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Hirado is a city in Nagasaki-ken, and occupies an island connected to the larger island of Kyushu by the Hirado Bridge.
From 16th to 17th century, Hirado was prospered as a major center of foreign trade, especially with China and Dutch.
After Ieyasu Tokugawa enforces national isolation, the trade center was closed and was relocated to Dejima where was an island of Nagasaki city.
During that period, Hirado was the seat of the Hirado lord; and their Hirado Castle is today an historical and architectural landmark on the island.

Hirado is the one of must visit area in Nagasaki-ken since its beautiful nature, historical attractions as well as the hot spring.

Where to visit

1) Horado Castle, is the castle of the former Hirado government
2) Matsura Histrical Museum, is a museum of Matsura family collections
3) Hirado Bridge, is a suspended bridge connects the island of Hirado and Matsuura-city
4) Komyo temple
5) Monument of St.Francis Xavier
6) Dutch Bridge, is a arch-type stone bridge by the use of Dutch technique

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