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The Tips For Travellers podcast helps you make the most of your precious vacation time and money with first-hand travel inspiration, advice and tips from travel expert, author, blogger and YouTuber Gary Bembridge.

Jul 18, 2016

In this episode Gary Bembridge of, provides a historical overview, need-to-know facts as well as inspiration, advice and tips for visiting Nagasaki in Japan.

Nagasaki is best known for being the last city that was subject to a nuclear bomb. It happened on 9 August 1945 during WWII when the Americans dropped it, destroying most of the city and killing and injuring over 100,000 people. What fewer people know is that Pucci's famous opera "Madame Butterfly" was set in the city.

There is more to the city than just memorials and reminders of that event. It is a city that welcomed, and had long links, with the West even when Japan followed an isolation policy. I found it to be a pretty, welcoming city that has gorgeous parks, historical buildings and great museums. The podcast explores all of this.

Must-see and Must-Do covered in the podcast:

  • Atomic Bomb Museum.
  • Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall.
  • Atomic Bomb Hypocentre.
  • Nagasaki Peace Park.
  • One-legged Torii Gate.
  • Mount Inasa Lookout.
  • Glover Garden.
  • Oura Catholic Church.
  • Deijima.
  • Kofukuji Temple.
  • 25 Matyrs Memorial.


This episode was supported by DK Eyewitness Travel Guides (USA listeners) (UK listeners)