Art & Design
Hard to miss with its attention-grabbing architecture designed by Kengo Kuma, the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum is perfect for all you art lovers out there. Located near the waterfront of downtown Nagasaki, the museum straddles a canal, with an enclosed glass walkway between the two buildings. You get a stunning view of Dejima Wharf.
Despite only having opened in 2005, the museum has already made a name for itself. Alongside its permanent collection of modern works by Nagasaki arts or Nagasaki themed work, the museum is also home to the largest collection of Spanish art in all of Japan.
You can get to the museum by tram or train then on foot.
The museum is a five-minute walk from the green tram Shimin-byouin stop, and an equally short walk from the blue trams Dejima stop. You can also walk from Nagasaki Station within 15 minutes.
Alongside the permanent collection in the museum, there are many other temporary exhibitions. The museum has hosted works by Alphonse Mucha, Hayao Miyazaki and even Pixar.
The museum also has a shop, a café on the second floor and a rooftop garden from which you can look out over the ocean.