THE BEST WAY TO NAGASAKI, JAPAN
From LAX, connecting service to Nagasaki is available on All Nippon. Restricted round-trip airfares begin at $783, including taxes and fees.
Trams serve the major sights and hotels. $1.50 per ride or $5 day pass purchased at hotels.
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 81 (country code for Japan) and the local number.
WHERE TO STAY
Garden Terrace Nagasaki Hotel, 2-3 Akizuki-machi, Nagasaki; 95-864-7777, http://www.gt-nagasaki.jp/. This showpiece hotel is worth the trip across town. On several grassy, hillside acres, it features unvarnished wood slats, unconventional angles, sweeping views and top-flight restaurants. Rooms from $419.
Sakamoto-ya, 2-13 Kanaya-cho, Nagasaki; 95-826-8211, http://www.japaneseguesthouses.com/db/nagasaki/sakamotoya.htm. Established in 1894, this traditional Japanese inn is near Nagasaki Station. Per person including two meals from $155.
Hotel Monterey Nagasaki, 1-22 Oura-machi, Nagasaki; 95-827-7111, http://www.hotelmonterey.co.jp/en/htl/nagasaki/index.html. Portuguese-themed hotel near the Dutch Slopes. Double rooms from $164.
ANA Crowne Plaza Nagasaki Gloverhill Hotel, 1-18 Minamiyamate-machi; 95-818-6601, http://www.anacrowneplaza-nagasaki.jp. Comfortable Western-style hotel near Glover Garden, with smartly renovated rooms. Doubles from $85.
Hostel Akari, 2-2 Kojiya-machi, Nagasaki; 95-801-7900, http://www.nagasaki-hostel.com. Dorm rooms from $25 per person, doubles from $59. Budget travelers' best choice has standard hostel facilities, central location, cheerful staff and volunteers offering free city walking tours.
WHERE TO EAT
Hamakatsu, 6-50 Kajiya-cho; 95-826-8321, http://www.sippoku.jp. Shippoku-ryori at an affordable price. Lunch/dinner set menus from about $53.
Shikairo, 4-5 Matsugae-machi; 81-95-822-1296. Multistory, harborside restaurant that claims to have invented champon, from $10.
To sample castella, try one of the branches of Bunmeido, Fukasaya or Shokando.
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