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Nagasaki

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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 surprisingly interesting taste of the tropics more accessible than Okinawa or Guam. Its roughly 145 km (90 mi) circumference is swathed in picture-postcard scenes, with c..

Dining

Elv Cafe

Elv Cafe

A quaint cafe located in the heart of Nagasaki City, Elv will capture your heart and remind you why you fell in love with cafes in the first place. My need for small, unique cafés could be perceived as something of an addiction. Without them,..

Log Kit Burger Joint

Log Kit Burger Joint

There are plenty of places to chow down on Sasebo city's famous burgers, a culinary treat introduced to Nagasaki prefecture by the arrival of the US Navy at the end of World War II. But if you want some of the tastiest - and largest - burgers the..

Shikairo

Shikairo

In 1899, Shikairo - a harborside restaurant in Nagasaki - saw an enterprising marketing idea. With scores of Chinese students coming to the city annually to attend Nagasaki's universities, restaurant owner Chin Heijun and his kitchen staff c..

Places to stay

Guest House Nagasaki Burabura

Guest House Nagasaki Burabura

There can't be a better name for this relaxed guest house than Burabura which means "hanging out." Located right by the sea, practically all the rooms and even the public bath have breathtaking views of the water. Barbecue and snor..

Nagasaki International Hotel

Nagasaki International Hotel

Nagasaki Airport is located in Omura City about a 40 - 60 minute drive by car from Nagasaki City, floating off the shore of Omura Bay as Japan's first offshore airport. If you have an early morning or late night flight, how about staying at a hot..

Kamigoto 6: Hotel Margherita

Kamigoto 6: Hotel Margherita

I traveled to Kami-Goto Island 2 years ago. There is only a few hotels on the island, and the only hotel I found that I wanted to stay at was the Hotel Margherita. This hotel used to be owned and run by the local government, and was bought by a priva..

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Nagasaki’s  Mount Inasa

Nagasaki’s Mount Inasa

Standing respectfully at 333 meters high Mount Inasa overlooks the lower laying city of Nagasaki, providing the perfect vantage point for some great views of the city along with its bay which leads out into the wide open sea. Ranked one of the top..

Huis Ten Bosch New Year's Countdown

Huis Ten Bosch New Year's Countdown

At the end of last year, I visited a theme park for the New Year's holiday for the first time in my life. The park I visited was Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki. This theme park is modeled after a European town and boasts one of the largest theme par..

Hotel Amsterdam at Huis Ten Bosch

Hotel Amsterdam at Huis Ten Bosch

This winter, I visited Huis Ten Bosch, located in Sasebo City of Nagasaki prefecture, for the first time in my life, to spend the New Year holiday there. The hotel I stayed at was Hotel Amsterdam, the only official hotel that stands within the theme ..

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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
RegionKyushu
IslandKyushu
CapitalNagasaki
Population1,426,779
Area4,132.32 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 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 Oura 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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