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Many Japanese burger shops modify their burger recipes to match with the taste of locals. With that in mind, it can be quite difficult to find a truly American burger in Japan. In attempts to ease the need for authentic hamburgers for Japan's American population and tourists, a small town in Sasebo Nagasaki is famous for recreating the American Hamburger. Known for its large American base, the locals of Sasebo refer to the giant hamburgers sold at local stores and restaurants as Sasebo Burgers. There are around twenty shops in Sasebo that have been certified by the town to serve authentic Sasebo burgers. While there's no distinctive ingredient or feature needed to be deemed a Sasebo Burger, almost all sasebo burgers have much more volume compared to other burgers found in Japan.
Unlike a usual burger found in most Japanese restaurants, the portions of a Sasebo burger are much larger. Meant to cater to the American-burger crowd, Sasebo burgers are comparatively larger than their Japanese counterparts and often include
American toppings like bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, and of course, double or even triple stacked meat. Although most people come to Japan for their version of popular American foods, anyone feeling homesick for a burger can find relief in Sasebo.
Even if you're not homesick, the thought of destroying a sasebo burger is a fun way to spend your vacation in Nagasaki. If you'd like to add a stop to Sasebo during your vacation, let your agent know when booking with Japan Deluxe Tours. We can customize your tour with our affordable line of day-trips to extend your vacation in Nagasaki after your sightseeing between Tokyo & Kyoto ends for a custom vacation package as unique as you!
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