Nagasaki's Non-Japan Tour
Traveling to Nagasaki might start out as an homage to atomic bomb victims, but there's no need for your trip to stay serious the entire time. In fact it's a city full of unusual-for-Japan sightseeing spots existing from the times when it was basically the only part of the nation open to the West.
Take, for example, the Glover Garden outdoor museum. It's home to a few mansions of British merchants, and gardens just like we're used to seeing. The entertaining part is making all the effort to go sightseeing in Japan and not seeing anything different from what you're used to; normally that's hard to do in this unique land.
Back near the center of town, you might head down the Dutch Slope before finding a spot where the Japanese were copying China instead of the West: the Spectacles Bridge, so named because of the two arches that produce a reflection that looks like a pair of glasses. But don't worry about the un-Japaneseness of it all: stray around any corner and you'll find the real Japan again. Complete with enough unknown foods that you could wish yourself back in the bad food days of Britain, after all.
· Nagasaki Famous For Strange Pizza [HotelChatter]
· Nagasaki Sightseeing [TripAdvisor]