Rich Cultural Heritage of a unique township.
Stroll in an intriguing township
From the 17th century onwards, Nagasaki engaged in vigorous trade with foreign countries. As a result the city was influenced by Portugal and Holland in particular, and developed a unique culture and heritage. There are still many old Western buildings here and they are now popular tourist attractions.
Hot spring with the smell of sulphur
This hot-spring town in a national park at an altitude of 700m has been appreciated as a summer resort by foreigners since the early 20th century. Unzen Hell is a must-see.
Huis Ten Bosch
Theme park full of flowers and lights
A popular destination modelled on a European town. The park puts on a wide range of various colourful events with seasonal features, plus flowers and lights all year around.
Unique industrial heritage
This island used to be a busy coal-mining town, but is now eerily empty. Take an exciting tour to imagine the prosperity of times past.
Enjoy a visit to a pottery kiln
Hasami is a pottery town with a 400-year history. Enjoy the kilns and shops at which you can buy both traditional and modern china.
Town with many churches and temples
Hirado is a castle town and was the location of Japan’s first trading post with Europeans. It is a unique historic town with plenty of reminders of early contact with the West. There are also shops selling Asian confections.
Sasebo – Kuju Kushima
Relax by magnificient ocean and island view
Kuju Kushima consists of 208 large and small islands with multiple places of interest. Sasebo is a naval town; you have to try the famous Sasebo hamburger here.
The water capital with the symbolic castle
Castle town surrounded by natural beauty. There are a number of hot springs here, and coffee shops that use the natural spring water. The speciality is guzouni.
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