Princess Hanako visited Nagasaki Prefecture October 14-15 to attend the 29th National Health and Welfare Festival Nagasaki tournament's opening ceremony (Nenrinpikku Nagasaki 2016), which is open to players 60 years and older. About 1 million people (players, coaches, etc.) are expected for the four day tournament, ending on the 18th. There are 26 events (table tennis, golf, shogi, etc.) held in 15 cities of the prefecture. The oldest participant is a 100-year-old Go player from Aomori Prefecture.
Princess Hanako laid flowers at the atomic bombing monument in Matsuyama-cho, visited the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims, and visited the prefecture museum in Dejima-cho.