This beautiful port city and capital of the Nagasaki Prefecture is located on the island of Kyushu. A Japanese trading hub for centuries, Nagasaki, along with Hiroshima, was destroyed by an atomic bomb in World War II. Today, visitors are strongly encouraged to see the Nagasaki Peace Park, which commemorates the tragedy. Other key sights include Hashima Island, an abandoned island off of the city’s coast, the mansion-dotted open air park Glover Garden, and Mount Inasa, offering majestic night views. For a truly unique experience, visit Huis Ten Bosch, a theme park that is a replication of a Dutch village.
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NAGASAKI ATOMIC BOMB MUSEUM
Museum featuring exhibits about the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki. The Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall is next to this museum, also.
One of the city's abandoned islands features empty concrete buildings. Hashima Island was once known for its underwater coal mines. Exterior shots of the island were used in "Skyfall," the 2012 James Bond movie.