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Iki Island

Iki Island

If you're thirsting for a taste of the tropics during summer, Iki Island, located off the northwest coast of Kyushu, offers a...

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Sasebo

Sasebo

Sasebo lies on the western end of Japan, and is a hub for foreigners due to the presence of a U.S Navy base. The second large...

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Nagasaki City

Nagasaki City

Nagasaki City's status as a trade and tourism hub is testament to its recovery from its tragic past, when an atomic bomb was ...

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Stirrings and Glimmers

Stirrings and Glimmers

Kim

"Stirrings and Glimmers" is a special event taking place at the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, and it looks into how the ci...

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Where to eat in Nagasaki

Log Kit Burger Joint

Log Kit Burger Joint

Mandy Bartok

Log Kit Burger Joint serves up massive Sasebo burgers just a stone's throw from the expressway and downtown Sasebo.

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Places to stay in Nagasaki

APA Hotel Nagasaki Ekimae

APA Hotel Nagasaki Ekimae

Kim

For proximity to transport, the APA Hotel Nagasaki Ekimae is a convenient home base in Nagasaki City. The rooms are small but...

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Minami-Shimabara, Nagasaki

Minami-Shimabara, Nagasaki

Miyako

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

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About Nagasaki

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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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