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100+ year old convent to be converted into luxury hotel

100+ year old convent to be converted into luxury hotel

On July 31, Mori Trust announced that they have acquired the historic former Maria-en Catholic nursery school in Nagasaki. Mori will restore the 119-year old building and convert it into an internationally-branded luxury hotel targeting wealthy foreign tourists with an opening scheduled for around 2022. Mori Trust operates 21 hotels across Japan, and this will…

Historic restaurant in Nagasaki looking for buyer

Historic restaurant in Nagasaki looking for buyer

The owner and operator of the 150-year old Fukiro Restaurant in Nagasaki City will be temporarily closing the restaurant later in the year while they search for a buyer of the historic property. The owner, who is the 6th generation of the founder, made the difficult decision due to a shortage of staff and not…

Nagasaki to protect and preserve old buildings on Gunkanjima

Nagasaki to protect and preserve old buildings on Gunkanjima

Nagasaki City has announced a proposed plan that would provide priority repairs and maintenance to several buildings on Hashima Island (aka. Gunkanjima), including former mineworkers’ housing and school buildings. The five buildings that were selected are considered to be in a condition where they can still be maintained to some extent. The plans include rust-proofing and…

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