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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. See Shinchi Chinatown and all Nagasaki has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nagasaki trip itinerary maker.
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  • Nagasaki Chinatown, it is certainly a historic spot, and the Chinese community in Nagasaki have a lot of relevance to the history of the city! Nagasaki Chinatown is not huge, just a few blocks, but th...  more »
  • We came here on a Tuesday afternoon during our cruise stop in Nagasaki. It is a decent, kinda run-down place with a lot of restaurants. There was a restaurant with a large cartoon character in front o...  more »
  • Picturesque old town with a Chinese flavor, close to many attractions in the city (Dutch houses and garden, Chinese temples and ancient Dejima Dutch trading islet).  more »