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Address: 6-1 Dejimamachi, Nagasaki 850-0862, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 95-821-7200
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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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A bit of history

Dejima was originally a small island inhabited by foreigners. The old homes have been preserved along a main street. Historical notes are in English and Japanese. It is well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Doreen O
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a really great place to just chill out near the water in the shade under a tree. There are a bunch of trees everywhere creating shade so it can be a fun day to just relax and read a book in the grass or play sports with friends. It's widespread and beautiful, I went here often to just hang... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting in places but still being developed. There is obviously a difficulty in finding original artefacts and it's a bit like reading a book.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the history of this place. Entry fee only 510 yen, worth it. This place explained how the Dutch came to Nagasaki to do trading and was put in this island. Quite a no of exhibition halls. Don't miss it if you are visiting Nagasaki.

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Thank Josephine S
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dejima was originally a small island inhabited by foreigners. The old homes have been preserved along a main street. Historical notes are in English and Japanese. It is well worth a visit and is on the streetcar line.

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Thank Doreen O
Smallwood NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the time when Japan was closed to foreigners, they maintained trade only with the Dutch. This area is a restoration of the actual buildings and gives an idea of the realities of this relationship. It is still being restored and will be nicer when done. A good second attraction to combine with Atom Bomb museum if spending one day... More 

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Thank naarlondon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Dejima's history is a fascinating example of how the world operated before aeroplanes and the internet made international trade so much easier. Built to stop foreign traders from "officially" setting foot in Japan, the very small artificial island contains several large buildings offering detailed glimpses at the past, with models, tools and displays. Even young children will find Dejima fascinating,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Being Dutch, of course we had to visit Dejima. The houses are open to enter, which gives the opportunity to imagine life in those days. Some of the buildings are still under construction, but there is enough to see.

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Thank Guitaravaganza
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

While rainy weather and time were against us, we enjoyed the hour or so we had to visit this reconstructed Dutch trading settlement. That the local folk insisted on keeping the foreigners on their own island and restricting the interactions between to Japanese and trading folk provided an insight into the view of the outside world by the Japanese of... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

What a great place to visit. We spent the morning exploring the restored/rebuilt buildings of Dejima and then enjoyed lunch in the old club house that has links to the glover family whose garden we visited the day before. I've worked for a Dutch company for the last 20 years or so, so the revelation that Dejima was the only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

had a short stroll along Dejima wharf and had sashimi don lunch in one of the restaurants, nice place to chill.

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