Dejima was constructed in 1636 to separate Portuguese people, who were conducting missionary activities from the Japanese population. After the expel of the Portuguese residents, a Dutch factory was moved to Dejima. The Dutch workers were restricted to Dejima for over two centuries. Although Dejima is not an island as of now, many historical structures such as residences, gates, walls, and warehouses remain. From 1996, restoring project of Dejima has begun and is still ongoing! Dejima is always open and there to welcome you!