Nagasaki Tour with Street Car - Red Line

Street Car - Photo by visit-nagasaki.com

If you want to see around the Nagasaki City, You should try using "Street Car". it is a transportation that is easy to travel with and good for your budget. There are four lines you can use as Street Car Route. Here are places you can visit with using Red Line. 

 

1-Siebold Memorial Museum 

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Siebold came to Japan to attend Dutch Trading House as a doctor. He opened Narutaki Juku which was a great contribution to "modern medicine" education. 

 

2-Suwa Shrine 

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Suwa Shrines were burnt down during the provincial wars by Christians. They were relocated to a high hill where sees the whole city. Local people call "Osuwa-san" to this place. and in every autumn Nagasaki Kunchi Festival which is one of the 3 biggest Kunchi festivals is held. 

 

3-Site of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan 

 

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it was built to memorialize the execution of 6 foreign missionaries and 20 Japanese believers at the time of persecution of Christians in Japan. There are 26 Bronze statues which were sculptured in 1962 and there are articles regarding Christian oppression at the museum display. 

 
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4-Atomic Bomb Memorial Grounds; 

 
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The Sanno Shrine which is 900m away from the center of the blast, get destroyed because of the 4000C heat wave and the only thing left as a reminder of this tragic event, was an arch which is standing on a single pillar. its called one-legged Torii Arch. 

 
Hypocenter - Photo by visit-nagasaki.com

Hypocenter Memorial is the place where the atomic bomb blast has happened on 9th August 1945. 

 
Peace Park - Photo by visit-nagasaki.com

After the blast Peace Park has been founded to represent the world peace and to remind the horror of war. There is also a Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. 

 
Atomic Bomb Museum - Photo by visit-nagasaki.com

Urakami Church which was built in 1895 by Christians get damaged with the bomb and rebuilt in 1959 and just before the Pope's visit in 1980, its bricks renewed. 

Urakami Cathedral - Photo by visit-nagasaki.com

 

Information From: Nagasaki Guide

 

If you are planning to visit Japan and Nagasaki or want to learn more about Nagasaki don’t forget to check Nagasakicool. You can find their free magazine on their website. And follow them on social media. 



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