The third largest island in Japan, Kyushu exudes all the exotic charms of the land. It also has the largest number of temples and Shinto shrines in the country after Kyoto and Nara. Can’t get to them all? Don’t worry: You can still have the most enjoyable and memorable time at these places.
For 200 years, Dejima was Japan’s only window to the world. This fan-shaped, man-made island at Nagasaki’s harbour was the sole trading spot from the 17th to 19th century. It housed Portuguese missionaries and the Dutch, and the only people allowed to cross the bridge were Japanese prostitutes and traders. But the area has since been painstakingly reconstructed and reopened in 2006. Visitors now get an exclusive insight into how people lived back then with an outdoor, miniature replica of the original town. You get a visual treat of the First Ship Captain’s Quarters with furnishings from that period, the Chief Factor’s Residence, and the Head Clerk’s Quarters with replicas of