kids encyclopedia robot

Hirado, Nagasaki facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts

Hirado (平戸市, Hirado-shi) is a Japanese city in Nagasaki Prefecture.


Hirado has been a port since the Nara period.

During the Edo period, Hirado was the seat of the Hirado Domain. The city developed around Hirado Castle (Hirado-jō).

The first Frenchman to arrive in Japan was Francis Caron. He live in Hirado.


The city is located on the island of the same name; and it has expanded to the island of Kyūshū. The two parts of the city are connected by the Hirado Bridge which was built in 1977.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Hirado, Nagasaki Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.