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3 Hours Culture tour itinerary for Nagasaki: Try Shippoku Cuisine With A Geisha Performance


Food and Drink Tour
Culture Tour
Luxury Tour

Sample some of the best dishes from the Great Japanese cuisine, which has taken a particular form in Nagasaki: Shippoku, a fusion cuisine mixed with Chinese and Portuguese influences. Dine in the oldest luxury restaurant in Japan, Kagetsu.

DAY 01

Treat yourself with A full-course lunch meal

  • Choose an old luxury restaurant to have a "Shippoku" lunch meal with Geisha in Kagetsu, Ichiriki, Aoyanagi, etc.

  • While dining, go back 400 years into the past while learning about the famous Samurais, who had important meetings in these restaurants, and at the same time, changed Japanese history. For those interested in Japanese history or Geisha's luxury meal course, it's going to be a great memory here.

  • The lunch time is 12:00 noon to 15:00 pm for 3 hours with 2 Geisha's performances.

  • 150000 JPY Per Group (* by 2 persons)


  • Your full-course meal price.

  • Geisha's service charge.

  • Guide's meal price.

  • If you want to drink alcohol, it's gonna be extra payment. You can pay it to guide after the check.

The history of Shippoku cooking tells of foreigners of Nagasaki. It mixes in a kaiseki style (a succession of lovely dishes, true works of art for the eyes as well as for the stomach) unavoidable haute cuisine to Japanese and Chinese dishes crossbred with dishes of Portuguese inspiration.

It is interesting to note that the Chinese community has long-standing ties with Nagasaki (its Chinatown is the oldest in Japan) and that Portuguese sailors and missionaries were the first westerners to set foot on the archipelago in the middle of the sixteenth century.

While Kowtowing

This cuisine is as elegant as it is cosmopolitan, so naturally, its largest restaurant, Kagetsu, is also one of the most fabulous places in Nagasaki.

This former geisha house, opened in 1642, a luxury brothel with quite a history, became the oldest Ryotei (deluxe restaurant) of Japan, a classy building with a beautiful garden and a small museum.

After a reception with bowing staff and a passage through the sumptuous wooden halls of the restaurant, diners are seated facing the garden and watch a dozen dishes be carried in, between which resonate few notes from a koto in the room next door.

Ozoni, soba, shells, braised pork, whale, and desserts are served in a dish as beautiful and admirable as its contents, helping to make the Shippoku of Kagetsu a delight.


Food and Drink Tour
Culture Tour
Luxury Tour

Contributed By

Teru Minagawa



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