, and forgiveness is leading the
rest of the world on a pathway to peace.

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    Expedia

    Nagasaki’s dark past broke our hearts…. but its revitalized culture lifted our spirits. Welcome
    to a city, reborn into one of Japan’s greatest delights.

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    Hala Al Turk

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    Every Expedia Travel Guide video is a feeling of wanderlust in itself. Brilliantly done 👌

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    Prometheus Theseus

    America has a lot to answer for. Those poor people were civilians. Sending much love to japan.

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    Måyuri The Wãnderer

    We should all learn from the Japanese people…how to get up again with strong desire when we fall. Its really amazing how they tackle natural disaster like a pro and comes back stronger.
    Lots of love and strength from India.❣️
    Thank you Expedia❣️

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    Composition of each shots are very nice and the video is so informative. Hope I can make a video like this one day. And Nagasaki is definitely on my must-go list.

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    lewisburg wa

    Japan is a beautiful lush green place with rich history and strong traditions. Wanna visit there hopefully in the future. Thanks.

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    R k

    Made a video on NEPAL also. Traveling in Nepal is Economical and it is heaven for the bag-packers.
    Manag, Pokhara, karnali zones are very beautiful.
    Kathmandu is polluted city but it is the city of temples.
    Mount Everest lies in Nepal.
    Gautam Buddha was born in Rupendahi, Nepal.
    Nepal is famous for rafting, bungee-jump other adventures things.
    Nepal is a country of warriors Gorkha.

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    Steven Dudley

    What cities are next? I still waiting on Athens, Stockholm, Calgary, Minneapolis, Barcelona, Cleveland, Osaka, Pittsburgh, Madrid and Kansas City.

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    Somehow she manages to change between an English, Australian, and American accent within every sentence

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    Basim Ali

    Nagasaki is an inspirations to others. It's truly like a phoenix emerging from the ashes! Well done Expedia…

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    revelatedsouls

    my friends and i had some talk about visiting japan one day, im thinking about choosing nagasaki as our first destination if we ever go.

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    Subash Chandra Pakhrin

    I love you Expedia … you have portrayed the city as it is. Due to time and the financial reason I can't visit all serene and panoramic places in the world however, I would like to experience it vicariously through you. Please upload all the places which are exotic with lush vegetation, scenic with the pristine environment with dazzle amazing video and sound effects. Thanks a lot, Expedia. I will always follow you and will make my itinerant according to you. One day, I will do business with you.

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    Law Offices of Jacob J. Sapochnick

    I love these travel guides! I'm definitely going to have a tough time deciding which exotic destination I'll be heading to for my next vacation.

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    The simplicity of these professionally made travel guides is what ironically makes it much more professional than all of these YouTubers. Thanks, Expedia!

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    d2d2rg

    待て待て!ランタンフェスティバルとおくんちは!?😂長崎の一大イベントなのに😢

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    Montreal hiphop is garbage

    I love Japan people and it's history and culture. The beauty of Japanese people no matter what they will always come back more stronger and rebuild more beautifully than how it was before.

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    Binkey Morales

    I search this because our ship is going yo Nagasaki and then I saw our ship in the video COSTA ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    rederer thomas

    Für mich sind die USA die wahren Verbrechen im Krieg und dies über Generationen vom töten der uhr Einwohner bis zu den nur nach öl ,Geld und macht strebenden Kriegen die sie führten USA ihr seit die wahren Kriegsverbrecher

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