See firsthand why Nagasaki is so frequented by travelers from all over the world, by hitting the road and exploring the abundance of scenic and cultural attractions around Isahaya. Ureshino, lays 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south, and Hashima is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast.
Nagasaki is around 12 miles (19 kilometers) from Isahaya. This center offers a great selection of tourist attractions, including Nyoko-do Hermitage, Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and Sofuku-ji. Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium, Nagasaki Subtropical Botanical Garden and Confucius Shrine are other places to see for those who have more time on their hands.
The food in this area is known for its special flavors, so make sure you sample one or two local dishes. Champon (pork and seafood noodles) and kakuni (braised pork) are commonly enjoyed by vacationers and locals.
Break down cultural barriers by practicing a handful of everyday Japanese phrases. "Isshoni odorimasenka?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is handy. "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" means "Where's the toilet?"
If you're holidaying in Nagasaki on the 23rd of December, partake in the events surrounding the nation-wide Birthday of Emperor Akihito celebrations.
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend your last yen on last-minute keepsakes and bid a fond Sayōnara (farewell) to the people you've enjoyed getting to know and the places you've enjoyed.