ONSEN IN NAGASAKI PREFECTURE
The whole prefecture is rich in hot springs (onsen), some of which are renowned through the country. Hot springs can be found at 30 locations.
Among these resorts is a theme park known as “Huis Ten Bosch”, where the streets of the Netherlands have been recreated. The theme park is popular among many Japanese visitors as well as Chinese and Korean tourists.
Glover Garden is a park built for Thomas Blake Glover, a Scottish entrepreneur who contributed to the modernization of Japan in shipbuilding, coal mining, and many other fields. In it stands the Glover Residence, the oldest Western style house surviving in Japan and the city’s foremost tourist attraction. Located on a hillside overlooking Nagasaki harbour, it was completed in 1863 and is designated as an Important Cultural Asset. As the house and its surroundings are reminiscent of Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly (set in Nagasaki in 1904), it is also known as the “Madame Butterfly House”.
Statues of Puccini and the singer Miura Tamaki, famous for her role as Cio-Cio-san in the opera, stand in the park near the house.
- From Tokyo Haneda Airport to Nagasaki Airport (1h50) or from Tokyo Station via Hakata to Nagasaki Station by train (7h)
- From Osaka Kansai International Airport to Nagasaki Airport (1h10) or from Shin-Osaka via Hakata to Nagasaki Station by train (4h30)
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