WALKING AND TRAM TOUR OF NAGASAKI (World Tour 2020)

  • Port

    Nagasaki

  • Level of difficulties

    Difficult

  • Type

    Cultural, Lunch not included

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR95.0

  • Duration in hours

    5

  • Shore excursion code

    6492

Description An unusual tour to discover the symbols of Nagasaki on foot and by tram. The stops along this pleasant cultural walk include places of remembrance commemorating the atomic tragedy including the interesting museum and famous Peace Park as well as a visit to the Urakami Christian church, a point of reference for the Catholics living in the city.

What we will see
  • Ride on a city tram
  • Sannō Jinja shrine door, symbol of the nuclear tragedy
  • Atomic Bomb Museum and Ground Zero
  • Peace Park and sculptures
  • Urakami Catholic church


What we will do
  • We set off from the port for a 10 minute stroll to the nearby tram station. We board a tram that provides a glimpse of everyday life in Nagasaki while taking us to the first stop on our tour.
  • We arrive at theSannō Jinja shrine door, one of the symbols of the tragedy that hit the city on August 9th, 1945. It is located approximately 800 metres from where the bomb exploded yet one of the two supporting columns remained intact, almost as a sign of hope to the survivors.
  • We move on to the Atomic Bomb Museum, where 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 withGround Zero, where a black monolith marks the hypo-centre, and Peace Park. 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.
  • We continue our walk to the Urakami Catholic church, which was erected in 1914 and rebuilt in 1959 after the devastation caused by the atomic bomb. It is still considered the most beautiful Romanesque style church in the orient and was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1981.
  • After a short visit, we get the tram back to the station and walk to the port.

What you need to know
  • This excursion includes a walk that last approximately 5 hours. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
  • Dress code that is appropriate for the places of worship to be visited is recommended.