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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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Well restored

Although you won't see any of the original buildings, the restoration is quite good and the exhibits have informative signs. Worth a look.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Although you won't see any of the original buildings, the restoration is quite good and the exhibits have informative signs. Worth a look.

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Walk all the way to the end and view the garden. When we were there, there were not only cherry blossoms, but tulips - what a picture. The display of Dutch settlers was well done and informative. I loved it.

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Tokyo
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This mock up of the original Dutch living quarters is well worth a visit. It essentially used to be a very small island that non-Japanese (mainly Dutch) were confined to during the 17th to 19th centuries. It's not very well advertised and I happen to come across it when making my way to a hotel. It has extensive, and comprehensive,... More 

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Aomori, Japan
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57 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Dejima, as all visitors learn, was once its own island and of strategic historical importance to both the region and Japan. Now that Dejima has been incorporated into Nagasaki City as as result of landfill projects,however, and with streetcars clanging by just outside the front gate, I had a hard time picturing and appreciating the heritage and overall feel of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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66 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Dejima went through carefully-managed restoratiion work to preserve artifacts and building structures from Dutch settlement. Some exhibits are miniature depicting cultures in that era. This tour gives you some basic historical info on how Japan's international trade had evolved in the past.

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HONG KONG
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70 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I did not pay to get in but took some photos of the Dutch houses from the outside. A nice walk around the area (Chinatown is nearby)

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This dutch outpost restoration is full of interesting artefacts from the early Dutch settlement, it provides an insight into the trade between Japan and the west. A must seefor anytraveller to Nagasaki. Allow 2- 3 hours. Visiting in April will allow you to see both tulips and cherry blossoms.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

The historic buildings of Dejima provide interesting insights into a fascinating period of Japanese history. The buildings are somewhat plain in themselves, it is the story that goes with them that makes them interesting. Dejima is very much a work-in-progress so it should get more attractive in the next few months and years.

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Singapore, Singapore
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

It's only unique because it's a small block of old Dutch houses in the middle of a modern city. Shows the link to the past where they allowed only the Dutch to trade Good for a quick visit but better off finding other scenic spots or walking over to the next block, which is China town. They charge for admission!

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Kurashiki, Japan
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65 attraction reviews
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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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