Nagasaki Kunchi – A fall festival complete with an impressive dragon dance!SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
This exciting fall festival celebrated at Nagasaki City's Suwa Shrine is one you won't want to miss. With a history of over 370 years, it is the most famous festival in Nagasaki. At the Nagasaki Kunchi Festival you can watch dances which incorporate the influence of Portuguese, Dutch, and Chinese culture on the area. While watching the spectacular dragon dance, spectators encouragingly yell "Mottekoi!"which means "Encore!"
Nagasaki – Kyushu No.1 Fireworks FestivalSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
The Kyushu Fireworks Festival is western Japan’s largest fireworks display, during which over 22,000 fireworks will be launched!
The festival is held in Japan’s largest theme park, “Huis Ten Bosch,” located in Nagasaki Prefecture. It is a large-scale event for which top-level fireworks specialists gather. Additionally, there are plenty of other things to see during the festival, such as the “Hanabi World Cup” which decides which fireworks specialist is the world’s best, the “Odama 100 Concurrent Fireworks Launch,” and the finale, “Special Starmines”!
Nagasaki Prefecture’s Fantastically Shining Town – Nagasaki Lantern FestivalSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Approximately 15,000 richly colored lanterns and decorated objects of varying sizes, from big to small, fantastically illuminate and color the town.
Every day during the event period, each venue hosts a variety of shows, including dragon dances, Chinese acrobatics, and erhu performances. This event is fun and popular thanks to its cheerful atmosphere.
The event was originally held by residents of Nagasaki Chinatown to celebrate the lunar new year, but ever since the events scope was broadened as of 1994, it has become an event representative of Nagasaki that sees over 1 million tourists visiting each year.
HUIS TEN BOSCH; Flowers & Light Kingdom in KyusyuSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
The destination for this trip was “HAUS TEN BOSCH” in Sasebo City, Nagasaki in Kyusyu area. The reason we picked this theme park was to visit the “must-see” event, “Flower & Light Kingdom”.
Huis Ten BoschSaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Huis Ten Bosch is Japan’s most expansive theme park, boasting an area of around 1.52 million square meters!
Winter Feast! Capybara’s Open-Air Bath 2016-2017SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
Capybaras are originally from the warm continent of South America, and they love baths and are great swimmers! This event shows off a “special appearance” of capybaras, as they bathe carefreely and play around in the warm water.
Gunkanjima (Hashima Island)SaveBookmarked articles are displayed in "Bookmarks" at the bottom right of the page
In 1810, coal was discovered on what is now called Gunkanjima. 80 years later, in 1890, Mitsubishi acquired ownership of the island and began going all-out mining it for coal. As the mined coal turned out to be of exceptionally good quality, for almost 100 years Gunkanjima prospered as an undersea coal mining area.