Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. © touristinjapan.com
Attractions, Chugoku, Hiroshima

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is dedicated to remembering the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. It serves to document the tragic attack and to tell the stories of the horrors experienced by the survivors. Numerous objects and photos are displayed, giving a very visual and frightening insight into what happened in Hiroshima on August …

Hiroshima Peace Park. © touristinjapan.com
Hiroshima, Parks and Gardens

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (Hiroshima Heiwa Kinen Kōen) located in central Hiroshima is a park dedicated to remembering the nuclear attack on the city in 1945, and those who died during or following the bombing. The park, which is one of Hiroshima’s most visited sites, contains a large number of monuments, museums and memorials. The …

Nagasaki 1 day itinerary. © touristinjapan.com
Itineraries, Kyushu, Nagasaki

Nagasaki 1-day itinerary

Nagasaki City (population: 412,000), in Nagasaki Prefecture on the western side of Kyushu, is a city full of history. Across the world Nagasaki is known for being the second city ever to be hit by an atomic bomb. However, even before that time, Nagasaki was known world wide. For centuries this southern port city was the only place …

Night View from Mount Inasa, Nagasaki. © touristinjapan.com
Attractions, Kyushu, Nagasaki

Mount Inasa, Nagasaki Night View

Mount Inasa (Inasayama) is a small mountain located on the western side of Nagasaki City. It offers one of Japans 3 best night views, and is completely free. Mount Inasa is relatively close to downtown Nagasaki, and is easily accessible by a scenic ropeway. The 333 meter high Mount Inasa is located very near Nagasaki‘s …

Kofuku-ji temple, Nagasaki. © touristinjapan.com
Kyushu, Nagasaki, Temples and Shrines

Kofuku-ji Temple

Kofuku-ji (興福寺), located in Nagasaki’s temple town district, was the first Obaku Zen temple in Japan. It was established in 1620 by a Chinese priest, as a place to pray for the safety of seafarers. It’s Chinese architecture makes Kofuku-ji stand out among Japanese temples and shrines. When entering Kofuku-ji temple it will quickly be …