Hi there. it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share places to visit in Nagasaki City this time.
Places to Visit in Nagasaki City
Nagasaki has quite bit of history where had been open to other countries during the period of isolatio an of Japan and so foreign cultures were brought and blended in from here. There are a bunch of places to visit but these below are especially popular for tourists.
Where a Scottish merchant Thomas Glover lived in and his garden are now one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Nagasaki.
Supposedly the oldest church in Japan built in 1865. it has been more like a sightseeing spot, it takes admission fee which includes entrance of the Christian museum.
Night View from Mt. Inasayama
Can’t miss one of the best night views just like one in Hakodate (Hokkaido). It is just awesome. Unbelievably, it’s admission free.
A bunch of cool houses stand on such a slope. Looks nice with a view of Nagasaki City.
It was sort of gold rush back in time and now the entire island is a ghost town. We can explore it by a boat tour.
One of symbols of Nagasaki City. Easy access (in central).
It is not as big as ones in Kobe or Yokohama but once you step in, you are in a little China.
Used to be a small island as a gateway for foreign cultures entering into Japan but is now connected to mainland. Buildings are preserved, reconstructed and open for visitors.
The 9.7-meter-high-symbolic statue stands and wishes world peace.
How do you find it? Come visit Nagasaki while in Japan. It’s totally worth it.
See you around!
Howdy? it’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our trip to Kurume Ramen Seiyoken in Kurume City, Fukuoka.
Kurume Ramen Seiyoken in Kurume, Fukuoka
Seiyoken is one of the oldest tonkotsu ramen stores in Kurume City, a is a middle-sized city in Fukuoka Prefecture. Let’s find out what makes it so special.
Here we are. Hey look! the ramen-stand-alike gate is attached to the entrance!
As soon as I entered the store, I smelled very strong tonkotsu (pork broth). If you are not used to it, it may be shocking. I couldn’t help doing this face. (>n<) Well, my bad. The smell reminded me of food stands in Hakata (Fukuoka).
Tonkotsu soup in general is rich and fatty but this place serves very light tonkotsu soup as well. I had regular and Ren (Mrs. Wada) had light one called sukkiri. By the way, a waitress asked me something like ‘would it be OK with kari-kari..’ I wasn’t sure so just said yes. Turns out, she referred to deep-fried crispy pork skin on ramen. (kari-kari = crisp). Ah, I get it. While waiting for my food I got used to the smell more. I guess I’m ready for it. And here comes my tonkotsu ramen. It was pretty good actually. Soup is super rich and noodles are thin just like Bari in Okayama. Gyoza was awesome as well.
Ren’s ramen was cool also. Soup is clear but still remains rich.
||Kurume Ramen Seiyoken (Suwanomachi store)
||1798-6 Suwanomachi Kurume-shi, Fukuoka
||Weekdays: 11:30 – 21:30
Saturdays, Sundays ad holidays: 11:00 – 22:00
Closed on 3rd Tuesday every month and January 1st
How do you find it? There are actually several locations in Fukuoka. If you are around, you should try one.
See you around!