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Dejima

Address: 6-1 Dejimamachi, Nagasaki 850-0862, Nagasaki Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 95-821-7200
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Ranked #15 of 145 Attractions in Nagasaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: An artificial island to which Dutch workers were restricted during Japan's era of isolation, the...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Kurashiki, Japan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
60 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

You can't beat its location - directly across from Dejima tram stop. If you don't go in and look at all the exhibits, you have no idea what you're missing, especially if you're interested in history! As a history-lover, I couldn't get enough of the informative, fascinating, detailed exhibits. I spent much more time there than I had originally anticipated.... More 

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Purrmerend
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189 reviews 189 reviews
62 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Dutch had a monopoly for hunderds of years with Japan for foreign trade. They stayed on this island for quite a while. The ships only came 3 months a year, the rest of the time they where isolated on this island. Fascinating!

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Dejima is a former island where the Portuguese first set up their foot hold in Japan and after their ouster by the Shogun, the Dutch. Over the last 500 years, the waters around the island were filled and the island was "lost." Nagasaki government is in the process of restoring the island with nice displays and eventually Dejima will once... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Dejima is a rebuilded small Dutch trading settlement on the old site of the settlement. From the outside it may not seem that interesting, but we loved the history inside. Every building has a small exhibition inside around a specific theme, and some buildings are furnitured like they used to be. We are interested in history and because it was... More 

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Gold Coast
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139 reviews 139 reviews
7 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Like the recent reviewer from Cologne, Germany (5 Oct '14) we were debating on whether or not to even go inside, given what we could see from the entrance...but we were so glad we did. We fortunate enough for two different volunteer tour guides to approach us - one at the entrance and another at the Chief Factor's Residence -... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Dejima is a very small Dutch village with an entrance fee of around 500 Yen. When you arrive at the entrance you can already see the houses and the small street though the "village". We took a photo from the entrance and left. Entering wasn't worth 500 Yen. It would have been a visit of about 5-10 min only.

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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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82 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

You'll need about 90 minutes if you go into every part of Dejima, its tiny! Be sure to take theNagasaki discount card which you should get from your hotel/hostel, this will give you an entrance rate of 250 Yen as opposed to the 510 Yen regular admittance. From the map it's more logical to start at the West Gate, but... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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193 reviews 193 reviews
45 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Fascinating insight into the lives of Dutch merchants during the period of Japanese isolationism. Buildings are well restored and the Audio tour well worthwhile

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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256 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I never heard of Dejima before coming to Nagasaki. I even walked right past it on a previous day. I did, however, know about the Dutch East India Company. To think that for more than 200 years this 3.7 acre island was Japan's window to the West and vice versa is astonishing. The fact that today it has been practically... More 

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Senior Contributor
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Dejima is really woth it. Then you can embark in the story of Portuguese and Dutch traders who went to Japan during the Edo Period. Dejima was once an island, and though it is no more, a major effort in recreating all the details has been done, with a lot of explanatory panels. I didn't no anything about this before... More 

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