Nagasaki

Looking for a hotel in Japan? Skip the ryokan and stay in this castle instead!

Seaside stronghold in Nagasaki is looking for guests, and might let you stay for free.

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Netherlands theme park Huis Ten Bosch hosting a special event to celebrate upcoming Mewtwo movie!

Head over to Nagasaki to check out this cool Mewtastic event!

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Nagasaki Lantern Festival: An awesome event that will whisk you away into a celestial world【Pics】

Filled with marvelous displays and breathtaking performances, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.

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Japanese city changes into beautiful Spirited Away lookalike once a year, and it’s happening now

The Nagasaki Lantern Festival gives the city an amazing ethereal atmosphere for just a few nights every February.

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Hirado Castle commemorates 300th anniversary with enchanting event, gorgeous projection mapping

Be sure not to miss this brilliant light show if you’re in the neighborhood.

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Beautiful “sandy beach” near Nagasaki Airport is not made of sand…it’s made of glass!

And it doesn’t hurt to walk on it with your bare feet!

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Starbucks’ cool new Japan Geography tumblers will take you on a trip around the country

Local sites and foods of five prefectures proudly displayed on mugs, bottles.

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There’s only one place in Japan where this kind of sushi isn’t red, but why?

Tekkamaki tuna rolls have fire in their name, but in this part of west Japan, they’re almost white.

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Nagasaki Starbucks marks anniversary of World War II’s end with powerful message of peace

Coffeehouse chalkboard encourages customers to think about situations in coffee-growing regions of the world.

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The only path to this Nagasaki Shinto shrine gets swallowed by the sea every day【Video】

A popular destination for those looking for love or trying to start a family, but you’ll want to check the tide schedule before you visit.

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Sleep like a samurai – Travel provider offers one-night stay in a Japanese castle

Free package includes dinner modeled after meals eaten by feudal lords

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Train ride through Nagasaki Lantern Festival looks like a trip to the world of Spirited Away【Vid】

Southern city’s lunar New Year celebration is even more ethereally beautiful when viewed from the rails.

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JR Kyushu runs possibly confusing “Kiss My Nagasaki” campaign

You want me to kiss you where now?

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Nagasaki’s Peace Park asks Pokémon Go developer to remove game functionality on park grounds

Nagasaki’s Peace Park, a memorial to victims of the atomic bomb attack, has requested that Pokémon Go developer Niantic stop items and monsters from appearing on park grounds.

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Airbnb listing in Japan reveals travel destination with exclusive use of huge private island

Sleep in a traditional Japanese house while surrounded by rice paddies, beaches, tree-houses, zip lines and a lighthouse on your very own private island.

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Japanese “horror kindergarten”, where the kids are literally little monsters, to open in June

You’d better come equipped with lots of decoy candy if you hope to escape this demonic daycare facility.

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Capybaras take shelter from rain the best way they know how: by being adorable

The capybara council of cute is now in session!

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Japan chooses its top 3 night views【Photos】

The votes are in! Approximately 4,500 night-view enthusiasts submitted their votes for what they think are the best areas to take in Japan’s sprawling, twinkling cityscapes after dark, and the results were revealed at the Night View Summit 2015, held on October 9 in Kobe.

Which cities do you think made it to the top three? Click to find out, and enjoy some of the stunning photographs that prove each city’s worthiness of the honor!

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Traditional Japanese fundoshi loincloths are both functional and fashionable, providing modesty for the modern man while still allowing a healthy influx of air around one’s nether regions. In fact, fundoshi are currently enjoying a revival of popularity in Japan, perhaps as a result of some men rebelling against constricting tighty whities and boring boxer shorts.

Our Japanese writers love them, and now some of the players from J-League division 2 football team V-Varen Nagasaki have lent their talents to advertise a range of crotch drapery designed to make fundoshi fun for football fans.

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Nagasaki’s hundreds of beautiful islands get newspapers from boats, planes, 2,285 delivery people

Although Nagasaki is one of the most populous cities on the island of Kyushu, many neighborhoods are built on steep coastal hillsides that are inaccessible by car. Then there’s the rest of Nagasaki Prefecture, which is dotted with isolated communities on its hundreds of islands.

But with the prefecture’s unique beauty and culture, it’s not hard to see why many residents of Nagasaki are happy living where they do. And while there may be some inconveniences that come with living in such remote homes, they can at least be assured of receiving their newspapers every day, as this surprisingly moving video of the incredibly complex delivery process shows.

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