Mogi / NagasakiSpend a beautiful moonlit night and wake up with the sunrise over Tachibana Bay: Mogi, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Bathing in the morning sun rising from the horizon seems to cleanse and purify your mind.

Mogi, located about 20 minutes by car from the center of Nagasaki City, is a port town surrounded by the sea and mountains. In Tachibana Bay at night, a beautiful moon called "Nunobiki no Tsuki" can be seen. The moon's reflection on the surface of the sea is so long and white that it looks like a shimmering piece of cloth. Located by the seaside is a modern hotel with the theme of such a beautiful moon. A large panoramic view of the blue ocean spreads out from the room windows. The view of the moon and the sea, and the nostalgic atmosphere of a port town... you will experience the charm of Mogi with its simplicity and warmth.

Tsuki to Umi

The "Jogennotsuki" (crescent moon) room has a large window stretching down to your feet, so you can feel the ocean very close by.

"Tsuki to Umi" is a hotel renovated from a former kappo-ryokan (Japanese-style inn and restaurant). Each room is named after a phase of the moon, such as "Crescent Moon," "New Moon," and "Little Moon". The furnishings in each room are different, making it a delight to choose your room. Nine of the 14 rooms have ocean views. In the lounge on the first floor, you can savor a glass of welcome champagne while enjoying the view of the ocean.

The mascot cat "Uni" sometimes welcomes you at the front desk!

On the first floor are the front desk, lounge, and restaurant. The front desk is stunning, with a magnificent desk made by a craftsman of thatched roofs. Complimentary drinks are available, and you can enjoy them throughout the building. We also recommend relaxing in the lounge and reading a book.

Nutritionally balanced breakfast with plenty of locally grown vegetables

Breakfast is served at the in-house restaurant "Namimachi Shokudo mog". The main dish is seasonal dried fish from Umenoya, a specialty dried fish store in Mogi. Rice and miso soup can be refilled as desired. Recharge your energy with a hearty meal.

Yoga by the sea, bathed in the morning sun, gives you a sense of oneness with nature and refreshes your mind and body!

Mogi occasionally holds events called "Good Morning" to help you start your mornings with a good feeling. There are many exciting activities such as yoga, sauna, and morning marché. For inquiries, please contact "Tsuki to Umi".

Fresh Fish Cuisine Ikesu Kawasho

Freshly caught fish can be seen swimming leisurely in the fish tank next to the restaurant.

This restaurant offers dishes of fresh fish caught in Tachibana Bay. All fish used in their dishes are wild caught. The owner of the restaurant takes the boat and catches the fish himself. This allows the restaurant to keep down the cost of purchasing the fish so it can be served at a lower price, and the freshness of the fish is outstanding. For lunch, enjoy a hearty and reasonably priced meal that includes a second helping of rice. At night, upon reservation, you can enjoy a course menu that suits your budget. As the fish available changes with the seasons, you can enjoy a different dining experience each time you visit.

Katsugyo Teishoku (raw fish set meal) (1,650 yen) sometimes includes wild tiger prawns or red prawns, depending on the season!

The popular lunchtime Katsugyo Teishoku comes with rice, miso soup, a small side dish, and seasonal raw fish like sea bream, horse mackerel, and flatfish. The expert preparation of the raw fish highlights the freshness of the seafood and the culinary skill of the chef.

The restaurant is spacious, with large tables placed comfortably apart.

The restaurant is clean and relaxing. There is also a large tatami room that can accommodate up to 80 people. The cheerful voice and smile of the proprietress gives the restaurant a wonderful personality. The quantity and content of dishes served change according to the season and fishing conditions.

Fugu Donya Ryoshi Meshi Nakazaki

The venue is "Mogi Community Exchange Center" near "Fugu Donya Nakazaki"(pufferfish wholesaler).

Mogi is famous for fugu (pufferfish). At Fugu Wholesaler Nakazaki, which processes and sells wild and farmed fugu caught in Nagasaki Prefecture, visitors can experience making fish paste dumplings using fugu skin and fish paste. There is no difficult work involved, so both parents and children can enjoy the experience. Shape the fish paste into dumplings as you like, dress them with breadcrumbs, and deep-fry them. Enjoy the softness of these freshly made, hot, and delicious dumplings. No special considerations are made for allergies.

Accommodates 4 to 20 people. Requires reservations.

A small fish called "kibina" is cut open by hand. Put it in a mortar with other fish fillets, add the skin of a blowfish cut with scissors, and mix it with a pestle to make fish paste. The texture of the fish paste will vary depending on how hard you mix.

Photo shows a set of udon noodles, battera (seasonal menu), and a small side dish at "Ryoshi Meshi Nakazaki" (Fisherman's Food Nakazaki) for 980 yen.

At the adjoining restaurant, you can enjoy udon noodles, curry, fried fish, and other dishes using fugu at reasonable prices. The udon noodles with fugu broth are especially rich in flavor. Fugu is also used in the restaurant's homemade seasonings such as Rayu (Chinese chili oil).

Mogi Ichimarukoh Honke

Mogi is the first place in Japan to cultivate biwa fruit(loquat), and it remains as a major production area today. Biwa sweets are available at the store.

A typical Mogi souvenir can be purchased at Mogi Ichimarukoh Honke, a long-established Japanese confectionery store established in 1844.
Popular items include Ikkoukou, a flavorful confectionary originating from China, and jellies made from biwa (loquat), Mogi's specialty fruit. Both of these sweets are highly shelf-stable, so they are recommended for both personal consumption and as souvenirs. You can observe the process of carefully making each of these confections in the store. If you make a reservation in advance, you can try making your own Ikkoukou.

Biwa(loquat) jelly (378 yen) on the left, Ikkoukou (129 yen per piece), and other popular products are available.

The Biwa Jelly was created with the wish to make the short-season biwa available to as many people as possible throughout the year. The astringent skin of biwa fruit soaked in syrup is carefully removed by hand so as not to spoil the texture. The jelly is made with a great deal of time and effort.

The experience of making Ikkoukou takes about one hour. You can enjoy the freshly baked delicious flavor of Ikkoukou.

Ikkoukou is a very simple confectionery made of flour, starch syrup, sugar, honey, and sesame seeds. It looks like a manju dumpling, but with an empty space inside. When baked, the bean paste inside boils and expands, leaving the empty space.

Glass Studio Amber

Vivid stained-glass ornaments that stand out against the blue of Tachibana Bay

This is a spot where you can enjoy making stained glass ornaments and accessories such as earrings and necklaces that will make your trip memorable. Once you have decided what you want to make, choose the glass you want to use from a stock of about 40 types of glass in different colors and thicknesses. After having the glass cut, wrap copper tape around the edges, apply paint, and solder. The soldering process can be redone many times ensuring that you are satisfied with your work. All tools are provided.

It takes about 1.5 hours. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent. Reservations are required at least 3 days prior to the event.

The instructor Kozue Kurokawa draws inspiration from the beautiful nature of Mogi in her works. The stained glass pieces, which shine beautifully in the light, are perfect as souvenirs of Nagasaki. The fee varies depending on the size of the item and the number of glass cuts.

Access information

Directions to Mogi, Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture:

Approx. 20 minutes by car from JR Nagasaki Station

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