Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Nagasaki
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Nagasaki with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Nagasaki area
This Nagasaki map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
Nagasaki - guide chapters
City tours, excursions and tickets in Nagasaki and surroundings
Japan - moving around the country
Tourists in Japan will have absolutely no problems with movement around the city. The most popular form of public transport in the country is trains. The railway network reaches absolutely all regions of the country. The cost of ticket depends on the specific class of train, the direction, as well as on the time of day. It is worth mentioning such mode of transport as JR electric trains. They run every 5-10 minutes within a particular city or district. When you purchase a train ticket, it is necessary to keep it with you until the end of the trip, since you will need to re-punch the ticket at the exit. In large cities, you can move around using monorails.
Overview of festivals and celebrations in Japan
On July 7th, Tanabata known as the Star Festival is held in Japan. According to legend, it was on this night that the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the Weaver Stars (Vega) and Cowherd Star (Altair)) who were previously separated by the Milky Way meet just once a year. The Japanese write down their wishes on paper tapes which they subsequently tie around the stems of wild bamboo. The Buddhist Obon Festival is a three-day celebration (August 13-15) dedicated to the commemoration of the dead. The Japanese believe that on these nights, the souls of the dead come to visit the living. During this time, festive services are held in temples. Refreshments are exhibited at the home altars and lights are lit at the entrances to the houses. They believe that by doing this, the soul can go to their light. In the evenings, traditional ritual dances are held in the Parks. The end of the holiday is marked with a ceremony of floating lanterns when a lot of paper lanterns with candles inside float on the water to lead the souls of the deceased back to the realm of the dead.