Nagasaki's arcade of arcades! The rugged geography and somewhat cramped layout of Nagasaki City make for an abundance of narrow market streets and arcades, but this one is unquestionably the largest and most well known. It is wide enough to allow for all kinds of pedestrian traffic, and it is also roofed. The shops in this arcade are all established and well known, but chain stores are gradually edging out the older, privately owned places. Other avenues branch off from the main strip to provide further opportunity for exploring and shopping.
This enormous shopping center attached to Nagasaki Station was built only recently and is an impressive addition to the city's shopping, dining and entertainment attractions. There are five floors in all with a variety of gift shops, clothing outlets and more. In addition, there are several restaurants, banking corners, and a movie theater. Being part the station, the mall makes an excellent place to buy gifts before you go on your way.
Loire is known for its classy yet quirky, collection of apparels for women. Housing brands like Avi, Emile Zola and Rosso Vivo, the store has garnered a lot of positive attention from its customers. From classy over coats, to soft sweaters, Loire, has something for every one.
This cake maker has been around since the beginning of the Meiji Era (1868), though some of the techniques employed here have been around for almost 400 years. The shop specializes in one of Nagasaki's famed omiyage (gifts to take home): the kasutera, or sponge cake. A box starts at 1,400 yen, but that is not all that is available. Holland cakes are also 1400 yen, while certain hand-baked selections can be purchased from the store starting at 600 yen.
This narrow stretch appropriately incorporates the word "gourmet" into its name; the number of delicious restaurants is too many to count on both your hands. But "delicious" is not synonymous with "expensive." Most are quite affordable. At night, especially after midnight, the character of the place changes a bit. Provocatively dressed women from nearby snacks and lounges, and tipsy businessmen weave along the corridor. There are also many youths in the area, taking advantage of the eateries that open late.
This department store did so well among Nagasaki residents for so long, that they added an attachment. The main building has 8 floors plus a basement and rooftop garden, while the branch is the same size minus the basement. This department store is busy, not only because it stocks just about everything, but also because it is accessible from the Hamanomachi arcade, Nagasaki's largest and most popular. If you are looking for import clothing, you may want to check the branch building; it often has casual clothing from famous overseas brandname companies.
This organization/store located on the second floor of the Nagasaki Bus Terminal Building stocks products from all over Nagasaki Prefecture. The pottery selections are ample, as are well-known Nagasaki kites, which are typically flown in the warmer months. These kites owe their red, white and blue hues to the Dutch influence, and many of them can be obtained here for reasonable prices. Other local crafts are on sale as well.
Monsieur Nicole, located in Amu Plaza in Nagasaki, has everything a man could need — from smart formal shirts, casual short sleeved shirts, jackets and tees, knitwear, printed shorts, trousers to scarves and even bags. It is a clothing brand from the house of Nicole Co. Ltd based in Japan. The store also has stylish shoes and other accessories like belts and hats for men. There is a kids' section too.
All cities in Japan are known for some certain specialty or product. Some, if not most, are actually known for several. Nagasaki has quite a few. You have champon, sponge cake, kites, karasumi, plum jelly, and a few others. Here, you can find all of those and more, especially a number of smaller, more generic items that make easy gifts, like pendants, earrings, and hand-made stained glass.
Oriental Traffic is a shoe store in Nagasaki, where you get smart and trendy footwear. You will get a wide ranging collection of shoes for every occasion from various sorts of pumps to strap heel sandals, loafers, boots and many more kinds of shoes with fabulous designs. And if you are a sports person and do a lot of walking, jogging or running, you must visit this store as they have a very good selection of sneakers, too. The shop also has a kids’ section.
Rope Picnic is a lovely clothing store located near Nagasaki train station. They have a wide ranging collection of women’s dresses with elegant designs in various sizes to fit individual needs. The clothing is inspired by French fashion values, and are designed to suit every occasion such as party wear, office wear, casual wear and home wear such as cool and trendy dresses, jackets and woolen cardigans and many more variety to choose from. The shop also has some very pretty dresses, printed or pleated skirts and laced sleeved tops and pullovers that will give you a fresh look and enhance your personality. The store sells shoes and accessories, too, that go with the dresses.