Nagasaki Parks and Gardens

(Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan)

View of the Peace ParkAround Nagasaki you will find many parks, gardens and green public spaces, which are often used for both social and recreational purposes. Particularly famous in Nagasaki is Peace Park and its memorial statue. Nearby, Kazagashira Park lies outside of the city centre and is known for its breathtaking views and colourful spring blossoms.

One of the largest parks in the whole of Nagasaki, the Southern Park Nomozaki is home to impressive botanical gardens, while for indulgent and almost endless coastal scenery, the Kabashima Lighthouse Park is hard to beat. The city's main gardens, parks and other important spaces are below.

Picture of famous statue within the Peace Park

Peace Park

Address: 2400-2 Matsuyama-machi, Nagasaki, 852-8118, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 82 261 1877
Nagasaki Peace Park is a large expanse of green and remembers the city's destruction by the atomic bomb, which was dropped on 9th August 1945. In the centre of the park you will find the enormous Peace Statue, which was erected in honour of the thousands who lost their lives due to this tragic event. There are a number of other impressive statues dotted around Peace Park, which are worth photographing. A black-pillared monument marks the actual epicentre where the bomb exploded and features a list of all of the victims. On a hill away from the park, you will find the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, which is a sobering experience, but a must-see if you want to learn more.
Open hours: daily
Admission: no charge

Photo showing springtime cherry blossom in Kazagashira Park

Kazagashira Park

Address: 3 Irabayashi, Nagasaki, 850-0802, Japan, JP
A peaceful part of the city and sited atop a steep hill, Kazagashira Park is known for its breathtaking views of Nagasaki's cityscape and bay, with a number of popular vantage points available. The park is full of seasonal interest, ranging from colourful cherry blossoms in the spring to vibrant fall colours during the autumn months.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: no charge

Southern Park Nomozaki

Address: 833 Wakimisaki, Nagasaki, 851-0506, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 095 894 2050
A vast parkland with covering around 80 acres / 33 hectares, Southern Park Nomozaki is known for its outstanding botanical gardens. Many important plant collections reside in the greenhouse within the botanical gardens and include orchids, succulents, cacti and other colourful plants, with plenty of flowers whatever the season. The Southern Park Nomozaki is located on the southerly outskirts of Nagasaki and is within easy reach of the city centre.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00, closed some Mondays
Admission: charge

Kabashima Lighthouse Park

Address: Kabashima, Nagasaki, 851-0507, Japan, JP
The beautiful Kabashima Lighthouse Park lies on the far southern side of Nagasaki and can be reached in around 15 minutes by car. Much of the area is dominated by the tall lighthouse and stunning sea views, with plenty of seating available for those who want to sit back and enjoy the scenery. The park is the perfect spot for a quick bite to eat or an impromptu picnic.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: no charge

Suisen no Sato Park

Address: Noma, Nagasaki, 850-0505, Japan, JP
Directly south of central Nagasaki you will discover the popular Suisen no Sato Park, where swathes of springtime bulbs are amongst the main highlights. A range of recreational activities are also on offer within the park and include a pool, playing fields and trails suitable for those who enjoy a morning jog or simply a leisurely stroll.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: no charge