Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The Port for Nagasaki Japan is right in town. It is easy to walk into town from the port, and there is a Tram stop there also. If you are planning on going to see some of the famous sites, such as "Peace Park", then you have to take the Tram or Taxi. Generally, you can buy an all day pass for the Tram at the Pier in the tourist information booth. I don't remember the cost, but it was reasonable, maybe $8 U.S.
Nagasaki is a very walkable city in general and there are plenty of things to see that are in walking distance from the Pier. Make sure you have a map, and realize that the city street layout can be a little confusing. Although the Japanese are wonderful people, many of them will be too shy to answer questions. This is not them being rude, it's just their nature at times. The city is extremely safe and comfortable. You should read more about Nagasaki in my other blog post, which has pictures. You can find it by clicking on the drop down menu on the sidebar of the blog that says "Choose A Location".