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!

Kurume Ramen Seiyoken in Kurume, Fukuoka

Kurume Ramen Seiyoken in Kurume, Fukuoka

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.

Definitely recommended!

 

Information

Name Kurume Ramen Seiyoken (Suwanomachi store)
Access 1798-6 Suwanomachi Kurume-shi, Fukuoka
Business Hours Weekdays: 11:30 – 21:30
Saturdays, Sundays ad holidays: 11:00 – 22:00
Closed on 3rd Tuesday every month and January 1st
Contact 0942-32-9736
Website http://seiyo-ken.jp/english/index.php

 

Lastly

How do you find it? There are actually several locations in Fukuoka. If you are around, you should try one.

See you around!