About Nagasaki

On Nagasaki cruises you can look forward to rich cosmopolitan atmosphere and the beautiful seaside scenery.

Standing over the Nakashima River is Japans first Chinese-style stone bridge, the Spectacle Bridge, which reflects as ovals on the surface of the water. It is said that bridges here were only built on roads that led to temples, ornate structures that still adorn many of the streets.

Etched in the memory of Nagasaki is the 1945 atomic bomb that destroyed much of the city. Today it still lingers in poignant reminders, such as Peace Park and the A-Bomb Museum, all part of our Nagasaki cruise shore excursions.


Shore excursions in Nagasaki

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Memorial and Mount Inasa Cable Car

Activity medium

Duration: 4½ hours

Explore Nagasaki’s Peace Memorial Park and Atomic Bomb Museum and enjoy fabulous views during a cable car ride on Mount Inasa.

Embark on a journey of discovery, as you drive through the city of Nagasaki to the Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Museum.

On the 9th August 1945, Nagasaki became the 2nd city to suffer a nuclear attack. The Peace Memorial Park is located near Ground Zero, the centre of the blast, and is home to a beautiful memorial fountain and the 30 foot Statue of Peace. With your guide you’ll visit the Atomic Bomb Museum, which displays photos taken from around the city immediately after the atomic blast, as well as artefacts that survived the explosion.

Back onboard your coach, you’ll pass by the famed one-legged Torii Gate en route to the Mount Inasa Cable Car. At 1093 feet above sea level, Inasa is the best viewpoint in Nagasaki. Hop aboard the cable car to experience fabulous panoramic views over the beautiful harbour and City.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. This tour includes approximately 2½ hours of walking with some steps to negotiate. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This excursion is not suitable for those with limited mobility. Please remember to take local currency for any purchases. This tour includes sensitive material including graphic pictures and displays on the atrocities of war. Mount Inasa Cable Car is not wheelchair accessible. View from Mt Inasa is weather dependent. The order of visits may vary.

Panoramic Nagasaki

Activity low

Duration: 2 hours

Take in the sights of Nagasaki on this scenic drive of the city.

From the comfort of your coach at Mount Inasa, enjoy a panoramic view of Nagasaki, its deep-water bay and the surrounding hills. Downtown, pass the Atomic Bomb Museum, Urakami Catholic Church and the one-legged Torii Gate.

Stop for a short time at the Peace Memorial Park, located near Ground Zero, the centre of the blast, and home to a beautiful memorial fountain and the Peace Statue. Sculptor, Seibou Kitamura, a citizen of Nagasaki prefecture, created the statue as a symbol of the divine love and mercy of Buddha. Every year on 9th August a peace memorial ceremony is conducted in front of the statue and a peace declaration is made to the people of the world.

Approximately one-third of Nagasaki city was destroyed and 150,000 people killed or injured. It was said at the time that this area would be devoid of vegetation for 75 years. Now, the hypocentre remains as an international peace park and a symbol of the aspiration for world harmony.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. There is very little walking involved in this tour. Only Japanese Yen will be accepted by local vendors. The order of visits may vary. At Mount Inasa Lookout point, you can enjoy the panoramic view from the bus. You will not be able to get off the bus for the photo due to traffic regulations.

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