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Set out from the pier on a scenic drive to the Arita area, famous for the porcelain of the same name that is well known in Japan and around the world.
Your first visit is to the Kyushu Ceramic Museum. This museum, opened in 1980, was constructed for the purpose of collecting and exhibiting porcelain, researching the history of local kilns, and disseminating ceramic culture. You’ll also see one of the kilns used for firing the porcelain. You will have a chance to purchase some pottery before proceeding to lunch at a local restaurant.
Drive back to Nagasaki city to visit Nagasaki Peace Park. The park is located only a few minutes' walk from the epicenter of the Nagasaki atomic bomb blast of 1945. Nagasaki Peace Park is dedicated to world peace and occupies more than eight acres in the middle of a city where land is the most precious resource. It features a large fountain and different statues and sculptures donated by various countries and artists around the world.
Return to the pier at the conclusion of your tour.
Tour does not operate on Mondays. Participants must negotiate stairs and/or uneven surfaces and is therefore not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Observation of artisans at work at the Ceramics Kiln will not take place on Sundays and national holidays. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring local currency for additonal purchases.