Welcome to Kyushu! Nagasaki is located in the north west of Kyushu island. The port of Nagasaki is surrounded by mountains and it's famous for its unique history and beautiful views. Let's walk and explore landscapes that can be found only in Nagasaki!
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Nagasaki Station, Nagasaki port or Hakata station
The church was built in 1864 by a French priest and it is the oldest Gothis style church in Japan. The churce was just registered as World heritage site.
Glover garden consists historical western style houses including the former residence of Thomas Glover who was a large contributor to the modernization of Japan. You can also enjoy beautiful view of Nagasaki port from the garden of his house.
We have Chanpon noodle for lunch. I will take you to one of my favorite local restaurants.
The bridge was built in 1634 by a Chinese monk of Koufukuji Temple. It is the oldest stone arch bridge in Japan.
Suwa shrine is located upper hill so that you will need to take 193 steps to reach its main hall. If you'd like to spend some time in Atomic bomb museum, we go there instead and spend about 60min there. It is not a big museum but has a good explanation in English so that you can understand about the atomic bomb.
At the end of this tour, we'll visit this park and pray for peace.
Nagasaki Station, Nagasaki port or Hakata station
In this tour, we will visit 5 major places in Nagasaki. We start our tour from Minamiyamate(south mountain), first visit is Oura tenshudo(cathedral) which was just registered as World heritage site. Then we walk up to Glover garden where consists historical western style houses including the former residence of Thomas Glover who was a large contributor to the modernization of Japan. We take the streetcar and see Megane-bashi Bridge(spectacles bridge) and try to find the heart shaped stone. We take a walk in China town and have chanpon for lunch! After that we go visit Suwa shrine where three gods are enshrined, be prepared to take 193 steps! But the view from the shrine is really beautiful. After a bit of exercise, we move to Urakami area where the atomic bomb was dropped in 1945. We'll visit Atomic bomb Hypocenter then go to Peace park and pray for peace.
guide fee and pick up fee
★Oura cathedral - 1000yen, Glover Garden - 620yen, atomic bomb museum - 200yen
Transportation fee for you and guide, we buy 1 day pass for streetcars - 500yen
My traveling fee from Fukuoka to Nagasaki - 5000yen
Please come with comfortable shoes as we walk a lot and there are lot of slopes in the town.
★Glover's house is under construction for anti-earthquake reinforcement until December 2021, we cannot go inside his house but are able to see it from outside. Other buildings in the garden are open as usual.★
The tour duration is approx 7hours if we use streetcars, it wil be approx 6 to 6.5hours if we use a taxi.
We can meet at Hakata station(Fukuoka) and take JR train to Nagasaki together. It takes about 2 hours and costs 5,000yen if you book 3 days in advance.
I can arrange a private taxi for you. It costs 4000yen per hour, maximum 3 persons. If you are more than 3 or prefer larger car, you need to hire a jumbo taxi which is up to 9 persons(including me), and that costs 17,700yen for 3 hours.
We enjoyed our Christmas Day in Fukuoka with Hitomi San. She took us to see the “happening” places in Fukuoka, made sure all the kids and seniors in our big group were comfortable. The pace was slow and easy for us as we requested. The children loved her and we all had a great time! She also helped us get tickets to a circus show in the New year. Hitomi San is highly recommended!
Hi Catherine, Thank you for the review! I also had a really good time with your family. They were all sweet and kind to me, it was a great Christmas day for me too, thank you. Hope you spend a good time in Fukuoka and make lots of sweet memories! Best regards, Hitomi
Hitomi was a great guide for us in Fukuoka. Communication in English was clear and easy. She knew the city well and explained much to us regarding historical, as well as contemporary issues in the area. She was fun to talk to, making it a very enjoyable day.
Dear Eric Thank you for sharing your time with me in Fukuoka. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I had so much fun introducing you to this city. Please come back to Kyushu again for more interesting places!
Hitomi did an absolutely fantastic job in providing us a wonderful nine hour tour of Nagasaki. She is gracious, knowledgeable and forever providing great tour information. We would recommend her to anyone. Denny and Barbara Alvey
Hello Denny and Barbara Thank you for your kind review, I'm happy that you had good time. It was a pleasure to guide and introduce you to this fantastic city. I hope you come back again to Kyushu island so I can take you to other beautiful and interesting sites! Hitomi
After meeting at the hotel where my daughter and I stayed in Fukuoka, all of us went to the station to go to Nagasaki. Right when we arrived in Nagasaki, Hitomi talked about Nagasaki and its history and a lot more information that we didn't know about before. She explained things clearly, had taught my daughter how to do origami and also taught her how to properly rinse and pray at the temple. She had also brought us to a great restaurant for lunch. I highly recommend Hitomi because of how informative she is and she also has great English.
I'm glad you enjoyed the tour in Nagasaki. Yes, Nagasaki is a very interesting and unique place that I love taking people there. It was nice climbing all the 193steps with you, hope you liked the view from the shrine! Please come back to Kyushu again for Takachiho next time! Hitomi