Nagasaki Tips For Travellers Podcast #233

Nagasaki Peace Statue Japan

Nagasaki Peace Statue Japan

In this episode Gary Bembridge of, provides a historical overview, need-to-know facts as well as inspiration, advice and tips for visiting Nagasaki in Japan.

Nagasaki is best known for being the last city that was subject to a nuclear bomb. It happened on 9 August 1945 during WWII when the Americans dropped it, destroying most of the city and killing and injuring over 100,000 people. What fewer people know is that Pucci’s famous opera “Madame Butterfly” was set in the city.

There is more to the city than just memorials and reminders of that event. It is a city that welcomed, and had long links, with the West even when Japan followed an isolation policy. I found it to be a pretty, welcoming city that has gorgeous parks, historical buildings and great museums. The podcast explores all of this.

Nagasaki Japan

Must-see and Must-Do covered in the podcast:

  • Atomic Bomb Museum.
  • Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall.
  • Atomic Bomb Hypocentre.
  • Nagasaki Peace Park.
  • One-legged Torii Gate.
  • Mount Inasa Lookout.
  • Glover Garden.
  • Oura Catholic Church.
  • Deijima.
  • Kofukuji Temple.
  • 25 Matyrs Memorial.
Peace Fountain Nagasaki Japan

Peace Fountain Nagasaki Japan


Madam Butterfly Statue Nagasaki Japan

Madam Butterfly Statue Nagasaki Japan

This episode was supported by DK Eyewitness Travel Guides (USA listeners) (UK listeners)

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Peace Crane Garlands Nagasaki Japan

Peace Crane Garlands Nagasaki Japan


Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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