【Nagasaki Lunch】HIKARI BURGER at Sasebo city

25.March.2017 | FEATURES / FOOD

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Continuing with my Nagasaki tour, the next stop should be Hikari Burger (a.k.a SASEBO BURGER)!!!

Yes, this is what Sasebo City is known for.

Hikari opened in 1950 and is one of the oldest burger restaurants in town.

They are famous for its jumbo size burger. When I mean jumbo, it’s really jumbo.

I lived here for 16 years, but I never had the chance to try it so it was actually my first day to order one!

There were all sorts of burgers: Hamburger, Cheese Burger, Bacon Burger, Fish Burger, Jumbo Chicken Burger…etc.

I decided to go with the “Special Burger”. I mean, who wouldn’t buy something that said “special” on it?!

There are 3 tables outside for people to sit so I waited there. It has a nice little roof to block the sun.

As my number was called, they handed me the huge special burger wrapped in a nice white cover.

 

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The Special Burger contained: huge soft buns with chicken meat, cheese, omelet, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.

 

 

 

 

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As you can see from the picture, the egg is standing out so bright~! It was so hard to take my first bite off the burger because it was so tall. It took me 3 bites to actually get to the chicken and egg. I really liked their buns because they didn’t have any sesame’s and they were super soft and sweet. The combination of the chicken, egg, and the bacon are always the best. As I kept eating, first I thought the sweet flavor was from the buns, but they were actually the sauce. They rearranged the mayonnaise with some kind of spice, that the burgers actually tasted sweet! It took me a long time to finish because I’ve never had a burger that big in Japan.

If you miss the real American size hamburger, come to Hikari!

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■Writer:Jessica

■SNS:@mintbaaby

■Information

Address:〒857-0047 Nagasaki ken, Saseboshi Yaokamachi 1-1

Open:Monday ~ Sunday 10am~20pm

Closed::Wednesday

Phone::0956-25-6685

 

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    ■Information

    Tsutaya Bookstore Mirai Nagasaki Cocowalk

    Address: Mirai Nagasaki Cocowalk 5F, 1-55 Morimachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki Prefecture

    Opening Hours: 10:00am-9:00pm

    No Fixed Holidays.

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    Masaharu Fukuyama’s Comments:

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    ■Information

    Nagasaki Blue Islands Project: http://nagasakiblueislands.jp/

     

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    12.June.2018 | SPOT

    i+Land Nagasaki is a new entertainment resort that will host its grand opening on July 18.

    A former leisure facility, the establishment underwent a huge renewal and changed its name to i+Land Nagasaki on April 1, 2018. The new resort will host a huge line-up of activities including Island Lumina, which hails as Japan’s first interactive and immersive night walk, as well as yoga, SUP yoga, sea kayaking, and more. Select parts of the resort’s accommodation and restaurants have been revamped too.

    Iojima is an easy location to being just 30 minutes by car from the city of Nagasaki (or 20 minutes from Nagasaki Port via boat).

    i+Land Nagasaki covers a wide area and faces the sea. It’s split into four areas: the Port Area, Garden Area, Shimakaze Area and Lumina Area.

    In the run up to the grand opening, the new seaside BBQ facility will open in the garden area on July 1 smack bang in the middle of the island and facing the sea. Food and amenities will already be prepared for guests so you can turn up empty-handed. There’s even outdoor tents meaning you can enjoy yourself even if it rains.

    As well as each area having their own accommodation facilities, there’s also a restaurant, hot springs, a kid’s play area and more, all of which can be used by non-guests of the resort too. An array of activities are also scheduled to take place around the resort.

    The huge recommendation at i+Land Nagasaki is Island Lumina which opened on April as Japan’s first ever experienced-based multimedia night walk. You’ll be transported into a mystical and romantic world that will pleasure all five of your senses.

    Island Lumina was created by Moment Factory, a world-leading digital art group from Canada. It uses cutting-edge technology that combines light and music in a twilight forest environment. Those who enter the forest will be absorbed into an immersive story of a girl looking for a magical jewel.

     

    You can take part in a bicycle excursion tour of Iojima―which stretches across 2.26km² of the island―that’ll around 1 hour. There’s also optional tours to go and see Hashima Island, now an abandoned island and World Heritage site, as well as Oura Church, another World Heritage Site, and more.

    Take a strip to the new i+Land Nagasaki this summer and immerse yourself in nature.

