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Eat like a local in Nagasaki
Eat like a local in Nagasaki
Eat like a local in Nagasaki
Eat like a local in Nagasaki
Eat like a local in Nagasaki
Eat like a local in Nagasaki
Eat like a local in Nagasaki
Eat like a local in Nagasaki
Eat like a local in Nagasaki
Food & Drink 3 hours

Eat like a local in Nagasaki

Nagasaki’s strong Chinese influence makes for a fascinating (and super-delicious) food culture.

3 hours

From $60.19  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

  • From $60.19 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Private Transportation on Request

  • Can tailor to disabilities

  • Hosted in English (On request: )

What you'll do

Centuries ago, Chinese traders settled in Nagasaki – Japan’s only “open port” city. Most of the city’s street food is of Chinese origin and you’ll taste a few at Chinatown, like Champon (noodles in a pork broth topped with seafood) or Kakuni Manju, steamed buns filled with tender pork belly. Try Nikuman (bao buns) or Omura sushi, then satisfy your sweet tooth – Nagasaki’s is insatiable! Introduced by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Castella, a fluffy sponge cake, is a must-try, as are traditional confections like Manjū (filled dough) or Ohagi (glutinous rice sweets). Still have room? Sample Biwa (jelly), and grab a bag of Yori Yori sweets (deep-fried, twisted cookies) for later.

Eat like a local in Nagasaki
Eat like a local in Nagasaki

Where you’ll go

Armed with nothing but your appetite and a local insider, you’ll go on a tantalizing tour of central Nagasaki’s food spots. Experience the city’s Chinese heritage on the crisscrossing lanes of the Chinatown district. Just 10 minutes east, the Maruyama entertainment district is chock-full of famous foodie spots, while the Hamanomachi Arcade, a shopping district on the bank of Nakashima River, has a couple of local haunts of its own. Across the river, the Tsukimachi Melka basement level is a living reminder of vibrant food markets from the 50s, and narrow Naka-dori street just half a mile away houses the 200-year-old Iwanaga Baijuken sweet shop and plenty of charming cafes in a city with a coffee culture dating back centuries!

    • Explore an area of Nagasaki hand-picked by your host for having the best variety of foods in the city, and try several of its local specialties
    • See all the places locals love to eat, and have a helpful local insider to decipher all the dishes
    • Taste the foods that make Nagasaki’s cuisine famous across Japan, from fusion food at Nagasaki Chinatown to sweet treats from the famous Iwanaga Baijuken sweet shop
    • Enjoy a coffee at a local cafe – Nagasaki’s coffee culture dates back 400 years!
    • Have a knowledgeable local host to recommend more foods to try on your trip
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 3 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
    • 6-8 foods to taste selected by your host, based on your preferences
    • 2 drinks (alcoholic or soft drink)
    • What’s not included
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

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