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Dejima, Nagasaki

3.6
#2 of 43 in Museums in Nagasaki
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. Arrange your visit to Dejima and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nagasaki using our Nagasaki route maker website .
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  • Very interesting and instructive museum between the sea and the Chinatown of Nagasaki! They introduced lots of multimedia elements into exposition to make it both entertaining and informative. A great...  more »
  • Landfill around the imagine of Dejima "as seen in the picture, so you can't. You can't feel the history because the building was rebuilt in modern times. Amid exhibits and trade at that time, you can watch to learn. We recommend tours that will detail display from Dejima to the urakami Cathedral Dejima social conditions, so.
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  • To remind the more old and make's ritzy thought so emotional in all new buildings and cannot be called I guess. Just me is a piece of candy to make it good. Delicious sponge cake juice?
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  • Excellent reproduction of history between Japan and the West. Really gives you a sense of a true trade balance that endured here amidst the exploitation waged by European powers across the rest of the world at the time. A credit to Japan and the Netherlands. Recommend immersing yourself for 2 to 3 hours. The English language coverage is extensive and very well narrated.
  • Living history brought back in Nagasaki. I enjoyed it tremendously. It is a beautiful place with a decent historical context. There are not many places that remind so vividly to Japans history. If you can also visit Hirado.
  • It has a lot of display, exhibition to enjoy to learn Japanese history. It was much fun than that I expected! I could spend here for many hours~
  • A reconstruction of Dejima, a critically important site in world history. At one time in Japan's past, foreigners who visited Japan for trade were confined to this small island. The Dejima seems small but there is a lot to explore and learn here.
  • Beautiful replication of the historical site. Unfortunately, many of the exhibits could have a more elaborate English description.
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