During the 200 years that Japan was closed off from the world, Dejima was the only town that was open to trade with Europe. The restored 19th-century Edo Era townscape provides that feeling of history and you can enjoy a stroll that feels as if you’ve gone back in time.
A scene that can only be found in Nagasaki which has been called “a town of slopes”. Since Japan’s opening in the 19th century, in this area which had been a foreign settlement for Westerners, Western buildings and cobblestone streets continue to exist even now. You can enjoy this unique vista in the international port of Nagasaki.
After the opening of the country when the port of Nagasaki was opened and foreign settlements were built, this was a church which had been completed in 1864 for the residing foreigners. It has been designated as a National Treasure as Japan’s oldest surviving church.
The residence of Thomas Glover, a trade merchant who had contributed to the modern development of Japan, it is known as Japan’s oldest wooden Western building. Built upon a sloping street that made use of Nagasaki’s distinct topography, you can view the port from the garden. There is a café within the facility which is recommended to take a breather while viewing the garden.