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Address: 6-1 Dejimamachi, Nagasaki 850-0862, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 95-821-7200
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Description: An artificial island to which Dutch workers were restricted during Japan's...
An artificial island to which Dutch workers were restricted during Japan's era of isolation, the area is now being restored and includes historical buildings, a museum and a miniature model of the former island.
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Not bad experience if you are in china town

place is ok.. not much to be seen., nearby is china town and a bit of small roads, restaurants etc.., so go on tram Stop 32 then walk round the area. the place is very near to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Small island built for Europeans to segregate them from isolationist Japan in the past. Rooms recreating period atmosphere and staff in costumes to take pictures with. Nice gift shop. Could do more with some atttactions like more people in costumes or a festival in the site.

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is one of the most interesting museums we have ever seen. You certainly get a feeling of living history being here. Nagasaki is a port city surrounding a U-shaped harbor with the city surrounded by mountains. In 1636 the Japanese built an artificial island in the harbor for foreigners. This was the only place in Japan foreigners could visit... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Since I'm interested in this part of history, I enjoyed it, but the place is still in development and not that much to see. If you are in the area, yes, but not worth sacrificing other attractions.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A constantly growing recreation of the island where Dutch traders lived, as the only outside contact with Japan for 200 years up to the mid 19th Century. Living history.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you are interested in Japanese history, you really should go to this place. The corporation between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Dutch VOC merchants was unique. The Japanese really did their best to bring history back to life. Respect for that. Dejima (or: Deshima) is very well connected to the trams and one can eat very good here. Of... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

place is ok.. not much to be seen., nearby is china town and a bit of small roads, restaurants etc.., so go on tram Stop 32 then walk round the area. the place is very near to stop 29 (Ohato) area near (You Me) shopping centre .

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holland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The Dejima area (a former isand) is an absolute must if you are in Nagasaki. Most intresting to see how the Japanese and the Dutch managed their relationship and trade for more than 2 centuries.

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Banjarmasin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Former Dutch concession, interesting area to learn and explore more history about Japan. The architecture and surrounding are nice to see.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Like little village with buildings and rooms of how people lived then Can also dress traditional Japanese and take pictures in rooms Part stil under construction

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Sullivan, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Having read accounts of Dejima by Dutch and Portuguese scientists, traders, and visitors , I found it very interesting to visit the very place. Restoration continues to make a national park accessible to Japanese and foreign visitors, offering architectural and museum displays that are quite interesting. Visitors can also rent period costumes for photographs. Some presentations are intended for children... More 

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