A short walk from Dejima island, Glover Hill and Chinatown, Jal City Hotel is central to all, including Nagasaki’s frenetic retail area. Located in one of the most convenient spots possible, this hotel allows guests to discover what really makes the city unique – from having a quiet moment in Peace Park to getting lost in throngs of shoppers in Hama-no-machi Arcade. The limousine bus from the airport stops two minutes down the road and the JR Nagasaki train station is a five-minute trip by cab. Rooms aren’t palatial – this is Japan, after all – but they’re more than adequate for providing a restful night’s sleep without having to stumble over bags to use the bathroom. English-speaking staff are more than happy to direct guest to 100 Yen stores, sake bars or places for a romantic hillside rendezvous.