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Introduction to the City of Isahaya


Nagasaki, a town of beautiful culture and compelling history

Nagasaki, a town of beautiful culture and compelling history Sasebo Isahaya Nagasaki Shimabara

Isahaya, located in the center of Nagasaki Prefecture

 Located in central Nagasaki Prefecture and surrounded by the Sea of Ariake, Omura Bay, and Tachibana Bay, Isahaya has long prospered as one of the prefecture’s premier transportation hubs. From the hillsides of the Tara Mountains overlooking the expansive Isahaya Plain rise the Shirakimine Highlands, home to field mustard in the spring and a veritable carpet of cosmos in the fall. In the center of the city lies the Isahaya Megane Bridge, which has been designated as an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government. When it’s not hosting a J. League soccer match, Nagasaki Prefectural Sport and Recreational Park serves as a well-loved spot for recreation and relaxation for city residents. The Nonnoko Isahaya Festival is held in the city center every September featuring an ancient folk song known as Nonnoko-bushi, and in 2005, the University’s dance team participated in and won the festival’s dance competition.
 Situated about 15 minutes on foot from JR Isahaya Station along National Route 34, which parallels Nagasaki Expressway, Nagasaki Wesleyan University is blessed by a convenient and easily accessible location. The surrounding area has the character of a true college town, with a number of elementary, middle, and high schools located nearby.
Downtown Isahaya
Downtown Isahaya
Cosmos at Shirakimine Highlands
Cosmos at Shirakimine Highlands
Isahaya Megane Bridge
Isahaya Megane Bridge

Surrounding area

 Following the opening of its port in 1571, Nagasaki prospered as the sole point of contact through which overseas culture could enter Japan. Western culture that was transplanted to Japan via Nagasaki, including Western medicine, printing technology, and shipbuilding technology, astonished the young people of the day.
 Traces of the area’s exotic history can be found throughout the city, enchanting visitors with a sense of history and romance. Come sightseeing season, foreign cruise ships call at Nagasaki’s port and foreign tourists overflow its streets, giving the city a cosmopolitan feel.
Million-dollar nightscape
Million-dollar nightscape
Nagasaki Kunchi festival
Nagasaki Kunchi festival
Oura Tenshudo Catholic Church
Oura Tenshudo Catholic Church
 Shimabara Castle stands in the center of Shimabara, which once served as the 70,000-koku castle town of the Matsudaira domain. Today, ancient samurai residences and other vestiges of the past coexist with the crystal-clear spring water that can be found bubbling to the surface throughout this remarkable town of history and culture. To the west of the town can be seen sacred Mt. Fugen. Unzen Hot Spring is locate halfway up its slopes, offering a changing spectacle of beauty throughout the four seasons, with foliage in the fall and hoarfrost in the winter.
Unzen
Unzen
Shimabara Fantasia
Shimabara Fantasia

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Nagasaki Wesleyan University Small can be better
1212-1 Nishi-Eida-machi, Isahaya-shi, Nagasaki Prefecture 854-0082 JAPAN
Phone: +81-957-26-1234 Fax: +81-957-26-2063 EMAIL

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