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The Belle Vue Hotel, Nagasaki

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The grande dame of the Nagasaki hospitality scene was the former Belle Vue Hotel, situated just off the Bund, at the edge of Glover Hill, in the Oura Foreign Settlement. It was the second oldest Western-style hotel in the city, established … Continue reading

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Oura – Nagasaki’s former Foreign Settlement

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In 1858, Japan signed the Harris Treaty, also known as the Treaty of Amity and Commerce with the United States of America.  The Treaty Port Era had begun for the Land of the Rising Sun.  Five ports were forced open … Continue reading

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