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Neon and Noodles at Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown

Nagasaki Chinatown is a shopping and dining district in downtown Nagasaki, rich in history and bursting with delicious local fare. For the 200-odd years that Japan’s borders were closed to foreigners during the Sakoku (closed country) policy,...

Nagasaki Champon: The City’s Most Famous Regional Dish

Also known as Chanpon (with an ‘n’), this is a local Nagasaki dish which was heavily influenced by Chinese cuisine. It originated in the early 1900s at one of Nagasaki’s Chinese restaurants where the local Chinese students would come to eat. Chock-full...