Nagasaki Chinatown was established as early as the 17th century. It is one of the three largest Chinatowns in Japan along with Yokohama Chukagai in Yokohama and the Nankin-machi Chinatown in Kobe.
Shinchi is the oldest Chinatown in Japan that is existing since before the Edo Period when Nagasaki Port was the only exception for trade with China.
Today, Nagasaki's Chinatown is best known for its restaurants offering Chinese food in Japan.
Nagasaki Chinatown is popular spot for original Nagasaki-style Chinese food as well as the decorations of thousand of lanterns during the Lantern Festival, the largest Chinese New Year celebration in Japan.
Take a train on the JR Nagasaki Line and get off at Tsukimachi. From there, Nagasaki's Chinatown is just a short walk away.
Restaurants in the Chinatown typically opens between 11:00 and 15:00 for lunch and 17:00 to 21:00 for dinner.
It has about 40 stores including chinese restaurants, confectionery stores, and China-made souvenir stores.
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