Fun things to do in Nagasaki-ken

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    Huis Ten Bosch

    by GYHK Written Feb 7, 2009

    This theme park have lots of museum and some game site. Just like Disneyland. For game, best is the Grand Odyssey,. They take your photo on site and you can see yourself inside the movie in the theatre. Everyone get their shot in it.

    I like the museums and crafts workshop. Say the music box museum, you can see quite a collection of 100 year old antique music boxes and how they perform the music. Huge and small one.

    Actually the park is not that suitable for kids as it lacks exciting game like Space Mountain in Disneyland. But if you like museum and European style environment as well as craftwork, you would like to spend one whole day there. Usually people will stay at the hotel nearby.

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    Nagasaki City

    by gogonicetrip Updated Jun 3, 2007

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    Nagasaki has opened its door to overseas such as Portugal, Dutch as well as Chine since old days, so a lot of historical and cultural assets still remain in the city.

    1. Where to visit
    1) The Oura Cathedral, is one of the famous landmarks.

    2) Glover Garden, is a must visit tourist attraction.

    3) Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park, at ground zero of the nuclear bomb explosion.

    4) Martyrdom of 26 Saints of Japan, was an execution of Kirishitan.

    5) Megane Bashi Bridge, is the oldest stone bridge.

    6) Dejima,was the gate way to Europe.

    7) China town, at Nagasaki Shinchi.

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    The old samurai street, in Shimabara

    by gogonicetrip Updated Feb 12, 2007

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    A street lined with stone walls and a spring water canal running down the center commemorates the old samurai section of Shimabara.

    Three samurai houses have been restored and opened as exhibits.

    Approximately 1,500 carp swim in the beautiful canal, their forms add elegance to Shimabara, a city of fresh springs.

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    Harajo

    by gogonicetrip Updated Feb 11, 2007

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    Harajo is place where the Shimabara Rebellion (Shimabara no ran in Japanese) was an uprising of Japanese peasant, many of them Christians, during the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1637 to 1638.

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    Statue of Amakusa Shiro Ruins of Harajo
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    Mount Unzen

    by gogonicetrip Updated Feb 11, 2007

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    Mount Unzen is an active volcano near the city of Shimabara in Nagasaki Prefecture.

    The volcano was most recently active from 1990 to 1995, and the largest eruption in 1991 generated a pyroclastic flow which killed 43 people, including three volcanologists.

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    Shimabara Peninsula

    by gogonicetrip Updated Feb 11, 2007

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    This picture is a panorama of Shimabara Peninsula taken from the air plane.

    The highest mountain at the right side is Mt. Unzen, which is a part of Unzen Amakusa National Park.

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    Shimabara Castle

    by gogonicetrip Updated Feb 11, 2007

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    Shimabara Castle, is located in Shimabara-city, and was built by Matsukura Shigemasa in 1624, having spent the period of seven years.

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    Unzen Hot Springs

    by gogonicetrip Updated Feb 11, 2007

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    Unzen Hot Spring is located in the Unzen national park, at the southwest part of Mount Fugem with an altitude of 700m.

    [Characteristics]
    The hot springs of Unzen is characterized by its sulfurous hot water with high acidity (pH: 2.0 - 2.2), which is uniquely high comparing to hot springs in Europe where the hot springs treatment is actively performed.
    The temperature of the hot springs of Unzen is as hot as around 90 Degree Celsius. Unzen hot springs is known by its component of hot water such as "acid hydrogen sulfide springs", "aluminiferous springs including hydrogen sulfide" or "ferrous sulfate springs" but it is generally called "sulfurous hot springs.

    [Efficacy]
    The hot springs of Unzen is highly effective in sterilization because of its acidity.
    It takes effect against skin diseases in general such as eczema, chilblain, incisures, and other skin related problems.
    It is also noted that the Unzen hot spring is effective to facial treatment as well as effective against chronic rheumatism, diabetes, neuralgic pain, muscle pain, joint pain, and fatigue with health-promoting benefits.

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    Sasebo

    by gogonicetrip Updated Feb 11, 2007

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    Sasebo is a city located at the west side of Nagasaki-ken and is the 2nd largest city in Nagasaki-ken.

    Sasebo is a base of the United States Navy, as well as Japan's Japan Maritime Self Defence Force.

    Adjacent to the naval base is the Sasebo Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SSK) shipyard.

    Also in Sasebo is the theme park Huis ten Bosch.

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    Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park

    by MikeAtSea Written Nov 1, 2004

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    A must to see in Nagasaki is the Atomic Bomb Museum. It shows the city before and after the devastating day of August 9th, 1945. At 11:02 the cities face was changed forever and creating unimaginable losses within a few minutes.
    In my eyes it displays with great objectivity the time before, during and after the explosion, and also explains the events that lead to the day. Photographs, artifacts, videos and dioramas all re-create the event. A clock which is frozen at the moment when the bomb exploded is one of the remarkable items. Some of the items displayed are very graphic, such as bottles that changed form, pieces of clothing and melted coins, but it is a memorial to all those who died and to ensure that these events will never be forgotten or repeated by human kind.
    A short walk away is also the Peace Park. A black stone pillar marks the spot where the US detonated its second atomic bomb, three days after Hiroshima, killing 75.000 people.
    It is no wonder that Nagasaki’s inhabitants became advocates for world peace erecting numerous monuments in the park including a 9 meter tall Peace Statue.

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    Obama Onsen

    by gogonicetrip Updated May 4, 2007

    Obama Onsen is located in the foot in Unzen and faces the Tachibana Bay, and has a long history since 19th century.

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