NAGASAKI WALKS

The Best way to enjoy Nagasaki is a Short Trip with a Nagasaki local!
Nagasaki Walks is a volunteer guide organization that provides hospitality and English guidance for tourists. The tour guides are Nagasaki locals who want to make Nagasaki more accessible to English speaking tourists. Not all of them are qualified tour guides, but they all are eager to make your trip to Nagasaki memorable, hassle free and informative. (We can accommodate groups of up to 10 people at a time.)

Our guides are grouped into three categories according to their English ability and knowledge of the sites. Please choose a guide that suits your needs.
Atomic Bomb Course
Atomic Bomb Course
At 11:02am on August 9th 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. The city was destroyed in an instant, and 75,000 people perished. This tour will take you through the Atomic Bomb Museum, displaying photographs, relics and documents related to the bombing and advocating for nuclear abolition. The Peace Park has 16 peace monuments that were donated by cities around the world. Every year a memorial ceremony is held on August 9th.

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Dejima Course
Dejima Course
To prevent the spread of Christianity in Japan, a small manmade island was built to intern Portuguese missionaries. This island, Dejima, later housed Dutch traders during Japan’s period of isolation for 218 years. Dejima was Japan’s only window to the rest of the West, and it now exhibits an interesting time capsule of discovery and international relations in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

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Glover Garden Course(World Cultural Heritage Sites)
Glover Garden Course(World Cultural Heritage Sites)
When Japan reopened in 1859, Scotsman, Thomas Glover entered the country starting an exciting period of foreign trade and rapid industrialization. Pioneers and entrepreneurs such as Ringer, Alt and Walker boosted Japan into the modern age. Buildings, artifacts and stories have been preserved in Glover Garden, with Glover House a UNESCO world heritage site. You can enjoy beautiful views of the harbor and learn about this exciting time in Japans history.


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Suwa Shrine Course
Suwa Shrine Course
Suwa Shrine is one of the most prominent shrines in Nagasaki and is the origin site of the famous Nagasaki Kunchi Festival held every October. This shrine was destroyed by Jesuits, but was revived in 1625. You can discover many Shinto deities hidden around the shrine and get your fortune slip from the first place in Japan to offer it in English.


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Mt.Inasa Course
Mt.Inasa Course
At 333metres high the Mt Inasa observatory boasts a stunning 360degree view of Nagasaki’s harbor, city, mountains and islands. The night view was regarded as one of the best three night views in the world along with Monako and Hong kong in 2012. Day or night you can enjoy a birds eye view of this beautiful city.

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Down Town Course
Down Town Course
We will take you to attractions that are walking distance in Nagasaki city centre, including the Spectacles Bridge, China town and shopping areas. You can enjoy the city without the worry of losing your way.


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Sotome Village Course
Sotome Village Course
The settlement of Sotome is one of Nagasaki and Amakusa's Hidden Christian Heritage sites.
From Central Nagasaki, Sotome is about one hour away by car.
The settlement of Sotome was depicted in the Hollywood movie 'Silence' and showed the persecution of Christians here.

During the Meiji period, Father de Rotz built the Shitsu Church and Ōno Church.
Beautiful sea views can be seen from here.

※Photos are licensed by the Archdiocese of Nagasaki.

 
Nagasaki Walks offers next spots of guided tour. Please freely select your favorite tourist spot and you need to send us an application with specific requests. We usually use a tram and walk(standard course). If you request, you can use taxi and so on(extra cost).
KEIRINKAI (Alumni Association of the Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University)
4 Chome-2-1 Katafuchi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki-ken, Japan 850-0003

info@keirinkai.or.jp