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Secret gems of Nagasaki
Secret gems of Nagasaki
Secret gems of Nagasaki
Secret gems of Nagasaki
Secret gems of Nagasaki
Secret gems of Nagasaki

Tour Of Secret Nagasaki

3 hours

Secret gems of Nagasaki

Through a local’s eyes, you’ll see the parts of Nagasaki often overshadowed by its devastating past.

  • From 38.13 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Private Transportation on Request

  • Can tailor to disabilities

  • Hosted in English

What you'll do

Peek behind the heavy curtain of Nagasaki’s tragic past, and open your eyes to the beauty of the city as seen by its locals. From following your host past Dutch Slope (housing Western residences from the late 1800s) to seeking out Daion Ji temple’s statue of a Buddha and child – a reference to the Christian Madonna – your host will show you how cultures in Nagasaki conflate rather than clash. Visit landmarks with secrets of their own, like Daitoku-ji temple’s great camphor tree (the biggest in Nagasaki, with a temple tucked away between the roots and branches) or listen to legends of samurai warriors at the Teramachi cemetery, where centuries of stories lay sleeping amongst moss-covered stones and trees.

Secret gems of Nagasaki
Secret gems of Nagasaki
Secret gems of Nagasaki
Secret gems of Nagasaki
Secret gems of Nagasaki
Secret gems of Nagasaki
Secret gems of Nagasaki
Secret gems of Nagasaki

Where you’ll go

In the heart of Nagasaki, along the eastern bank of Uragami River, your local insider will lead you from the city’s internationally-influenced neighborhoods in the south to its traditional Japanese districts further north, showing you the effortless ways these two sides of Nagasaki meet and influence each other. You’ve heard of Nagasaki’s Chinatown, but with a local insider you’ll instead explore the old Chinese residential district. Forego the well-trodden tourist trail in favor of the narrow, beautiful streets of Maruyama, and see the big Buddha in Kotaiji temple. With your local insider sharing stories of Nagasaki’s past, reflect on your journey at the Kazagashira view platform, one of the best viewpoints in the city.

    • Let a local insider lead you off the tourist trail to explore Nagasaki’s secret side
    • Forego museums and memorials in favor of this port city’s fascinating, internationally-influenced history
    • See Nagasaki’s biggest tree and one of its oldest restaurants
    • Stop off at one of the city’s most beautiful viewpoints, where you’ll see your path snaking below
    • Have your local host recommend other unique things to see and do in Nagasaki
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 3 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
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  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
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