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Approximately 3 Hours
Meals not included
Your tour begins with a scenic drive to Inasayama Nature Park, located on Inasayama Hill. This is a famous spot for beautiful sunsets and night views.
Continue to Nagasaki Peace Park, for a photo stop. Covering eight acres, the park contains a large fountain and different statues and sculptures donated in the name of world peace by various countries and artists around the world. The main statue is 30 feet tall and was commissioned by the city of Nagasaki. It depicts a man with one arm raised to the sky to indicate the threat of nuclear destruction and the other arm held horizontally in a gesture of peace. The man’s eyelids are closed in anguished prayer for those who perished in the bombing.
Enjoy a panoramic orientation drive, passing Uragami Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the East until it was destroyed by the atomic bomb blast. Continue past the Dejima, once an artificial island in the port of Nagasaki, built in 1636 to house Japan’s Portuguese residents.After the Portuguese were exiled by the Edo Shogunate, the Dutch Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie was moved to this Island in 1641 in an attempt to to take the Dutch trade away from the Hirado Clan. Dejima is no longer an island—the surrounding area was reclaimed during the 20th century. However, a number of Dejima’s historical structures remain or are being reconstructed in the area.
You will drive through Chinatown en route back to the pier (time permitting).