Nagasaki Shopping and Districts
(Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan)
Shopping in Nagasaki is a popular way to pass the time, both with visitors and local shopaholics. Many local craftworks are for sale all over the city, being in particularly plentiful supply around JR Nagasaki Station.
A huge selection of shops line the bustling Hamano-machi shopping strip, which stands close to the Kanko-dori train station and is bursting with high-street chains, local speciality outlets and more besides. This area is covered and features many interconnecting streets, where further shopping opportunities await.
When to Shop and Opening Hours
The shopping hours in Nagasaki are easy to predict, with most opening seven days a week, between the hours of 09:00 to 18:30.
Department stores often open slightly later, at around 10:00, while smaller shops may close at 17:00 and not open on Sundays.
Where to Shop
Nagasaki's Chinatown is a particularly colourful and lively place to begin your shopping and although this district is fairly compact, it contains plenty of shops selling a range of traditional Japanese souvenirs, many of which lie alongside restaurants and stylish Chinese-style buildings. Further interest lies along the Shindaiku Arcade, where market traders and small shops specialise in local produce, including fruit, vegetables, meat and fish.
Part of the actual Nagasaki Train Station, the Amu Plaza is a prominent shopping mall with five floors and a number of eateries, while for a spot of history, visit the Naka-dori Arcade, the city's oldest shopping centre of its kind and full of character.
Other shopping highlights include the Chitosepia Mall, which is located close to the city hall and features almost 60 stores. For some of the best fashion boutiques in the area, a visit to the Nagasaki Seiyoh-kan (Western Building) is in order and won't disappoint.
Address: 1-1 Ogami-machi, Nagasaki, 850-0058, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 095 808 2500
Address: 5-1 Chitose-machi, Nagasaki, 852-8135, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 095 842 2111
Hamano-machi Shopping Arcade
Address: Hamanomachi, Nagasaki, 850-0853, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 095 826 9407
Address: 3-18 Tsuki-machi, Nagasaki, 850-0877, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 095 823 9333
Address: 13-1 Kawaguchi-machi, Nagasaki, 852-8108, Japan, JP
Tel: +81 095 843 9191
Naka-dori Shopping Arcade
Address: Furukawa-machi, Nagasaki, 850-0851, Japan, JP