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IN A FEW WORDS

Japan's only window to the west

DESCRIPTION

Dejima

500¥ 8:00 - 18:00

Dejima was the only port open to western trade during Japan's period of National Isolation, from 1633 to 1853, when no foreigners were allowed in the country. It was a small fan-shaped artificial island built in 1636, where western sailors and merchants were kept in order to prevent any interaction with locals and keep them from spreading Catholicism.

When the foreign policy restrictions were abolished, Dejima ceased to serve as Japan's only window to the west and was slowly merged into Nagasaki, as the harbor was expanded by land reclamation. Since the year 2000 Dejima has been under intense reconstruction in order to restore its historical value and many of the original buildings have already been rebuilt to look as they did in the 19th century.

HOW TO GET THERE

Nagasaki Station

Nagasaki Tram No.1
5 min. 120¥

Dejima



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Dejima is located just in front of Dejima tram stop and is visited on foot.

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