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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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TripAdvisor
  • And trying to reproduce atmosphere of Edo period around in when I visited, some renovation inside, but I didn't see that it was.
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  • Dejima in good ready to know and influence each other in Japan and Netherlands trade with the Netherlands, which reproduce the appearance at that time. In part, reproduced on the way, I hope to improve in the future.
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  • No. II (restored 2006) in stage of Capitan room was impressive because no. expected outcome of III stage (restore 10/2016), visited No. was watching a building completed in stage-III six not to remain. No. I business (2000 restore) first ship boatman 検使 ship cargo figure model and no. model II business Capitan room Banquet Center in no. leaves a sense of silver collection highlights III business seems to be to using the model that we tell.
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very cool old town to explore. Fascinating history. Would recommend a visit here!
  • “Historical Trading Place” This tiny island played a large part in the modernization of Japan, the island was built from land reclaimed from the ocean and was used to house traders from The Dutch East India Trading Company, there are original artefacts and construction methods on display. This is another great chance to witness a part of Japanese history.