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Address: 6-1 Dejimamachi, Nagasaki 850-0862, Nagasaki Prefecture
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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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How the Netherlands opened trade with the East

This was surprisingly open at half past six in the evening, and is free 1800-2100. The catch is that none of the buildings are open. However, it was very unexpected to see this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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Sydney, Australia
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156 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Given that this is a work in progress, it will nearly be a century from conception to completion, it was really impressive It clearly showed the importance of this Dutch outpost and its significance over two centuries The recreated buildings and displays have enough English to explain their role/function and importance The obviously newer audiovisual displays are excellent and can... More 

Thank Rotiman1
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was surprisingly open at half past six in the evening, and is free 1800-2100. The catch is that none of the buildings are open. However, it was very unexpected to see this little enclave of largely reconstructed buildings surrounded by the usual high-rise, and there is an excellent outdoor display giving information about how the Dutch and Japanese influenced... More 

Thank johnnychips
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum about the trade history of Japan with the Netherlands. Nice location at the water.

Thank Anouk v
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Compared to other landmarks in Nagasaki, I think this place is underwhelming. It feels too artificial although they tried to emulate what it should look like in history. You could put this as a place to go if you have the time, but not a must go for sure

Thank OddEye
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Dejima was quite underwhelming. The original Dejima was a small fan-shaped island built by the local merchants first to house Portuguese merchants and later converted into a Dutch trading post. Now, it feels like a reconstructed movie set, and after a while, the structures and building kind of look and feel similar. Granted there were historical exhibits and some were... More 

Thank Sherry T
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Great experience walking around the recreated Dutch trading post which is pretty well done. The island provides some insight into the day to day life in addition to being a nice walk through the area. Plenty of opportunities to part with your cash as well in various forms if you so wish.

Thank Rick H
Sasebo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a small Dutch trading post located in Nagasaki Japan. It is mostly rebuilt to show what it would have been like but there are some areas that are original. It was pretty cool seeing what was done years ago. Kids are able to try and get six stamps while looking in all the buildings.

Thank Bobio1080
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

You can relax with a nice weather there. There are a lot of great restaurant there. The restaurants are located along the coast. You can find variety of food such as Japanese, Italian, American, etc.

Thank id911
Los Angeles
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Reviewed December 26, 2016

For about 200 years (about 1650 to 1850), foreigners were not allowed in Japan. The sole exception was a small man-made island, where a small contingent of Dutch were allowed to live and trade. The original town is almost entirely gone, but much of it has been reconstructed, complete with furniture. It is something of a tourist attraction, and costs... More 

Thank Eastonlow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Nagasaki is doing an amazing job of reconstructing the Dutch trading outpost that was an island in Nagasaki bay for 300 years before being filled in and built over decades ago. It's not quite done yet, but there is a lot to see. This is worth a trip to Nagasaki to see, and it's a must see if you're there.

Thank Joshua B

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