QUALITY of 9 KYUSHU The spirit of the lord viewing the sea from the castle.

Nagasaki

The spirit of the lord viewing the sea from the castle.
Breathtaking scenery at Hirado Castle

2015 Miss International 4th Runner-UP
USA Delegate Lindsay Becker

2015 Miss International 4th Runner-UP USA Delegate  Lindsay Becker
Breathtaking scenery at Hirado Castle

Cooperation in styling for photography : The basket shoulder bag made of bamboo and canvas was provided by Chikuseikan workshop, Oita


QUALITY of 9 KYUSHU Traveling the sacred place where temples and churches coexist.
QUALITY of 9 KYUSHU Nagasaki
Nagasaki

Traveling the sacred place where temples and churches coexist.
Breathtaking scenery at Komyoji Temple and Hirado Xavier Memorial Church

2015 Miss International 4th Runner-UP
USA Delegate Lindsay Becker

2015 Miss International 4th Runner-UP USA Delegate  Lindsay Becker
Breathtaking scenery at Komyoji Temple and Hirado Xavier Memorial Church

Nagasaki

Hirado
A town with a fusion of foreign cultures

2016 Runner-UP Miss International
Japanese Delegate Saki Kawaguchi

2016 Runner-UP Miss International Japanese Delegate Saki Kawaguchi

2015 Miss International 3rd Runner-UP
Vietnam Delegate Pham Hong Thuy Van

2015 Miss International 3rd Runner-UP Vietnam Delegate Pham Hong Thuy Van

Hirado A town with a fusion of foreign cultures

Hirado is a town which served as the first European trading seaport before Dejima in Nagasaki, trading with Holland. In the age of discovery, Hirado, also known as “FIRAND,” was where the sailors aimed on the map. This town became a bridge of the European culture and Japanese culture and flourished through Nanban trading, so there are still a number of historical buildings and sites, including Hirado Castle and Dutch Trading House. The view of both together a temple and a church is such Hirado landscape. Especially, the beautiful Hirado Church of Saint Francis Xavier with its moss green color exterior and spotted churches in the town are also worth seeing as great buildings. Actually, a fifth of Hirado is in Saikai National Park, and the beautiful nature is one of the things they are proud of. The crowned “Hirado flatfish” and “Hirado beef” also can’t be missed.

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Hirado city, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81-950(23)8600(Hirado Tourism Association)

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Hirado Dutch Trading Post A 270-year-old building restored
Hirado Dutch Trading Post
A 270-year-old building restored

This is a restored building on the site where Hirado flourished through trading with Holland. In the building, there are drawings, books, sailing tools and commodities on display, so that you can learn about the history of Hirado as well as the trading with Holland. Many exhibitions and courses are also held here, so please check them out.

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2477 Okubo-cho, Hirado city, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81-950(26)0636
Closed: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the third week of June

Ago (Flying Fish) Rich, flavorful seafood
Ago (Flying Fish)Rich, flavorful seafood

Hirado is a city where you can fully enjoy meat and seafood. Ago, generally called as flying fish, is one of Hirado’s local specialties. The more you chew sun-dried “tsumani-ago,” the richer it tastes. There is also “Agodashi ramen” using ago broth, which gives you the perfect and refreshing taste.

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Hirado city, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81-950(23)8600(Hirado Tourism Association)


Nagasaki

Nagasaki
A port town full of an exotic atmosphere

2016 Runner-UP Miss International
Japanese Delegate Saki Kawaguchi

2016 Runner-UP Miss International Japanese Delegate Saki Kawaguchi

2015 Miss International 3rd Runner-UP
Vietnam Delegate Pham Hong Thuy Van

2015 Miss International 3rd Runner-UP Vietnam Delegate Pham Hong Thuy Van

2015 Miss International 4th Runner-UP
USA Delegate Lindsay Becker

2015 Miss International 4th Runner-UP USA Delegate  Lindsay Becker

Nagasaki A port town full of an exotic atmosphere

This town features a hill stone pavement like a puzzle, historical western-style houses, and a colorful, thrilling Chinese town. In the Edo era, Nagasaki flourished as an international trading port and is still alive with the “Wakaran culture,” perfectly harmonized among Japanese, Chinese, and Southeastern cultures. You can visit “Dejima” associated with Siebold, Urakami which has the Peace Statue and tells the history of the atomic bombing, Megane Bridge and its surrounding area with some traditional merchant houses, and Minami Yamate and Higashi Yamate, where many sightseeing spots are dotted, including the Glover Garden and Oura Church. Because every single spot has its own charm, we recommend you go around the areas, while taking your time. Most of the sightseeing spots are located in the urban area, so it is convenient for you to use a tram in the city. Nagasaki city has quite a few hills. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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Nagasaki city, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81-95(823)3631

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Nagasaki Shinchi Chinese Town A town where you can experience “China”
Nagasaki Shinchi Chinese Town
A town where you can experience “China”

This is one of the three major Chinese towns in Japan. The area used to have several warehouses lined up in order to store the goods from China. Once you enter the vermilion tower gate, you can see a number of Chinese restaurants and goods shops along a 100-meter stretch of the crossroads. Their reasonable and unique Chinese goods are perfect as a souvenir. Eating while walking is also recommended on the street.

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Shinchi-machi, Nagasaki city, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81-95(823)3631(Nagasaki City Tourist Information Center)