There is no denying that Nagasaki’s intense and turbulent history has forever marked it as a distinct destination. Exploring the city grants you an important opportunity to learn first-hand about the city’s previous struggles however there is so much more to Nagasaki today. You will also find it to be a vibrant and compelling city full of diverse charm, with modern energy that embraces the past while looking toward the future. With so much on offer, it’s fair to say Nagasaki is a treasure chest of international history, and the best place in Japan to explore Japan’s meeting with the western world. Here’s how you can make the most of two days in one of Japan’s most dynamic destinations.