Nagasaki Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on Kyushu Island. The capital is the city of Nagasaki.
During the 16th century, Catholic missionaries and traders from Portugal arrived and centerd in Hirado and Nagasaki. From then, Nagasaki became a major economic force for foreign trade, and major military base and shipbuilding center.
On August 9, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, and extensively damaged other parts of the city. Roughly 39,000 people were killed, including 27,778 Japanese munitions workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers.
Unzen Onsen is famous for Onsen and you can walk around Jigoku.
One of the most impressive and curious places in Nagasaki is the Sanno Shrine because the main torii (gateway to the shrine) maintains only one pillar.
In the prefecture of Nagasaki there is a Shintoist Shrine of great historical importance. Its name is Suwa Shrine. Tokugawa shogun built it to expel Christians.
Shimabara is a Japanese city located in the northeastern part of the Shimabara Peninsula, encompassing the Ariake Valley to the east and Mount Unzen (including Fugendake) to the west, in Nagasaki Prefecture.
Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki
In Nagasaki, very close to the epicenter of the explosion, there is the Atomic Bomb Museum.
Nagasaki Peace Park
One of the most emotional places in all of Japan, located in Nagasaki, a few minutes walk from the atomic bomb museum, is "Nagasaki Peace Park", in Japanese "Nagasaki Heiwa Koen", which commemorates the victims of the atomic bombing in Nagasaki.
Monument to the 26 Martyrs
Nagasaki prefecture since the 1500s has had a long history with Christianity, being today one of the few places where Christianity has any weight in the lives of residents.
City of Nagasaki
The city of Nagasaki is one of the two cities that was bombed by the atomic bomb during the Second World War, but this fact overshadows its history as an ancient point of contact with the Portuguese and the Dutch.