What is Micro-Tourism?

Micro-tourism is a short-distance tour, where you go sightseeing in localities and regions that you can get to in one to two hours from your home.
By traveling to local communities and neighborhood places, and in comparison to traveling to a distant place, you can protect the safety of yourself and your surroundings and against the risk of a coronavirus infection that accompanies travel.
Furthermore, there is the pleasure of being able to discover again the charm of regions that you have not visited so far.
How about staying over at Hotel Siebold and exploring the Sumiyoshi area, which is full of charm.

Sumiyoshi Nakazono Shopping District

You can walk to the Sumiyoshi Nakazono Shopping District from Hotel Siebold. The Sumiyoshi Nakazono Shopping District is on either side of a street with a tram line. On one side is the Nakazono Shopping District, and on the other side is the Sumiyoshi Shopping District. There are a lot of establishments, such as restaurants, retail stores, and supermarkets, that the local people have loved for many years.

Sumiyoshi Shrine

Sumiyoshi Shrine is in the heart of the Sumiyoshi Shopping District. This historic shrine was established in 1634 (the 11th year of the Kan’ei era).
They say the name of the town, “Sumiyoshi-machi,” is derived from the shrine.
Due to the atomic bomb dropped on August 9th, the main building of the shrine and the shrine office were destroyed. However, they say that the guardian lion-dogs and the Shinto shrine archway miraculously remained.
Due to the bomb blast when the atomic bomb was dropped, a guardian lion-dog’s left foot has been slightly damaged.

13-6, Sumiyoshi-machi, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture 852-8154.


There is a facility complex that is called “Chitosepia” by the local people.
Chitosepia was established as a shopping center at first. Then facilities such as a community center, multipurpose hall, library, regional center, post office, and bank were established as annexes.
Chitosepia opened for business in November 1991.
Since then, it has been cherished not just by local people but by Nagasaki citizens.