NAGASAKI

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Hasami (波佐見) is a town in Higashisonogi (東彼杵) District, Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県) that is well known for being among the leading pottery districts in Japan. It has a rich tradition of producing ceramics for more than 400 years. During the Edo (江戸) period, porcelain was first made in Hasami...

When you're on holiday, do you ever feel like you've overdone it a bit? Perhaps you've tried to squeeze a five-day itinerary into a long weekend, visited three major museums in one day, and laden yourself down with souvenir shopping. If you've pushed yourself to the limit on your...

If you're planning on doing a spot of sightseeing in Nagasaki, chances are you will want to see the Glover Garden – one of the top tourist attractions in the city, particularly in the summer months. After spending an hour or so walking through the garden and enjoying the...

Nagasaki has a rich historical background – while it is most widely known for the atomic bomb that devastated the city in World War 2, points of interest dive much deeper back in time. One of the only ports of Japan open to foreigners in years gone by, Nagasaki...

Who would ever get bored waiting for a bus in these fruit-shaped bus stops in Japan? These quirky creations are located in Konagai of Nagasaki Japan. These creative bus stops started during the 1990 Nagasaki Travel Exposition to help attract more visitors and promote tourism. Check it out! The Design curbed.com/ A...

It was during the Obon festival (one of the only decent-length holidays we get all year) when a freak storm cancelled our boat across to Tomioka (and therefore, also our booking at a luxury hotel). Checking into a cheap hostel, we thought our perfect summer break had been cancelled....

Have you ever considered island hopping in Japan? If not, read on to find out more information on one of the beautiful places to do so. In the west coast of Kitamatsuura Peninsula is a group of islands, Kujuku Islands, designated as being a part of Saikai National Park,...

Mount Unzen has been dubbed as the most lethal of all volcanoes in Japan. It is an active volcano located on the island of Kyushu, near the city of Shimbara, Nagasaki Prefecture. It has been recorded having several violent eruptions with many casualties. However, the place is also a...

Art resonates in Japan even in the simplest dessert that you will find on the streets. In Nagasaki City, there is one dessert that has been sold along the streets for over fifty years and it is called chirin-chirin ice cream. This dessert not only promises to satisfy your...

A very old temple has been standing in Nagasaki since the mid-1600's which harkens back to a hint of ancient mythology. It is currently known as Fukusai-ji Temple. It was reconstructed in the shape of a turtle which is known to be its iconic symbol. The shape is deeply...

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