Photo by Tomoko Tanaka
Photo by Tomoko Tanaka

VIDEO| Sasebo – naval port city where American and Japanese cultures meet

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

Home to bases of U.S. Navy and Japanese Self-Defense Force, Sasebo is a naval port city where American and Japanese cultures meet. It is considered to be the first city of Japan where hamburger was sampled, and there are a lot of “Sasebo” Burger joints packed in down town aka “Sailor Town.” Sasebo is home to various natural and cultural attractions, such as Nimitz Park, Kujukushima (Ninety-nine Islands), Seikaibashi Bridge, Miuracho Catholic Church, Yutoku Inari Shrine and Yumiharidake Observatory, as well.

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