Posts in the Places Category


You may not have visited Matsuura but you can be sure that Matsuura has visited you. Your hair dryer will testify. Your toaster will testify. And that superfluous little motor in your desk’s electric pencil sharpener will testify too. For Matsuura is the power capital of Nagasaki. Every day Matsuura generates gigantic tubs full of the stuff so energy can be pumped straight through the power lines and into the blood lines of your favorite electronic goods. So come visit. … Continue reading »

Come explore the Southern Nagasaki Peninsula!

Many people in this prefecture (probably even many locals) are somehow unaware of all the great areas that lay hidden in the Nagasaki Peninsula located directly south of Nagasaki City. Either by car or by city bus you can spend a wonderful day exploring this beautiful, lush peninsula. Below are two of the local hotspots that without a doubt should be included on any visit to the area.

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A Hot Guide to Nagasaki’s Amazing Hotsprings

Whether it be to wash the sweat from your body during the humid summer weather, or to warm up your chilled bones during winter, a visit to the onsen (hot spring) is perfect for any season. What exactly is an onsen you might ask? It is a gender separated public bath usually built on a natural hot spring. While donning your ‘birthday suit’ and bathing with strangers might cause some embarrassment at first, as it did for me, I soon … Continue reading »

Pining for the Simple Things in Life? Go to Goto

If you’re low on cash and high off exhaust fumes from the city, consider coming to Goto Island for an affordable detox. Only 80 km off the coast of Nagasaki and abounding in natural beauty, this seemingly forgotten island is the perfect place to rent a car and road trip it for a weekend with friends.

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Dejima Wharf – Nagasaki’s Underappreciated Waterside Haven

Located behind Yumesaito shopping plaza in Nagasaki city, Dejima Wharf is a quiet, lovely area that is unfortunately looked over by many. It’s a real shame, considering it offers a number of tantalizing opportunities for you to spend your leisure time!

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Nagasaki Bio Park – A Return to the Wild

The Bio Park, located on the western side of Omura Bay in the Saikai region, is not your typical zoo. Unlike the layout of many zoos out there, the Bio Park has more of a “World Safari” type atmosphere, and during your tour around the premises you will encounter a vast assortment of wild creatures from all over the globe, many of whom you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with (if you so wish).

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