Nagasaki Tours

This is a map of the 2 main areas of Nagasaki that I specialize in, which is Nagasaki City and the Shimabara Peninsular.

Without a doubt, the most interesting area of Nagasaki Prefecture is the Shimabara Peninsular to the East which is about an hours drive away.  It offers the most picturesque settings, a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the City and you will find the most beautiful scenery that you will ever see in the world let alone Japan.



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At present the 3 main tours that I do on a regular basis are as follows:


Tour A
Half Day Private Nagasaki Walking and City Tram Tour:

This tour has a combination of walking and the use of a very convenient Public Transport system otherwise known as the City Tram.  Nagasaki City is not very vehicle friendly with its limited parking and hilly terrain, thus this type of tour will allow us to see more attractions within a limited timeframe.

We will head to either a preset course of attractions that can be customized to allow you to choose which destinations that would like to visit on the day. A customized tour comes in handy especially when weather is an issue and more indoor locations would be more convenient.



The incredible Peace Park

Tour B
Full day Private Nagasaki and Shimabara Peninsular Driving Tour:


The emphasis of this tour is to allow the customer to diversify their choices and create an opportunity to see more sights within a longer time frame. The Shimabara Peninsular in particular is loaded with many different attractions and one can feel satisfied once the tour is finished as many interesting places have been visited.

Light refreshments and drinks as well as lunch are provided in a relaxed environment within an air conditioned vehicle. Generally pick up times are around 8am and drop off times are at 5 to 6pm.

Lots of smiles and greetings at Shimabara Castle

Below is a sample itinerary of our most popular Tour:

Full day Nagasaki City and Shimabara Peninsular Experience:


1) Pick up at the Nagasaki Port upon disembarkation from the Ship

Nagasaki Port 



2) Drive East to the Isahaya Spectacle Bridge Park: Click the link below for more info:

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3) A quick stop at the Unique Bus Stops of Konagai:  Click on the link below for more info:

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4) Continue on to the Isahaya Bay Dike Road:  Click on the link below for more info:

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5) The next location is the Shimabara Castle:  Click on the links below for more info:

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6) Just around the corner is the Samurai Street:  Click on the link below for more info:

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7) A visit to a local restaurant / supermarket for tours who choose the lunch option:

Comfortable Seating


8) Then we head to the preserved houses destroyed by the Volcano.  Click on the link below for more info:

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9) If time is on our side, a photo opportunity is available at the Onokoba Elementary School.  Click on the link below for more info:

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10)  From here we will head up the mountain to the Unzen Hell ponds. Click on the link below for more info:

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11)  The next destination is the highlight of the tour.  The Obama Foot Baths.  Click on the link below for more info:

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12)  A quick stop at the Tachibana Shrine for a Shinto Blessing is on the agenda.  Click on the link below for more info:

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13)  This is the last stop on the Shimabara Peninsular, now we head back to Nagasaki City and the all important Peace Park and optional Atomic Bomb Museum.  Click on the links below for more info:

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14)  Finally, if time is still on our side we will head up to Mount Inasayama to get a birdseye view of Nagasaki City and the Harbor below.  Click on the links below for more info:

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15)  Drop off (on time) back at the Nagasaki Port Terminal:

Thanks for a great day!


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If the above Full Day Nagasaki City and Shimabara Driving Tour isn`t to your liking and a different experience is required please check out my 3rd Tour option below:


Tour C
Full Day Nagasaki City and Northern Nagasaki History/ Cultural Tour:


1) Pick up at the Nagasaki Port upon disembarkation from the Ship




2) We head to the all important Peace Park and optional Atomic Bomb Museum.  Click on the links below for more info:

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3)  Take a 1 hour drive North to the Sakai Bridge and surrounding Parks for a relaxing picnic.  Click on the link below for more info:

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4)  Visit the nearby Hario Radio Towers and see where the message to bomb Pearl Harbor was originally sent from.  Click on the link below for more info:

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5)  After a small drive we will come to the technology part of the Tour and explore the Robot Themed Hotel called the Henna Hotel at Huis Ten Bosch, a Dutch themed attraction in Sasebo, Nagasaki.  Click on the link below for more info:

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6)  Another short drive will bring us to a Bomb Shelter that was used during WW2 that we will explore as a group.  Click on the link below for more info:


7)  Next is one of the Cultural Highlights of the Tour which involves a Sake Tasting at a Traditional Japanese Rice Wine Brewery.  Another picnic stop in the beautiful gardens is part of the experience. Click on the link below to see more info:

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8)  Then we are off to another historical WW2 Site which is the Abandoned Torpedo and Submarine Training Facility.  Click on the link below for more info:

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9)  The second Cultural experience of the day will be a visit to the Ceramic Park in Hasami Town, the Pottery Capital of Nagasaki.  Click on the links below to see more info:

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10)  Finally, we will head back to Nagasaki City and head to Mount Inasayama to get a birdseye view of Nagasaki City and the Harbor below.  Click on the links below for more info:

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15)  Drop off (on time) back at the Nagasaki Port Terminal:

Another magnificent tour was had with Tour Nagasaki