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Nagasaki Holidays

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Huis Ten Bosch theme park, with its recreated Dutch houses, canals, windmills and gardens.

Buy Nagasaki vidro glass, Koga Ningyo handmade dolls, Hata kites and Okawachiyama porcelain for exquisite souvenirs.

Try Castella sponge cake, champon noodles, Shippoku cuisine and local beef – Nagasaki’s fusion food.

Be fascinated by Nagasaki, which was for two centuries Japan’s main link with the outside world, with only Dutch and Chinese traders allowed access. See their influence in the city’s Chinatown and Dejima Dutch trading area, or visit Catholic Ōura Church and 19th-century Glover Garden, built by foreigners when Japan’s isolation came to an end.

Tour Nagasaki’s WWII peace memorials, tributes to the victims of the atomic bomb, or explore its shrines, beaches and museums. Festivals are a hoot here, so catch the excitement of the Tall Ships Festival, Dragon Boat Races, Lantern Festival and the Nagasaki Kunchi, a huge celebration of dance.

On your cruise to Nagasaki get the creeps at eerie Hashima Island, an abandoned mining settlement used in the James Bond movie Skyfall, or ride a gondola to Mount Inasa to admire jaw-dropping night-time views.

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When can we take you to Nagasaki?

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The best of Nagasaki – things to see and do

From poignant memorials to the devastating atomic bomb to fascinating shrines, castles and museums, Nagasaki will leave its mark. There are beaches and hot springs to explore too.

Be entranced by mystical shrines and temples

  • 120 ratings

Explore Shinto Suwa-jinja shrine, with its statues of protective dogs, or Buddhist Sofukuji and Kofukuji Temples. The Nagasaki Confucius shrine boasts 72 life-size statues of Confucius' disciples.

Visit Nagasaki’s WWII memorial sites

  • 230 ratings

The Peace Park, Atomic Bomb Museum, Peace Memorial Hall, Nagai Takashi Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Hypocentre Park pay tribute to the victims of Nagasaki’s 1945 atomic bomb attack and to hopes for world peace.

Luxuriate on the beach

  • 230 ratings

Nagasaki is surrounded by beautiful coastline. Get away from it all on Iojima Island, with its gentle waves, golden sand, safe swimming and its onsen, or hot spring resort.

Channel your inner Samurai

  • 230 ratings

Visit Shimabara Castle, where you can try on Ninja and Samurai armour, marvel at traditional crafts and explore Samurai history. When surrounded by cherry blossom and lotuses, it’s picture perfect too.

What ships can I choose for my Nagasaki cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday to Nagasaki with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way.

    On cruises to Nagasaki you can enjoy scenic tours of historic Dejima and Chinatown, discover Sofukuji Temple and take in stunning views from the Mt. Inasa ropeway. Pottery fans can visit the birthplace of Japan’s high quality porcelain at Arita while the Nagasaki peace memorials explore the city’s tragic past. To book the best of holidays to Nagasaki, see some of our most popular excursions below.

    Nagasaki Full Day Tour

    Visit Sofukuji Temple, the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints, Mt. Inasa ropeway and Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture on this tour. Top with lunch and a scenic drive by Dejima, Chinatown and Maruyama-machi.

    Nagasaki Historical Tour with Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park

    Discover Nagasaki’s tragic history and tributes to peace. Visit Nagasaki Peace Park, the Atomic Bomb Museum and Ground Zero, then conclude with a scenic drive through Dejima, Hollander Slope and Chinatown.

    Birthplace of porcelain

    Ceramics fans will love this full-day sightseeing trip to Arita, birthplace of high quality porcelain. See the kilns used by the potters and Arita Porcelain Park. After lunch visit Kyushu Ceramic Museum.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you'll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

    Official blog - spotlight on your Nagasaki cruise

    Stay up-to-date with the latest posts from the Official Royal Caribbean Blog dedicated to bringing you travel tips, news and information on over 260 destinations.

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    Go beyond Nagasaki

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    • 250 ratings

    Enjoy a heavenly holiday in Okinawa, where you’ll find idyllic beaches, colourful coral reefs and sacred Ryukyu sites. Try karate and local craft-making here or relax in a soothing hot spring spa.

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    • 250 ratings

    Explore Buddhist and Shinto temples and shrines in Fukuoka, a lively port on Kyushu Island. There’s a lot to enjoy, including serene gardens, tempting shops, mouth-watering restaurants and lovely islands.

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    Explore magical gardens and mystical forests in Kagoshima, on the south of Kyushu Island. There’s exotic local cuisine to discover too, plus sensual hot springs and an active volcano.

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