・The Nagasaki Port Terminal:
This is the gateway to the sea in Nagasaki. The terminal has a ticket office, waiting room, and a souvenir store. From here you can take a boat to Takashima! It's about a 30-minute boat ride via Ioujima.
・Takashima Port Terminal:
When you arrive in Takashima, you will see a white building. This is the gateway to Takashima. Inside the terminal, there is a waiting room and a store where you can buy lunch boxes and other snacks. This is where you can rent an electric bicycle to get around the island!
・Takashima Coal Museum, Yataro Iwasaki Statue:
This museum displays trolleys, coal cars, coal mining equipment, and other items that were used both inside and outside the mines when Takashima Coal Mine was in operation. Here you can learn about the history of coal mining in Takashima and how the island used to be.
・Coal Mine Hokkei Pit:
This mine is known as Japan's first mine which was used steam-powered equipment for mining.
It was operated from 1868 to 1876 until it's abandoned due to the inflow of seawater.
The site was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2015 as it shows the early stages of the introduction of modern Western coal mining technology.
・Thomas Glover's Second House site:
This is the site of the residence of Thomas Glover, a trader who lived here until 1873.
It was built for the development of the Takashima coal mine and was used as a guest house for Mitsubishi Takashima Kogyosho, but was torn down around 1948 due to its decrepitude.
Today, you can see the remains of the building.
・Gunkanjima Viewing Hill:
A small hill located on the south side of the island.
From here, you can see Hashima Island (Gunkanjima: Battleship Island) across the neighboring Nakanoshima Island.
A beautiful view awaits you at the top of the long, winding climb!
・TAKASHIMA BASE CAFÉ:
This is the only café on the island where you can taste local gourmet food.
The owner was fell in love with the charm of Takashima and moved to the island.
He has created a stylish café in a renovated former maintenance factory in Takashima Town.
The oldest surviving church in Japan was built for international residents. The church is also registered as a national treasure.
This is a relocated and restored Western-style building from the Meiji era, which has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property.
After strolling around the park with its beautiful Western-style buildings, take a break and enjoy the view from the hill.
・Nagasaki Seaside Park:
This park was established in 2003 in the inner harbor area facing Nagasaki Port. A canal runs through the park, making it a popular place for people to relax and enjoy the water and greenery. The light reflecting off the sea creates a romantic atmosphere as you stroll through the park on your way to Nagasaki Station.