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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 scale anticlimactic Chinatown and eagerness. Wouldn't say it is bustling with so head for the exit near the entrance, many deserted and, to this purpose. I can say today I was also fond of things unique to the Chinese once there is Internet, you define depends on the preferences of those who went.
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  • Chinatown Gate is respectable, but not widely will go out soon. Ate in different places one in the Centre here corner with ate manju. The meat melts in your mouth like a nice.
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  • Nice Chinatown with the usual shopping and restaurants. Conveniently located near the old Dutch settlement.  more »