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Published on 06.07.2016
Sasebo City and its burgers
Sasebo is the second largest city in Nagasaki prefecture, which is located in the southern island of Japan, Kyushu. With beautiful ocean scenery, this historical port town has a lively and expansive atmosphere. Since a U.S. military base is located in this city, there are about 5000 Sailors and Marines stationed here. This contributes to an international atmosphere within the city.
Sasebo is considered the origin of burgers in Japan. When the US opened their base in the 1950s, they brought burgers with them, which was then completely new to the Japanese. Many burger restaurants sprung up for the US navy, and over the years these American style burgers became the specialty of Sasebo. If you fancy a real burger, you should search for the “Sasebo burger” in Japan. You can find one even in Tokyo.
Sasebo Burger Log Kit
The place where Emily went is “Sasebo Burger Log Kit” where you can try their famous “Special burger”, which is 15cm in diameter and 500g in weight. It’s a typical Sasebo burger with a juicy 100% beef patty, a fried egg, bacons, lettuce leaves, tomatoes and sliced onion.
Address: 1-1 Yatakecho, Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture
The shopping complex where Emily went is “Sasebo Gobangai” and it’s the biggest shopping complex in Sasebo.
Address: 2-1 Shin Minatomachi, Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture
Access: 1 minute from Minato exit at JR Sasebo station
The conveyer sushi restaurant where she dined is “Sushiro” where you can eat fresh sushi from 150 yen.
Situated at the Grand floor East promenade in Sasebo Gobangai
“Don Quijote” is a discount chain store that has over 160 locations throughout Japan. It has a wide range of products and some of them are totally crazy. You’ll definitely find a great souvenir in this shop.
Address: 616-34 Daitoucho, Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture
Open every day 9:00am～ 2:00am
Ikitsuki Island is situated at the North-west of Hidado Island which was the main port for trading with foreign countries, such as Holland and Portugal. In the 16th Century, the feudal lord of Ikitsuki was converted to Christianity and most of the islanders followed him. During the period of the ban of Christianity by the Shogunate, people still keep their faith in secret. You can see the evidence of their practice in this island today. In 1991, the 960m bridge was constructed to connect Hirado and Ikitsuki Island.
Ikitsuki Gyoran Kannnon
Although Emily described it as “The big Buddha”, the statue in Ikutsuki is actually the statue of Kannon; the Buddhist goddess of mercy. It was constructed in 1985 at the perch overlooking the fishing port in order to pray for the safety of fishermen, as well as mourn for those lost at sea, and the sea creatures which are killed for food. At 18m high with a 150t weight, this is the biggest Kannnon Bronze statue in Japan.
Address: 570-1 Tsukimachi Yamada Hirado Nagasaki Prefecture
Caution: The Kannnon Statue stands out in this small island but everybody says that the route to the statue is very complicated. No wonder Emily got lost on the way. Type [ 33°21'48.2"N 129°25'56.0"E ] in your map app to get the exact location.