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Dejima, Nagasaki

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A history enthusiast should not miss a tour of Dejima, the restored site of what was once a manmade island, and Japan's only window into the outside world during the Edo period. Originally built for Portuguese missionaries, the fan-shaped artificial island quickly became a Dutch trading port and, for centuries, the only place in Japan that had contact with other parts of the world. Although not an island anymore, the site offers you a chance to admire restored historic buildings that the traders used, and even sample the "Western cuisine" of that era. Using our custom trip planner, Nagasaki attractions like Dejima can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A very nice place, especially for Dutch! You get a clear picture of how the Dutch traded from this place. Beautifully maintained, interactive exhibition beautiful makettes. Really worth to visit.
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  • As a Dutchman top to see. Something we lost: the Dutch East India Company mentality. Here you can see how progressive EN and free thinking has helped us further. A lot of Dutch history. If you're in Nagasaki; an absolute must and recommended.
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  • 11 / it is time bridge. Easy to read display easy to comprehend! 35-degree heat and abroad who had many visitors!
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  • A piece of man-made island to isolate the foreigners from direct contact with Japanese people during the Shogunate period. Very nice story about how Japanese learn western knowledge and grown up to be one of the giant country in World today. I recommend the visitors to read brief story about this island, to enjoy what is inside
  • Cool place for history lovers and tourists in general. Close to China town so you can go for food later.
  • This address is wrong on Google maps currently. The open air museum is just two streets down next to the river. But a great place to visit and really interesting multi-cultural history of Japan!
  • The location is wrong on the google maps. it's literally in front of Dejima station. The museum is very detailed and interesting to know how they lived in Dejima. And the funny thing is that they have brochure in Dutch.
  • Great re-creations of unique Nagasaki Dutch houses. Between Dejima and Glover house I really felt that I got a good grasp of Nagasaki's unique history and role in Japan's version of globalisation.

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Where to stay in Nagasaki

Across the hills of Nagasaki you'll find a welcome number of places to stay, and a welcome degree of variation between them. Look around the main train station for the greatest number of options, with high-rise blocks containing hotels both basic and luxury. Following the train line both north and south of this central area, guesthouses and hostels crowd around the stations, and clusters of modern hotels mark out popular commercial districts. Rental apartments throughout the city provide a good budget-friendly option for those planning on staying for a little while.
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