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Nagasaki is the capital of Nagasaki prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan. As one of Japan's closest port cities to the Asian mainland, Nagasaki has played a prominent role in foreign trade relations for many centuries and was the most important of only a very few ports open to restricted numbers of foreign traders during Japan's period of isolation. In more recent history, Nagasaki became the second city after Hiroshima to be destroyed by an atomic bomb towards the end of World War II.

When the weather is clear, the mountaintop of Inasayama offers a full 360 degree view of Nagasaki City and harbour, and is a must-see site. The night time view of the city is called the "10 Million Dollar View" and ranked as one of the best 3 city night views in Japan. There is no entrance fee or hours, but there are limits on transportation there. Access is either by car, taxi, bus, ropeway, or a combination. The easiest is all the way up by car or taxi.

Oka Masaharu Memorial Nagasaki Peace Museum is one of the few places in Japan where the war crimes of the Japanese army during the Second World War are documented. Another focus of the exhibition lies on the foreign victims of the atomic bomb and their struggle for recognition and compensation. The Museum is located close to the central train station and just next to the memorial for the "26 Saints of Japan".

Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium is a surprisingly entertaining and informative aquarium located about 30 min from Nagasaki station. A 12-m deep tank dominates the entry way. You can observe a variety of penguins from the vantage of underwater. A number of other aquaria contain many species of fish and invertebrates found locally, as well as a huge tank containing giant catfish from the Mekong River in Thailand. The building is adjacent to a delightful sandy beach that could make a day with kids full and exciting.

Nagasaki's most famous dish is champon which is a hearty dish of noodles in a pork-based broth, filled with vegetables, bacon, shrimp, squid, and scallops. Saraudon is another popular dish that combines the meat, seafood, vegetables, and sauce of champon, but serves it on a plate, or 'sara', over crispy dry fried noodles. For Nagasaki's most well-known champon and saraudon restaurants, it is best to head into Chinatown.

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