Shinchi Chinatown, Nagasaki

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Explore one of Japan's largest Chinese quarters at Shinchi Chinatown, teeming with restaurants, confectioneries, and shops selling traditionally made souvenirs. During the Edo Period (1603-1867), when the entire nation was isolated from the rest of the world, Nagasaki was the only city allowed to openly trade with China. Through the ages, the neighborhood has developed into a sightseeing hub, marked off by traditional red-colored gates on all four sides. Depending on the side of your approach, you will be welcomed by one of four deity sculptures guarding the entry: Azure Dragon at the east, White Tiger at the west, Black Tortoise at the north, and Vermilion Bird at the south. The area hosts many festivities, most notably Chinese New Year, when colorful lanterns decorate the streets and fireworks light the sky. To visit Shinchi Chinatown and other attractions in Nagasaki, use our Nagasaki road trip planning app .
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  • It is a bustling tourist spot. There are many shops for food and souvenirs. From lunch time to dinner time, because there is a store that is closed, it seems to be better to check in advance when you eat.
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  • It's right behind the company you're advisoring. There are a lot of shops which are closed in Chinatown which is very small, too. The night is more lively than the day.
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  • Glover Gardens was very unique. The original China town was destroyed during WW2. Today it is just a re-creation and a very poor one! Beautiful exteriors. Restaurants mostly have the same menu with si...  more »
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