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Nagasaki

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Toronagashi in Sasebo

Toronagashi in Sasebo

Saturday - Aug 15th

The souls of Sasebo's departed are guided back to their eternal rest by lanterns set afloat on the Sasebo River on the final..

Sasebo River 2 Free

Where to eat in Nagasaki

Big Man Burger Stand

Big Man Burger Stand

Mandy Bartok

When in Sasebo, don't miss out on the town's eponymous burgers, claimed to have originated here in the 1950s thanks to US..

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Shikairo

Shikairo

Mandy Bartok

At Shikairo, enjoy champon noodles at their place of birth with beautiful views over Nagasaki Bay.

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Minami-Shimabara, Nagasaki

Minami-Shimabara, Nagasaki

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In Minami-Shimabara, Nagasaki, there are the remains of Hara Castle, which was designated a World Heritage site for Hidden Christian..

Chotto Ippai

Chotto Ippai

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Nagasaki's Chotto Ippai is a fun bar with a unique reason to visit! Grab a permanent marker from the bar staff, and sign your..

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Glover Garden, Nagasaki 8

Glover Garden, Nagasaki

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Clover Garden in Nagasaki City, is home to the former Clover Residence. Considered to be Japan's oldest example of western architecture,..

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About Nagasaki

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Capital Nagasaki
Population 1,426,779
Area 4,132.32 sq. km

Being a major port for foreign trade, the only place open to an outside country (the Netherlands) during Japan’s period of seclusion from 1633 to 1853, and the site of a major American naval base in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県, Nagasaki-ken) is an amalgamation of Japanese and foreign culture. Its famous dishes are non-Japanese - Portuguese castella cakes, Chinese chanpon noodles, and the American Sasebo burger.

Outside influences can also be seen in Nagasaki’s tourist sites. The Glover Garden and Ohura Church (the oldest church in Japan) are two prime examples of Western architecture in Japan, while the popular Huis Ten Bosch theme park is modeled after the Netherlands.

However, one look at the Kujuku Islands, Sofuku-ji, or Tenkaiho is enough to remind you of Japan’s beauty. The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and Peace Park serve as powerful memorials of the tragedy that befell Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. 

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