I wouldn't say there's a lot to do here but a few nights wouldn't be too bad. Just make sure it's a break between destinations.
You can relax, kick back and not spend too much money on your way somewhere a bit more exciting.
Nagasaki is a modern city, but with it's history it is an important city. The A-bomb and Dejima are 2 examples of must visit sites in order to have more insight in Japans history.
Not a lot going on here, Fisherman's wharf had good seafood and walking around you could find descent Shabu Shabu or Bbq.
Be aware that most restaurants don't open at lunch time. The bomb park and museum are a must visit but the trip to get to the observation point overlooking the city was a bit OK but lacked facilities, would have ben nice to have had a dinner over sun set up there but they only had a snack shop there
Plenty of things to visit particularly the peace park and nuclear bomb museum. Also lovely Glover gardens up on hill with fab view of port.
We loved this city. The public transportation is really easy and fun to use. We took the street car all around, making heavy use of the "all day" pass.
We got to the Peace Park early, and could take time to quietly contemplate the horrors of WWII. The simple origami cranes, lovingly made by human hands, really touched me... it gave a human element to the statistics of how many people died from the bombing. The Atomic bomb museum was very well done. Try to take the time to visit the National Peace Memoral and Remembrance Hall. The Pillars of light and registry should not be missed. We met lovely, friendly, interesting people from all over the world as we explored the city. GREAT little restaurants are tucked away in cute neighborhoods.. just start walking with your map in hand and a flexible plan of where you would like to go.
Staying at Nagasaki can access to the west part of Kyushu easily like Sasebo City, Arita town , Saga prefecture , Unzen and Ureshino.
Nagasaki was bit of a punt for us, but well worth it. History and culture in every way, very scenic, good exhibitions and museums etc, friendly, always fascinating.
I came to Nagasaki for HTB, which I came by train from Fukuoka (Hakata). The travelling time is not so long that you do not need to stay over night at Nagasaki if you have no plan there unless you plan to stay at HTB.
A City rich with history. Food is amazing voted best for Wagyu, this port town has so much to offer in terms of food and kindness, we bought a kimono, the famous decorated kites and enjoyed the catella cakes :D
You can drive up to the mountain to see a panorama view of the city to sea to mountain. Alternative, you can take a cable car up to enjoy the view.
It is not like Osaka or Tokyo. So do not expect anything so entertaining. It is still a good sized city to spend a good days.
The biggest attration is its history with the bomb and European traders like the Dutch and others. Western food seems better than other Japanese cities for some reasons if I am wrong. It is a very clean and environmentally conscious place as people drive small cars and slow. Very relaxing place like Chian Mai in Thailand yet less hectic and less crowd. I can't think of a similar city anywhere in the world but perhaps Salem, Oregon.
I really loved this city. The people are great. There s plenty to see, especially related to the nuclear bomb that was dropped there as well as some very interesting cultural and historical sites that where very easy to get to via their tram system.
This city is totally tourist friendly! I recommend everyone to visit this wonderful city!
It is not crowded as much as Fukuoka but attractive city as well. Also the Castella is very delicious.
Nagasaki is small enough to see almost everything in one or two days using the streetcar. Choose which temple or shrine to see, maybe try the Confucian Shrine and its museum, and Mt Inasa.
Nagasaki was a pleasant surprise, very rich in history. You can see most things in a busy 2 to 3 day visit.
I would highly recommend Gunkanjima, and Inasayama (at night) aside from the Atomic Museum and Peace Park. The tram is cheap and frequent. It's a compact city so you can often walk from place to place when sight seeing. Peach Airlines also have cheap flights connecting to Osaka making it a very accessible place to visit.
Nagasaki is a place with many sad memories. It has undergone massive destruction and yet it exists today with an incredible spirit of resilience.
It was also the first port of entry of Westerners into Japan. There is a tremendous amount of history. For those non-Japanese attempting to understand Japan, a visit to Nagasaki is a must.
Small but a beautiful city. Atom Bomb War Memorial, Peace Park and Glover House are the most important places to visit.
The night view of Nagasaki is quite famous. The sea-food around the harbour is also good, delicious and cheap.
We chose to go to Nagasaki for two reasons: The atomic bomb history and the volcano nearby: Mt. Unzen.
Both were amazing experiences!
Nagasaki is a city with a rich history. Many cultural traditions have influenced Nagasaki--from China to Portugal to Holland and the United States.
There city is hilly and the streets full of interesting attractions. It is possible to enjoy many temples, gardens, and museums.
It is a historical city with lots of attractions and a great see view. it is easy to go to a number of places nearby like Huis Ten Bosch and Unzen.
1.The night view on top of the "稻佐山" is a must-see attraction. 2.Food in the city is very good, especially for the historical restaurent "吉宗" is a must-eat.
3.Shopping in the city is a fun thing to do, it usually cheaper than in the Fukuoka.
In my opinion one of the most beautiful located cities in Japan, full of history and interesting places.
The city spreads along several valleys, there are many temples alongside the hills, many bridges along the rivers, fantastic view spots, parks.
Huis Ten bosch theme park is a must visit if you have a little bit of time to spare. The nagasaki peace park-where the atomic bomb landed, is also worth visiting.
City will a history of foreign interactions since the promulgation of Christianity to Japan and the prominence of Mitsubishi industries in Nagasaki.
We went to Nagasaki Kunchi, one of the three most important festivals of Japan. The international flavor in Nagasaki - both Eastern and Western - was astounding, and made for a diverse weekend of sights, sounds, and delicious food.
Saraudon - crunchy noodles and savory vegetables - is a must.
It's a very cute and quaint little town, totally like Kiki's Delivery Service. Good hikes, nice temples, near the sea.
Nagasaki Peace Park was a very emotional experience.
Great harbor and fantastic surrounding with hills and mountains. Very friendly people and a good lay out of the centre.
It is a historical place. There are many streets which tell you the history of Japan. There are areas associated with the chinese, Dutch and the British.
Sight seeing to Yojima island is fantastic. Unzen national park is not far. Simabara and Houis Ten Bosch are nearby.