NAGASAKI BETWEEN HISTORY AND SHOPPING (World Tour 2020)

  • Port

    Nagasaki

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Cultural, Shopping, Meal included

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR180.0

  • Duration in hours

    6.5

  • Shore excursion code

    6167

Description A tour dedicated to Nagasaki where more intense moments in the places of the tragedy caused by the atomic bomb which still shows signs of the devastation alternate with more fun times spent shopping and visiting the wealthy homes in Glover Garden.

What we will see
  • Atomic Bomb Museum
  • Peace Park and Ground Zero
  • Shopping and lunch
  • Amazing homes in Glover Garden


What we will do
  • We leave the port behind us headed to the first stop on our tour, the Atomic Bomb Museum. * We quietly move among the artefacts collected as a testimony of the infamous day, including a clock that stopped at 11:02 am, the time of the catastrophe. The museum aims at being an ode to peace while at the same time serving as a warning to all humanity.
  • We continue with Peace Park and Ground Zero, where a black monolith marks the hypo-centre. Our gaze rests on the bronze Peace Statue that looks as it is referring to the threat coming from the sky as well as to a desire for peace. The Fountain of Peace was built in front of the sculpture in 1969. The flowing water symbolizes life that does not stop and the rebirth of the city. As we stroll around the park, we find many other sculptures and plaques that have been donated to the city from other countries all over the world.
  • The atmosphere changes as we reach the Hamano-machi shopping mall, where we have lunch in one of its many restaurants. Shopping lovers can find practically anything here, from artefacts to luxury items, and can even take advantage of tax-free purchases.
  • After about two hours of free time, we return to the coach and head off to Glover Garden, located on a hill where we find the old residences of western merchants who settled here at the end of the Japanese isolation period in the 19th century. It is named after Thomas Blake Glover, a Scottish merchant who contributed to developing the shipbuilding industry during the Edo period and who also played a key role in the revolts against the Shogun. The tour gives us an idea of the wealth of the people living here, but also provides us with amazing views over the bay.
  • Afterwards, we have some time for a spot of shopping before returning to the port.

What you need to know
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.