Nagasaki Chinatown is one of only three such places in Japan with the other Chinatowns being located in Kobe and Yokohama.

While historically it was something of a ghetto for Chinese immigrants and traders, today it serves more as a tourist attraction.

Champon Noodles
Photo by Gregory Lane

Offered at restaurants throughout Nagasaki Chinatown are piping hot bowls of champon noodles—a kind of ramen heaped with vegetables, pork and seafood, for which Nagasaki has become famous.

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