NAGASAKI WALKS / The Best Way to enjoy Nagasaki is a Short Trip with a Nagasaki local!


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Nagasaki Lantern Festival (Feb 5 - Feb 19, 2019)

Nagasaki Lantern Festival is held from February 5th to February 19th in 2019.

Shindenan Gardens[Autumn viewing period](Nov 22 - Dec 11, 2018)


Originally erected as a holiday home for the Edo-era Chinese junior interpreter, He Zhaojin (Gachoushin in Japanese), the Shindenan Gardens are open during autumn for public viewings. Take ad stroll to enjoy the surrounding autumnal colors. For an additional 500 yen, you can sip green tea in the garden's very own tea rooms.   


Address: Nagasaki City, Katafuchi 2-18-18

Access:  10 minutes walk from "Shindaiku-machi" Tram stop

Opening time: 9:00-16:30

Entrance Fee: 300yen(Adult)                               

Takengei [Traditional Acrobatics] (Oct 14,15 2018)


Takengei Festival is held at Wakamiya-inari Shrine in autumn each year. Two young performers, wearing male fox and female fox masks, climb up 10m-tall green bamboo poles to showcase their acrobatic skills mid-air.


Address: Nagasaki City, Irabayashi 2-10-2(Wakamiya-inari Shrine)

Access:  15 minutes walk from "Shindaiku-machi" Tram stop

Performance time: October 14       14:00, 20:00

                               October 15      12:00, 15:00, 20:00 



Kunchi Festival(October 7, 8 and 9 every year)

"Nagasaki Kunchi" is the autumn festival of Sawa Shrine. More than forty of Nagasaki City's historic towns perform at the festival, alternating with each other in a seven-year cycle. The performances are considered to be an offering to the deity of Suwa Shrine. This year's performing towns are seven, including photo.  

NAGASAKI-WALKS has been released

Nagasaki Walks is a volunteer guide organization that provides hospitality and English guidance for tourists. The tour guides are Nagasaki locals who want to make Nagasaki more accessible to English speaking tourists. Not all of them are qualified tour guides, but they all are eager to make your trip to Nagasaki memorable, hassle free and informative. (We can accommodate groups of up to 10 people at a time.)