Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Nagasaki Chinatown

Nagasaki Chinatown
basic information

Nagasaki Chinatown, also known as Shinchi Chinatown, is Japan's oldest chinatown. It was established as early as the 17th century, due to the fact that Nagasaki's port remained the country's only major port opened to Chinese trade during the era of isolation.

Over the centuries, the residents of Shinchi Chinatown have bestowed the city of Nagasaki which a Chinese flair not felt in any other of Japan's major cities.

Today, Nagasaki's chinatown is best known for its restaurants and their two most famous local noodle dishes, champon and saraudon.

North Gate
Champon Noodles

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how to get there

Nagasaki's Chinatown is a short walk from the "Tsukimachi" tram stop on the tram lines number 1 and 5.

How to get to and around Nagasaki

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