Visiting Nagasaki was my dream since… I don’t even remember when.
Back in the days when I just started watching anime, I got pretty obsessed with an anime about shinigami (gods of death) called «Yami no Matsuei» (Descendants of Darkness). I gathered everything related I could: all the possible releases of the anime, all the volumes of manga I could find (it wasn’t easy back then!), listened to the OST 24/7… Did I mention I was also in love with the main character (tehe /shy)? My ultimate goal was to visit some day the locations where some of the action in anime and manga took place (it included Nagasaki, Kyoto and some other places). After so many years, I finally did!
★ First of all, of course, Nagasaki Peace Park and Atomic Bomb museum. It is so worth visiting, I can’t say enough.
★ Top of mount Inasa for the gorgeous night view of the city. Japan’s third best, btw. Warning: it is freaking cold and windy on the top (unless you’re visiting in summer, I assume).
★ MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE OF THE WHOLE TRIP: Oura Church (already did some squeeing about it in my previous post). Majestic.
★ Glover Garden. Beautiful, peaceful, totally recommend.
★ Megane Bridge. Because it’s cute! (⌐■_■)
★ Dejima Island (which is not an island anymore…). It was very interesting to find out how Japan opened up a tiny little window to the outside world and how many good (and possibly bad) changes it brought.
Unfortunately we were unable to visit the famous Gunkanjima (an abandoned island), because of our poor trip planning skills (all the spots on the boat tours were already taken)… maybe next time.