Here are our 15 favorite things about Sasebo, in no particular order of course; except for #1.
1. Tonchinkon, Shimanose-Cho
Tonchinkon is our favorite Japanese restaurant. Featuring simple, ingenious combinations of food. Plus, really big beers and a hilariously grumpy, old Japanese owner.
2. Donq Patisserie
3. Bio Park: an interactive zoo at it's best.
4. The Sasebo Burger
While many Americans stray away from this Sasebo delight because of the insane amount of mayonnaise it's actually quite genius. We are definitely fans of food and this is something that we will recreate for years to come. Minus 3/4 of the mayonnaise of course. Plus, who doesn't like an article of food that comes with a mascot?
5. Nila Kamal Thai Restaurant: Great food, great view.
6. The Pearl Sea Resort Cruise
7. The souvenir shop across from Tamaya's side door, next to the bike shop.
9. Seasonal flower festivals at Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park.
10. Ron's Sasebo Burger Shop, Kyonotsubo-Cho.
While this line is generally for the burger we were frequent customers for the Chicken Teryiaki Sandwich and the company of owner's Koichi and Mia.
11. Christmas light extravaganza & fireworks, Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park.
12. Orange House
13. Jazz Bars
14. The beautiful country side
15. Ishamura Bakery, for the best cakes in Sasebo.
Bonus Picture: Mt. Yumihari Observetory. Sasebo's claim to fame. This is where they filmed the opening credits to The Last Samurai.