Kyushu (Nagasaki) – Day 3(b)

Nagasaki Temple

Nagasaki’s Koshi-byo is one of the few shrines dedicated to the Chinese philosopher Confucius in Japan. This particular Confucius Shrine was built by Chinese residents of Nagasaki in 1893. Today, it also houses the Historical Museum of China.

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Nagasaki Temple
The temple is kept in very good condition.

Nagasaki Temple
Sushi san was so elated, sometimes I wonder who is the real chinese here?

Nagasaki Temple
I don’t know the exact name of this but it is to teach us not to be too over contained as like this container, it would always topple when the water is almost filled up.

Nagasaki Temple
Can’t believe that this is in Japan right?

Nagasaki Temple
The past holy men in thinking mode: What have the modern people become these days.

Nagasaki Temple
They had a Chinese wedding exhibition with olden marriage stuff on show case.

Megane Bridge

The Meganebashi (“spectacles bridge”) is the most beautiful of several stone bridges that cross the Nakajima River in central Nagasaki. The bridge was first constructed in 1634.

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Megane Bridge
Quite a nice walk during the cooler afternoon.

Nagasaki Chinatown

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 with a Chinese flair not felt in any other of Japan’s major cities.

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Nagasaki Chinatown
Though we say it is Chinatown but everyone was speaking in Japanese though.

Nagasaki Chinatown
China square.

Nagasaki Chinatown
Old people sitting around playing Japanese chess.

Nagasaki Chinatown
Chinese words for the toilets though.

Nagasaki Chinatown
Tense battle of chess

Nagasaki Hotel
Just right opposite the Chinatown main entrance would be our accommodation for the night. Dormy Inn Nagasaki, non intentional to stay in the same chain as the Hakata one. They have the same shave ice in the afternoon and soba for supper service too.

Nagasaki Hotel
Same small room like the night before but tonight we managed to get the double bed room.

Nagasaki Chinatown
View from the room.

Nagasaki Yatai
Nagasaki style Yatai.

Nagasaki Izakaya
Of course, in Nagasaki where it is a port, the seafood are fresh and cheap there.

Nagasaki Izakaya
Fresh sashimi for starters.

Nagasaki Izakaya
Rice dishes.

Nagasaki Izakaya
The main attraction for our dinner – live squid

Nagasaki Izakaya
Half the price of what we paid when we tried it in Tokyo.

Nagasaki Izakaya
They would ask if you want to grill or cook in miso soup for the left over portions like the head, we opted for grilled with salt. But that would cost you an additional 200JPY for handling charges.

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Nagasaki Night View

Mount Inasa (Inasayama) is a 333 meter high mountain in close distance to Nagasaki’s city center. The summit can be reached by ropeway, bus or car and offers great views over the city. In fact, the night views from Mount Inasa are ranked among Japan’s three best night views besides the views from Mount Hakodate and Mount Rokko.

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Nagasaki Night View
We arrived to a long line and by the time we got onto the cable car, it was already 930pm! The last cable car down is supposed to be at 10pm but they say they will extend the hours if needed.

Nagasaki Night View
It was really beautiful, just that we can’t stay too long.

Nagasaki Night View

Nagasaki Night View

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