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Sasebo

City of mixed cultures dotted with islands

About Sasebo

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Where to eat in Sasebo

Big Man Burger Stand

Big Man Burger Stand

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When in Sasebo, don't miss out on the town's eponymous burgers, claimed to have originated here in the 1950s thanks to US..

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Log Kit Burger Joint

Log Kit Burger Joint

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Log Kit Burger Joint serves up massive Sasebo burgers just a stone's throw from the expressway and downtown Sasebo.

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Places to stay in Sasebo

Watermark Hotel Nagasaki

Watermark Hotel Nagasaki

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Mikawachi Porcelain

Mikawachi Porcelain

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The 400-year tradition of Mikawachi porcelain lives on in this Nagasaki village. Mikawachi ceramics feature blue artwork and carved..

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About Sasebo

Sasebo lies on the western end of Japan, and is a hub for foreigners due to the presence of a U.S Navy base. The second largest city in Nagasaki Prefecture, Sasebo presents a vibrant option by the coast for visitors interested in urban and natural sightseeing.

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.

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