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Kyūshū is the most south of all five Japanese islands and offers a huge variety of cultural and historical treasures. Even though Fukuoka is the biggest city of Kyūshū, there is way more to explore on the Japanese south coast.

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Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2018

From February 16 to March 4, you have the chance to attend the “Nagasaki Lantern Festival”. During this festival, a large number of lanterns is set up around the old and new China Town as well as at favorite tourists

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Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2017

From January 28 to February 11, you have the chance to attend the “Nagasaki Lantern Festival”. During this festival, a large number of lanterns is set up around the old and new China Town as well as at favorite tourists

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Nagasaki

Kyūshū is the most south of all five Japanese islands and offers a huge variety of cultural and historical treasures. Even though Fukuoka is the biggest city of Kyūshū, there is way more to explore on the Japanese south coast.

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part ten) – Dutch Slope

Today we are in Nagasaki again and we are proud to introduce a new tourist spot to you! The Dutch Slope is a famous spot in Nagasaki, as it is located in Higashiyamate, the part of the city, which has

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Nagasaki Kunchi 2016

From October 7 to 9, the Nagasaki Kunchi took place again Nagasaki city. Kunchi are traditional harvest festivals in Kyushu. As all the Kunchi (see also Karatsu Kunchi and Hakata Okunchi), this festival is celebrated to thank the gods for

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part nine) – Ōura Church

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There are still many places to visit in Nagasaki. Today, we will focus on Ōura Church. This church, which is located near Glover Garden, was founded by two French priests in 1864 and is said to be the oldest church

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part eight) – Mount Inasa

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And again we travel through Nagasaki to see interesting tourist spots you should not leave out when visiting Nagasaki. Nagasaki can be very appealing at night, so what could be better than enjoying a nice view over city at night.

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part seven) – Suwa Shrine

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Today we visit a famous Shrine in Nagasaki city – Suwa Shrine. The shrine was erected in 1614 and though it wasn’t much visited at that time, it is now famous for its Nagasaki Kunchi, a festival taking place on

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part six) – Meganebashi

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Today, we take a look at another historic side in Nagasaki. The Meganebashi, in English translated as Spectacles Bridge, was built in 1634 and is said to be Japan’s oldest arch bridge and is therefore an important cultural property of

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part five) – Glover Garden

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Today we visit another tourist spot in Nagasaki, Glover Garden. Completed in 1863 for the Scottish merchant Thomas Blake Glover, the garden and the surrounding buildings are the oldest western style architecture in Nagasaki. Next to the Glover Residence, which combines

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part four) – Dejima

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Today, we visit a unique tourist spot in Nagasaki and Japan. Dejima is an artificial island constructed in the Edo period (1603-1868) for Dutch traders. Like the Chinese traders, the Dutch were not allowed to enter the Japanese mainland. Instead,

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part three) – Nagasaki Chinatown

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Today, we take a look at another famous tourist spot in Nagasaki. Nagasaki Chinatown has been a historical site for a long time. Between the 15th and 19th century, it was the only place for Chinese sailors and traders to live and

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part two) – Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

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This time, we would like to introduce another famous tourist spot in Nagasaki. Near Nagasaki Peace Park, there is the so-called Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, where you can learn more about the atomic bomb drop on Nagasaki and also about

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Tourist spots in Nagasaki (Part one) – Nagasaki Peace Park

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Nagasaki is one of the well-known cities of Kyushu and Japan, a city where different cultures have always meet each other. Because of its proximity to Fukuoka, it is a nice destination to visit. Therefore, we would like to introduce various nice

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