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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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  • Right off the tram line, so very easy to get to. This is mostly a reconstruction of an old Dutch settlement in Nagasaki. You wander in and out of the buildings checking out the exhibits of early settl...  more »
  • Dejima are a place filled with history, being one of the only way to the feudal Japan hundreds of years ago, it used to be a dutch trading "fort". Now the place are all reconstructed, im lucky to visi...  more »
  • Visited here on a Sunday afternoon in April. Thought it would be busier, but I only saw about 10 other people. It is full of restored buildings and discovered remains of things like pottery, bottles a...  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.