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This Dutch Slope

Travel Information

This Dutch Slope or Hollander Slope (オランダ坂) used to look like around 1960's, with gullies on either side of the road. There are many western style houses that are remaining from the late 19th century. In old time, Japanese people called foreigners Dutch because most of the sailers from the out side are Duch people. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan. It is chosen as one of three disappointments.

Tourist Info.
There is no parking.
There is restroom.
Admission: Free.
Time: 9:00 to 17:00

Access
0. at Nagasaki Station.
1. use the Street Train No.1 to Tsukimachi.
2. change the train to No.5 to Shimin Byoinmae Station.
3. walk south.


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Detailed Travel Guide

This Dutch Slope
Dutch Slope is one of the three disappointments in Japan. It is located in Higashiyamate Western Style houses. Therefore, there are many traditional western style houses on this street.

The people of Nagasakireferred to non-Asian as Dutch because the majority of foreigners were Dutch sailors living on Dejima. The name of this stone paved slope in the foreign settlement corners from the fact that it was often busting with westerners. At the begining of the Meiji period, Niels Lundberg, a trading merchant, cleared the land to make way for Hollander Slope using gunpoweder.