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Glover Garden was built for a Scottish Merchant named Thomas Blake Glover. The park has been open to the public and around 2 million people visit the park every year. Ringer House and Alt House are also included in the premises of the Glover Garden. The garden gives a great view of the Nagasaki Harbour. The Glover Residence housed in the Glover Garden is a type of treaty port building and is made up of Japanese and Western elements. There is also a pond in front of the Glover Residence named the Koi Pond.
Mount Inasa is a 1,093 feet tall hill to the Nagasaki's west. The visitors can travel along this hill to the top of the city via Nagasaki Ropeway. The top of the hill has an observation platform which allows the visitors to enjoy extensive views of the city's famous '10 Million Dollar Night View'. At a small distance from the station of a cable car, are transmitters that are used for radio and TV stations that serve the entire city and also some of the surrounding areas.
Huis Ten Bosch is situated in Sasebo and is a theme park which has recreated the country of Netherlands. The park has been named after an official residence in the Hague of the Royal Family of the Dutch. The park has a number of theatres, museums, villas, buildings, hotels, shops, restaurants, canals, amusement rides, windmills etc. all designed in Dutch Style. There is also an area that has seasonal flowers planted.
Nagasaki Peace Park located in the city is based on commemorating the bomb attack that took place on 9th August 1945. The Atomic Bomb Museum and the Peace Memorial Hall are situated close to it. The park displays a plaque which has a list of the number of victims who died or got injured and the number of houses that were burned or destroyed. Every year on the day of the attack, a Peace Memorial Ceremony takes place in the park. The park has a fountain named 'Fountain of Peace'.
Gunkanjima also called as Hashima Island is one of the uninhabited islands of the Prefecture. It is an abandoned island. The main features of the building are the concrete buildings which have been abandoned and the seawall that surrounds. The island has been open for the public in 2009 again after it got abandoned. Boats take the visitors on a sightseeing trip.
Nagasaki Chinatown is a shopping strip in Nagasaki that covers a number of blocks. The market is open to the entire world. The market offers a number of items of almost all the types.
Nagasaki, located on the island of Kyushu, the name of the city means 'long cape' in the Japanese language. It is the capital of Nagasaki Prefecture and also one of its largest city. The city houses more than 425,273 people and is spread over an area of 406.35 kilometers square. The city has been in the buzz all over the world after bombs were dropped in the city during a war. Some of the main events of the city are the Nagasaki Lantern Festival which is the celebration of the Chinese New Year, Kunchi, The Prince Takamatsu Cup Nishinippon Round-KyÅ«shÅ« Ekiden and others. The must-try food items of the city include Castella, Champon, Sara Udon, Mogi Biwa, Kasutera, Chinese confections, Karasumi, Toruko Rice, Urakami Soboro, Shippoku Cuisine and many more. Some of the notable people belonging to the city include Takashi Nagai, Maya Yoshida, Ariana Miyamoto, Kazuo Ishiguro, Keita Ogawa and others. Hiroshima is the twin town of the city.
How to Get Tickets?
You can book your tickets online as well as offline. Its easier to book your tickets online as it is easy and saves time as well. Book your tickets online for Nagasaki through this website and make payments.
How To Get Around?
Buses cover the major part of the city so they are good to go. Trams are also an option, however, they cover lesser areas and have low access as well. You can also rent a bicycle for travelling to terrain areas. The bicycles are electrically powered. You can also have a pass for the bicycle.
What Should I Wear?
The traditional dress of the city i.e. Kimono is a must try. Other than that, you can take your usual clothing stuff like a denim and a top with some nice shoes. Boys can go for lightweight t-shirts.
Best Time to Visit
The spring months are the best time to visit the city. Months from February to April are the best as at that time you can go hiking as well. The climate is usually warm in the city.
Will I Need a Guide?
The website will guide you about everything. A guide is not needed.
How To Get There?
You can start from Kyoto and then reach the Fukuoka's Hakata Station which will take you to Nagasaki. You can also take a direct train from Nozomi. Trains from Tokyo also reach the city every now and then.
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