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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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  • There is a small china town in Nagasaki. The Nagasaki Bus Terminal is near the area. There are several restaurants and souvenir shops. The Hamano-Machi (shopping) arcade is very close. Dejima is a few...  more »
  • ✈ China town beneath the mountains at ️ wish for peace at the peace Park in Nagasaki to go to lunch. If you go to Nagasaki's authentic champon and Sara udon-it is not very strange! Steamed sponge cake is warm and delicious!
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  • We visited the chinatown during lunch time, the chinatown is not big but have many chinese restaurant that offers Nagasaki specialty food: champon. We just randomly pick the restaurant without many qu...  more »