     

    ■Informationi+Land Nagasaki
    Address: 1-3277-7 Iojimamachi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki PrefectureGrand Opening: July 18, 2018Price: From ¥13,800 (Pre-Tax) – Includes 1 night and 2 meals for up to 2 people
    TEL: 095-898-2202
    Official Website: https://www.islandnagasaki.jp/

     

    Seaside BBQ
    Times: Lunch 11am-3:30pm (Last Orders 2:30pm) / Dinner 5pm-9:30pm (Last Orders 9pm)

    Price:

    Lunch – Adults ¥2,800, Children ¥1,200, Toddlers (4-6 years) ¥300

    Dinner – Adults ¥3,800, Children ¥1,200, Toddlers (4-6 years) ¥300

    Area: i+Land Nagasaki Garden Area
    Seats: 340

     

    Island Lumina
    Time: Sunset-11pm (Last Entries 10:30pm) *Time will change depending on the season
    Price: Adults ¥2,400, Middle Schoolers to High Schoolers ¥1,800, Children (4-years to Elementary School) ¥1,500

    *Free for those aged 3 and below.
    Official Website: https://www.islandlumina.jp/

     

  • Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park: Events in June 2018

    19.May.2018 | MUSIC / SPOT

    There’s never shortage of things to do at Huis Ten Bosch, a theme park in Nagasaki absolutely packed with content from flowers to illuminations, games, music and more.

     

    Pull out your diaries and write in the dates for these events taking place at the park in June.

     

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    “Happy Rain” – A rainbow of umbrellas stretching across each location

    A whole host of events will take place at Happy Rain, and there will be plenty of food to eat and things to buy, all themed on rainbows.

     

    Umbrellas of all colours float overhead along Rainbow Street, and the multicoloured food and merchandise on sale transform the area into a colourful creation. And if it rains, you can pick up an original poncho for just ¥100 – normally sold at ¥1,500.

     

    ■Information

    Happy Rain

    Location: Harbour Town

    Running: June 1, 2018―June 30, 2018

     

    Rainbow Fireworks
    Date: June 16, 2018

    Time: 20:40-21:00
    *Special Viewing tickets available now available on the park’s website.

     

     

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    “Miffy Month” – Celebrate with everyone!

     Miffy, the adorable bunny loved all over the world, is holding a birthday event this June.

     

    Look forward to getting your hands on limited-edition Miffy merchandise and eating Miffy inspired food at the popular Nijntje Cafe. There will also be an event held with snacks thrown out to people.

     

    ■Information

    Miffy Month
    Running: June 1, 2018―June 30, 2018

     

    Miffy Birthday Party
    Location: Attraction Town (Muse Hall)

    Dates: June 2, June 9, June 16, June 24, June 30

     

     

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    “Hydrangea Festival” – 1,250 varieties of hydrangea displayed

    From the 2m tall and 10m wide ‘Hydrangea Wall’ to the magical illuminated ‘Hydrangea Herbarium,’ this new spot in Huis Ten Bosch Palace will be full of gorgeous hydrangea flowers. A social media campaign will also take place to win a coupon that can be used there.

     

    Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/102391

     

    ■Information

    Hydrangea Festival

    Running: June 2, 2018―July 1, 2018

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    “Lily Festival” – 300 varieties of lilies

    In the Lily Garden, you can take an absolutely gorgeous photo at a particular lily patch made to look like a lily dress. You’ll be enveloped by the sweet scent of lilies outdoors, in the palace, the hotel, and pretty much everywhere else.

     

    ■Information

    Lily Festival
    Running: June 23, 2018―July 16, 2018

     

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    “BLAZE UP NAGASAKI 2018 in HUIS TEN BOSCH” – A rock event

    This rock event is aimed at invigorating the region of Nagasaki. In addition to SHANK who are organising this event, a total of ten artists will perform including HEY-SMITH, SiM, Crossfaith , dustbox, G-FREAK FACTORY, MEANING, SIX LOUNGE, 04 Limited Sazabys, and Kariyushi58.

     

    ■Information

    BLAZE UP NAGASAKI 2018 in HUIS TEN BOSCH
    Location: Rotterdam special area

    Date: June 9, 2018

    Time: OPEN 9am / START 11am (subject to change)
    Website: http://www.blazeupnagasaki.net/

     

     

    犬吉猫吉お散歩ウォッチング

    Kichi Kichi Cat & Dog Walking

    This event is organised by pet magazine Inu Kichi Neko Ichi. This is your chance to get your photo taken by a professional cameraman and printed in the magazine. This one’s a must-check for pet owners.

     

    ■Information

    Inu Kichi Neko Ichi Osanpo Walking
    Location: Art Garden

    Running: June 16, 2018―June 17, 2018
    Webpage: https://www.huistenbosch.co.jp/event/kichi-kichi/

     

     

    ボスコスコレクション

    3rd Bosch Cosplay Collection

    The third Bosch Cos Collection will allow special access to a place you normally can’t enter to be used a photo spot.

     

    ■Information

     3rd Bosch Cosplay Collection

    Date: June 23, 2018
    Webpage: https://www.huistenbosch.co.jp/event/boschcos/

     

     

    Nagasaki Prefecture is home to one of Japan’s four biggest cities and is close to Fukuoka Prefecture. There’s an express bus you can take from Fukuoka Station to gt to Huis Ten Bosch, and overall commuting there is very easy. There’s always lots of events taking place at the park, and the ones this June can be enjoyed whether it’s sunny or rainy.

     

    Begin your summer with a trip to Huis Ten Bosch!

     

    ■Information

    Huis Ten Bosch

    https://www.huistenbosch.co.jp/

     

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