©

Hirado trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Hirado

(3.2/5 based on 700+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, sightseeing, religious sites
Hirado is a city located in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. The part historically named Hirado is located on the island of the same name. With recent mergers, the city's boundaries have expanded, and Hirado now occupies parts of the main island of Kyushu. The components are connected by the Hirado Bridge.As of January 1, 2009, the city has an estimated population of 36,000 and a population density of 153 persons per km². The total area is 235.63km².HistoryHirado has been a port of call for ships between the Asian mainland and Japan since the Nara period. During the Kamakura and Muromachi periods, the local Matsuura clan held the rights to trade with Korea and with Song dynasty China. During the Sengoku and early Edo periods, Hirado's role as a center of foreign trade increased, especially vis-a-vis Ming Dynasty China and the Dutch East India Company (VOC). The Portuguese arrived in 1550; and the English and Dutch initially reached Japan at the beginning of the 17th century.The first step in the profitable Dutch-Japanese trading relationship was the Shogun's grant of a trading pass (handelspas) in 1609.
Plan your holiday in Hirado and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Japan holiday planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Hirado

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Hirado:
Sightseeing, religious sites, nightlife
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, sightseeing, nature
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Theme parks, nature, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, historic sites, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Parks, religious sites, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Nagasaki Prefecture

15 days in Singapore & Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Japan & Singapore BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 45 days in Asia & Middle East BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 48 days in Asia BY A USER FROM ARUBA June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, culture, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News