Dejima

Dejima, Nagasaki: Hours, Address, Dejima Reviews: 4/5

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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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Hiroaki Kaneko
Tokyo, Japan2,163 contributions
Very important to understand the relationship between Europe in the Edo period
Jan 2020
長崎の江戸の歴史の象徴の一つと言うべき観光スポットです。とは言え総面積は約1万5千平方メートルと東京ドームの約3分の1にすぎず、展示を吟味せず周回するだけなら1時間とかかりません。施設内は展示がほとんどであり体験コーナーに類するアトラクションが少ないため、小さな子供は退屈してしまうかもしれません。それでも、江戸時代で唯一欧米に対し開かれた場所がここであるため、当時の欧米の文化や日本との関りを知る上で貴重な史料が多く存在することは間違いなく、歴史好きの人は必ず訪れるべきところだと思います。
観光客を呼び込むための無駄にゴテゴテした派手な演出は無く、淡々と往年の様相を今に伝えようとしているため、味気無さは感じるかもしれませんが想像を掻き立てさせられます。海外からの観光客にも知ってもらうための工夫もあり、多言語による展示も充実しています。

It is a tourist spot that should be called one of the symbols of the history of Edo period in Nagasaki. However, The total area of the facility is only about 15,000 square meters, about one-third the size of Tokyo Dome, and it will take you less than an hour just to go around without examining the exhibits. Since the facility is mostly exhibitions and there are few attractions similar to hands-on corners, small children may get bored. Even so, Dejima was the only place in the Edo period that was open to the Europe, so there are undoubtedly many valuable historical documents that can be used to understand the culture of the West at that time and its relationship with Japan, making it a must-visit for history buffs.
There is no needlessly flashy staging to attract tourists, but rather a simple attempt to tell the story of the past in the present. There is also an effort to make the museum more accessible to tourists from overseas, and there is a full range of exhibits in various languages.
Written December 31, 2020
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Dom
Germany23 contributions
Excellent Place for Foreigners to Feel History
Nov 2020 • Solo
It's a very fascinating place. Considering that this small island was the only place in Japan that any foreigners could live, they made it work like a country, almost a selfcontained system. Huge recommendation especially for foreigners to see how our ancestors interacted with Japan! It's also a kind of weird and unique mix of Japanese and Western cultures.
Written December 5, 2020
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK1,931 contributions
Given an Hour, it maybe worth a visit - We had 20 minutes - plain daft
Oct 2019
A preserved Museum to a strange period in Nagasaki's History. Built c.1636 as a man-made Island to originally segregate the Portuguese from the Japanese and exert control over their Missionary activities, and then, when the Portuguese were thrown-out, the Dutch was sectioned and hemmed in here.

Clarity over this was not apparent, so we were left wondering whether this was an example of Religious, Race, Cultural, or Language persecution or what. I guess that is up to the individual's interpretation.

A brief wander around, took some pics, stepped inside a couple of the Rooms / Houses & left for the Journey back to Fukuoka.
Written September 18, 2020
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TWHK
Hong Kong, China173 contributions
Take some time to go there
Jan 2020
We can see the replica of the buildings for the foreign traders at that time, another way to learn the history of Nagasaki
Written August 5, 2020
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Gille4Travel
Tokyo, Japan66 contributions
Beautiful and informative recreation of the former Dutch tradepost
Jul 2020 • Family
High quality and investigative restauration of the former Dutch trade post in Nagasaki. Explanations available in multiple languages. very attentive staff.
Written July 20, 2020
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Geoff B
Sydney, Australia203 contributions
An excellent historical spot (early European settlement in Japan)
Mar 2020
Thus is the re-make of the original Dutch settlement on edge of the old Nagasaki harbour. Was a locally built island JUST for the Europeans, has been realistically restored. Excellent historic exhibits and rooms made to look like they originally were utilised (stores or living). At the far end of the street is a model of the island n' buildings and shows you just how small (n' compact) it all was then.

Established in 1500's and lasted till mid 1800's and was the "sugar route" into the rest of Japan. Imports were sugar, tobacco and (early on) even silk from China.
Written March 27, 2020
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,700 contributions
I found Dejima to be very interesting!
Feb 2020
Dejima was a Dutch trading post a couple hundred years ago built on an island right here in Nagasaki. Although now only building prints remain of the original structures, the city has done a great job at recreating this town into an open air museum for us to enjoy and see how life was like during the 1600-1800's. The museum is larger then I expected, and almost every building has displays. The displays vary from archaeological finds to recreations of the inside of the buildings. Entrance fee was very reasonable and Dejima is easy to get to. I actually learned a lot here at this museum, I had no idea trade was so big in this region. Overall, I think this museum deserves at least an hour of your time to check out the buildings and displays.
Written February 10, 2020
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Luvingmywine
182 contributions
Small Glimpse of History
Nov 2019
Glad we went to this very small section of Nagasaki, which is about 1 city block wide, if that much. Neat to see, if you go, check out the sugar storage building where you can make your own cotton candy (with assistance of course).
Written December 18, 2019
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Walking Tourist
Singapore25 contributions
Not that special for dinner
Nov 2019 • Couples
We went for dinner to the Dejima waterfront. It was a bit tacky. One can get better food in the many back streets of Nagasaki. The historical areas are interesting nonetheless.
Written November 11, 2019
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Werner W
Vienna69 contributions
Curious little „town“
Nov 2019
It is interesting to see this „island town“ and to realize how the Dutch people were living there restricted to stay on this island.
Written November 8, 2019
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