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Nagasaki: Where Japan’s Cultural History and Modern Developments Meet

Nagasaki Prefecture is known throughout Japan for its astounding seafood and diverse landscape, which offers beautiful seaside views, along with an omnipresent lush green nature.

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Iki Island, around 50 kilometers from the Kyushu coast, is frequently called “heavenly” or “sacred.” When you go, you will see that much is true, but for several reasons. More literally, there…

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Nagasaki Prefecture’s Iki and Tsushima Islands: Where History Takes Root

By Taylor Stewart

Ojika Island off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture is a place where a local fisherman will gift a fresh catch to a neighboring farmer and in turn find a basket of seasonal…

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Ojika Island: Plan a Remote Beach Getaway off the Coast of Nagasaki

By Nick Narigon

History books will remember Nagasaki Prefecture for the atomic bombing of World War II, but beyond this infamous tragedy this coastal land in northwestern Kyushu boasts a fascinating past. Centuries-old landmarks remain…

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Nagasaki Guide: Journey Through History and Breathtaking Sceneries

By Laura Loss

Journey around three prefectures using Kyushu-Saga International Airport as a starting point for your northwestern Kyushu adventure. This modern airport offers easy access to some of the region’s most fascinating destinations, each…

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Japan Travel: Explore Northwestern Kyushu in Three Easy Stops – Fukuoka, Saga and Nagasaki

By Lisa Wallin

Sitting at the far westernmost edge of Japan’s westernmost island, Nagasaki boasts some of Japan’s most unique scenery, history, and culture. By Robert Morel This long strip of land, with its twisting…

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Nagasaki: Japan’s Gateway to the West

By Alec Jordan

When our travels took us to Kyushu in search of Nagasaki’s hidden Christians, we felt we must take a peek around the city itself. Here is a quick roundup of six of…

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Things to do in Nagasaki

By MatthewEditor

Recommended Dining In Nagasaki

You’ve got to eat, especially after discovering the best of Nagasaki or seeking Japan’s Hidden Christians. In Japan, you won’t go far without someone proudly telling you – or hundreds of colorful…

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Eating in Nagasaki

By Weekender Editor

Great conversation over a banquet-style feast of Chinese, Japanese and European fusion

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Nagasaki Shippoku Hamakatsu

By Camilla Chandra

Nagasaki, lying on the northwest of Kyushu is renowned for both its global outlook and profound connection to its rich and cultured history. A dichotomy of sorts, it embraces internationalism alongside tradition…

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Where to Experience Nagasaki Café Culture

By Weekender Editor

Serene barbecue-style meal with a breathtaking ocean view overlooking the sea village

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Tsubaki Chaya

By Camilla Chandra

Sublime Japanese multi-course haute cuisine

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Folk House Restaurant Fujimatsu

By Camilla Chandra

Refinement and tradition at the reputable Iki shochu distillery

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Ikinokura Distillery Co., Ltd.

By Camilla Chandra

Make your own fresh Goto udon with traditional hand-pulling method at Funasaki Udon Establishment

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Funasaki Udon Establishment

By Camilla Chandra

One of the first ports to open to the West, Nagasaki was one of Japan’s centers of both industry and Christianity—a legacy that can still be seen in its houses, harbor, and…

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Tastes and Traces of Time Past in Nagasaki

By Weekender Editor

Recommended Accommodation In Nagasaki

Depending on your travel style, accommodation can be a mere necessity, just a pillow on which to rest your head. Alternatively, accommodation can be a genuine cultural travel experience, a destination in…

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3 Gorgeous Nagasaki Stays Labeled Sakura Quality

By Weekender Editor

Rejuvinating open-air bath, creative local cuisine and slow relaxation

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Hirayama Ryokan

By Camilla Chandra

Enjoy the day and night at one of six of these old-world folk houses

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Kominka Stay at Ojika Island

By Camilla Chandra

A full unobstructed view of the sea, sky and stars in this modern resort

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Goto Islands Resort Hotel Margherita Narao

By Camilla Chandra

A beachside oasis with five-star amenities overlooking the Genkai Sea’s blue waters

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IKI Retreat Kairi Murakami

By Camilla Chandra

A stylish Japanese and Danish-style glamping overlooking Goto's vast landscape

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Nordisk Village Goto Islands

By Camilla Chandra

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Hotel Okura JR Huis Ten Bosch

By Weekender Editor

Japanese culture may be famous for its storied history of doting geisha girls. But that narrative is about to be given a serious upgrade, thanks to the futuristic Henn-na Hotel. Set to…

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Uncanny Valley Hotel: Inn Staffed by Robots to Open in Nagasaki

By Alec Jordan