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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.

Today, Nagasaki's chinatown is best known for its restaurants and their two most famous local noodle dishes, champon and sara udon. Restaurants typically open between 11:00 and 15:00 for lunch and from 17:00 to 21:00 for dinner.

North Gate
Champon and Sara Udon

Access

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

How to get to and around Nagasaki

Hotels around Nagasaki

Recommended Hotels
Hotel Cuore Nagasaki Ekimae
Business hotel just a few steps from Nagasaki Station and the bus terminal.
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Hotel Monterey Nagasaki
This atmospheric hotel is one of the best values in town.
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JR Kyushu Hotel Nagasaki
Conveniently located adjacent to Nagasaki Station.
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Page last updated: June 10, 2015