Ryoma Sakamoto is heralded as being a visionary samurai for his time and during the mid 1800′s when the country was in turmoil with feudal Lord’s batting for domination one man had new ideas to transform Japan from a backwater country into an industrial force. Ryoma Sakamoto envisioned a country unhindered by the feudal system and led a movement to overthrow the Tokugawa Shogunate, which he was successful in accomplishing. This opened up Japan to overseas influences, world trade, industrial advances, technological expertise and generally made Japan the country that it is today!
Nearly every Nagasakian knows about this park and has visited at least once. It would be a brave man or woman to admit to never having heard of Ryoma Sakamoto and or his park that is named after his accomplishments. If you have a spare hour or 2 and wish to take a nice scenic walk through the heart of Nagasaki City and experience the beauty of the area then this place is for you.
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Ryoma Sakamoto the famous Samurai