Nagasaki is the capital and biggest port city on Kyushu Island, Japan. It became the seat of Portuguese and Dutch influence during the 16th-19th centuries, and the Christian Sites in the city have been proposed for inscription on UNESCO World Heritage List. During the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War, part of Nagasaki sheltered a major Imperial Japanese Navy base. The name of the city means "long cape". As of January 1, 2009 Nagasaki has an estimated population of 446,000 and a population density of 1,100 inhabitants per km2. Its total area is 406 km2.
After in 1638 the Portuguese were thrown out of Japan, the Dutch were the only foreigners that had the permission to remain on Dejima Island (currently connected to the city). On August 9, 1945, three days after Hiroshima was ruined, a US Army Air Force plane released an atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki. About 30% of the city was destroyed, 66,000 people were injured or killed.
In Hypocenter Park, a black monolith stands to mark the epicenter of the explosion. A charred section of the Urakami Cathedral has also been saved. In Peace Park, a Buddha-like Statue of Peace holds out hand out in an appeal to cease the madness of war. The Atomic Bomb Museum depicts Nagasaki before and after the explosion.
Other places of interest include reconstructed Fukusai-ji (Nagasaki Kannon) Temple in Nishizaka District, nearby Shofuku-ji Temple and earlier, more elegant, structure which survived the 1945 blast. Worth visiting are also Spectacles Bridge and Glover Gardens that contain 4 of Nagasaki's earliest and prettiest stately homes of the 20th century. Acclaimed as the oldest Western-style structures in Japan, the park is named after Thomas Glover, a Scotsman whose home is the oldest and who played a central role in the introduction of Industrial Revolution to Japan.
During season 2018, Port Nagasaki handled 267 cruise ship calls, of which 262 were international ships from 21 different companies. Berth bookings for 2019 dropped to 250, mainly due to decreased Chinese passenger shipping traffic. In 2020, Port Nagasaki will celebrate its 450th anniversary.
Nagasaki cruise terminal
Cruise ships in Nagasaki dock at Matsugae Pier, located near downtown - easily walking (10 min) distance from Glover Garden. Port Nagasaki has a total of 10 wharfs that can berth cruise liners.
Taxis at the cruise terminal are also available.
Port Nagasaki cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Nagasaki, Japan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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The Nagasaki cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Nagasaki, Japan.
If you lose the Nagasaki location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
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