Hydrangeas are one of the highlights of Japan's rainy season, and Nagasaki's Huis Ten Bosch theme park showcases thousands..
June is Miffy Month at Nagasaki's Huis Ten Bosch theme park, and the event will celebrate the 'birthday' of this much-loved..
The souls of Sasebo's departed are guided back to their eternal rest by lanterns set afloat on the Sasebo River on the final..
The Huis Ten Bosch theme park, which is Dutch-themed, is a major attraction in the city. The rows of tulips combined with the Dutch-styled buildings will transport you to Europe instantly, and the regular fireworks shows add some glamour to the visit.
Sasebo is home to the Sakai National Park 99 islands, otherwise known as Kujukushima. The area actually contains 208 uninhabited islands instead of the 99 mentioned in its name. There are three observation towers — Tenkaiho, Ishidake and Yumihari — to admire the landscape's beauty. Visitors can also get up close and personal with the islands on one of two touring boats at the Kujukushima Pearl Sea Resort.
Most cities offer their own special food and Sasebo is no different, with Sasebo burgers all the rage. Dubbed "The Real Burger", a Sasebo burger consists of bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and a sunny side up egg. The burger was a product created to suit American Navy servicemen's appetites in the 1950s and its popularity skyrocketed, resulting in today's long queues at many outlets.
I found the hotel, where I was going to spend a few nights, in a perfect location with amazing views of the bay; it was right in..