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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  • August 14, 2017
    It is over 50 years and have been trying to restore it. It is recommended that Dejima facilities they thought Dejima is smaller than I imagined I was restored over the tired at times to take clear. I felt like go from this restoration project, also wants to come to after a few years.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Rather than end up in landfills, spreading the quay than, located a little inland. It is further inside the Dejima tram stop. The gate had been carrying materials now at the entrance. There are many explanations. Easy to understand, are made. Polite, and the brand new buildings are mixed.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Indicating the boundaries of Dejima in Japan before entering the Western toll road on the tack and is embedded, you can see at that time. Dejima materials from excavations and at that time based on in its 19th-century fellow Netherlands trading post Dejima for the first half of the dwellings, such as has been restored. Furniture is exhibited, and especially in the Netherlands mercantile House Director (Capitan) room reproduces the Christmas banquet room, furnishings, household goods, will help make materials purchased in the Netherlands and Japan, the Museum of. Especially recommended are the wallpaper! Article at the time I'll put wallpaper on the walls and ceiling to the very cute chic and fashionable. And off the beaten path is new ishikura Dejima theater. Information center of the back. Is cold once in the hot days of summer, illustrate the history of Dejima will lead the world and has featured in the picture, but this place is very nice air!
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  • August 7, 2017
    Nice historic site, we learned some new things about the deep connections between Japan and the Netherlands. I think it's great they are trying to restore and cherish this piece of history.
  • June 14, 2017
    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
  • February 8, 2017
    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!
  • May 3, 2017
    Cool place for history lovers and tourists in general. Close to China town so you can go for food later.
  • March 7, 2017
    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.

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