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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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  • Small town is terrible now. I think during the Lantern Festival was quite crowded. Because of crowded shops and had a Festival stage was full of people.
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  • From Megane bridge saw from traveling in coach. Description of the Guide. But is is seen painted in red at the entrance gate at the crossroads of North-South and East-West, shopping seemed to be narrow streets. It has become one of the three largest Chinatown in Japan in Yokohama and Kobe is much slower, and it is small.
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  • One of the three largest Chinatown in Japan's Chinatown. Yokohama Chinatown than smaller, wider than the Kobe Chinatown was. It was crowded, I went for the holidays or (^ ^)
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