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  • Writer's picturePhillip Radcliffe

Nagasaki, Kyushu

(Japanese translation below)

By Ayane Ota

What comes to mind when you think of Nagasaki? Nagasaki is very fascinating because it has a long history. Let’s take a look at some of the local food and tourist attractions in Nagasaki.

First, let’s take a look at Nagasaki’s specialty, Chanpon. Chanpon is a dish similar to ramen made by Chin Heijun, who worked at a Chinese restaurant called Shikairo in Nagasaki in 1899. The dish includes pork, fish cake, cabbage, moyashi, squid, shrimp and champon. It has more chewy noodles than ramen and a lot of ingredients, so if you go to Nagasaki, please try to eat champon at Shikairo.

Second, let’s take a look at Huis Ten Bosch. It’s a famous tourist attraction in Nagasaki. This is the largest theme park in Japan and is the same size as the country of Monaco. You can enjoy yourself all day, as it has many attractions. First of all, the streets resemble scenes from the Middle Ages of Holland. All the buildings in the Huis Ten Bosch are originally in Holland, and you can experience the special cityscape.

Huis Ten Bosch also has one of the largest tulip and rose gardens in Asia. It has an overwhelming scale and beauty where you can enjoy the flowers in full bloom whenever you visit. And finally, you can experience the world's largest scale illumination. There you will see the endless blue sea of light, the rainbow-colored canals, the church shining in white silver, and the European cityscape illuminated by warm golden light.

Finally, let’s take a look at Inasayama. There you can enjoy the million-dollar night view, which was selected as one of the world’s top three-night views. If you take the ropeway or rail car and go to the top of a mountain, you can see Nagasaki’s mountains and the sea even during the day. There is a shop at the ropeway station where you can buy souvenirs and original goods limited to Nagasaki Ropeway. If Nagasaki captures your interest, why don’t you go for a visit.


太田 郁音







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