5 Must Try Nagasaki Food

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Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada, back on duty. I would like to introduce must try Nagasaki food this time.

5 Must Try Nagasaki Food

Nagasaki offers mixed-culture foods since it was the only city where foreign stuff was allowed to be brought in while Japan was closed in Edo era. And through the years it remained as Nagasaki food.  Here are some popular Nagasaki food today.

Castella

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Castella is a sponge cake brought from Portugal in the 15th century. Today it is the most popular souvenir from Nagasaki. Bunmeido is a famous Castella store which has its headquarter in Nagasaki City.

Champon Noodles

Must Try Nagasaki Food

Champon noodle was made by a Chinese cook in Nagasaki in Meiji era. It is said that it was made for its employees first but it turned to be Nagasaki’s soul food. Perhaps the nearest place you could try it would be the Champon specialty chain named Ringer Hat (available over the country).

Sara Udon (Buddha Noodles)

Must Try Nagasaki Food

Sara Udon is crispy Buddha noodles with sticky seafood based sauce on top. Pretty much of Chinese food as Champon noodles. I love the crisp.

 

Toruko Rice (Turkish Rice)

Must Try Nagasaki Food

Toruko rice varies at places but most likely it is Tonkatsu, ketchup spagetti, pilarf rice in one dish. Just like different culture came into Nagasaki, it is mixed with multi national cuisines! A bit like kid’s food, I must say.

Sasebo Burger

Must Try Nagasaki Food

It was originally made for American soldiers after the war. Apparently there is no definition of Sasebo burger. Any burger with any topping in Sasabo City, or the whole Nagasaki Prefecture would be it. It has become a popular local food. If you like burger and look for something new, you should check it out.

Lastly

How do you find it? Food is one of things that I really look forward to while travelling. Please try those while you are in Nagasaki.

See you around!

Popular Places to Visit in Nagasaki City

Places to Visit in Nagasaki City

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.

Glover Garden

Where a Scottish merchant Thomas Glover lived in and his garden are now one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Nagasaki.

Places to Visit in Nagasaki City

Oura Cathedral

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.

Places to Visit in Nagasaki City

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.

Places to Visit in Nagasaki City

Dutch Slope

A bunch of cool houses stand on such a slope. Looks nice with a view of Nagasaki City.

Places to Visit in Nagasaki City

Gunkanjima (Hashima)

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.

Places to Visit in Nagasaki City

Meganebashi Bridge

One of symbols of Nagasaki City. Easy access (in central).

Places to Visit in Nagasaki City

Shinchi Chinatown

It is not as big as ones in Kobe or Yokohama but once you step in, you are in a little China.

Places to Visit in Nagasaki City

Dejima

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.

Peace Park

The 9.7-meter-high-symbolic statue stands and wishes world peace.

Places to Visit in Nagasaki City

Lastly

How do you find it? Come visit Nagasaki while in Japan. It’s totally worth it.

See you around!