Shinchi Chinatown, Nagasaki

1.8
#2 of 10 in Neighborhoods in Kyushu
Explore one of Japan's largest Chinese quarters at Shinchi Chinatown, teeming with restaurants, confectioneries, and shops selling traditionally made souvenirs. During the Edo Period (1603-1867), when the entire nation was isolated from the rest of the world, Nagasaki was the only city allowed to openly trade with China. Through the ages, the neighborhood has developed into a sightseeing hub, marked off by traditional red-colored gates on all four sides. Depending on the side of your approach, you will be welcomed by one of four deity sculptures guarding the entry: Azure Dragon at the east, White Tiger at the west, Black Tortoise at the north, and Vermilion Bird at the south. The area hosts many festivities, most notably Chinese New Year, when colorful lanterns decorate the streets and fireworks light the sky. To visit Shinchi Chinatown and other attractions in Nagasaki, use our Nagasaki road trip planning app .
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  • It is smaller than Yokohama Chinatown, but it is very compact. It was an impression that there were a lot of long-established stores. I had a pigeon roll at a shop called "Kashiwa garden" on the way, but it was very delicious. It's fun to eat food from various restaurants.
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  • I stopped by for the first time in a long time, but even though it was Sunday night, only one shop sold things that I could eat and walk around. I ate pigeons, kakuni man, and kogo-ba.
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