In 1543, when the first Portuguese explorers arrived in Japan, Nagasaki was a small fishermen village, but just one year later, the Nagasaki port was opened for foreign trade. In time, the entire area became prosperous and remained so, even after the Sakoku Edict of 1635, which established severe limitations on trade, because Nagasaki remained the only place in Japan where commerce with Western countries was allowed. The edict was enforced for more than 200 years, until 1858, when the Black Ships of Commodore Matthew Perry arrived and the seclusion policy ended.
But enough history, here’s a night time view over the today’s Nagasaki Port Terminal, seen from Mount Inasa, a small part from the “10 Million Dollar Night View“, one of the 3 Best Night Views in Japan.
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: