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Nagasaki

Vibrant culinary scene & Western architecture

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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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Places to stay in Nagasaki

Hotel Nisshokan, Nagasaki

Hotel Nisshokan, Nagasaki

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If you are thinking to visit the historic, romantic and exotic Nagasaki, why not stay at the great Hotel Nisshokan? It is plac..

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Watermark Hotel Nagasaki

Watermark Hotel Nagasaki

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I found the hotel, where I was going to spend a few nights, in a perfect location with amazing views of the bay; it was right in..

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Menya Always Ramen

Menya Always Ramen

Sleiman Azizi

Tasty and reasonably priced ramen bar in Nagasaki, in Kyushu in western Japan. It's known for its noodles and tonkotsu pork..

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Suwa Shrine 6

Suwa Shrine

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Suwa Shrine is Nagasaki's premier Shinto shrine. Built in the 1600s, the shrine is an important spiritual centre and contains..

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Dejima in Nagasaki

Sleiman Azizi

The tiny island of Dejima in Nagasaki played an important role in Japan's history with the outside wall. Now a major tourist..

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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 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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