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Don’t Miss This Annual Illumination Event at Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki, Japan!

Have you ever been or heard of Huis Ten Bosch (ハウステンボス)? This Dutch-style theme park got its name, which literally means “house in the woods,” from one of the three official residences of the Dutch royal family. It is the largest theme park in Japan featuring a wide variety of old Dutch-style buildings that house…

Visit Hasami, Japan’s Town of Ceramics, and Join Their Spring Pottery Festival

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 and was initially produced for the…

Rose Festival in Huis Ten Bosch

Author’s photo Rose and festival – two completely different words but are both related to love, happiness, and celebration. Just imagine these two words being used together. It is an indisputably pleasurable experience of senses. The Location Author’s photo Huis Ten Bosch is a Dutch-inspired theme park in Nagasaki. It is a huge park where…

Chinese New Year in Nagasaki

The Biggest Chinese New Year Celebration If you find yourself on the island of Kyushu during late January/early February, please make sure to pay a visit to Nagasaki City. This beautiful port city, situated amongst a plethora of islands – is sure to move you emotionally with its’ history, satisfy your taste buds and enthrall…