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... could scrounge together), a trip to the restored part of Dejima Island (the man-made island on which the Ducth were allowed to stay - the single place of direct trade with the outside world during the Edo period) and a nice walk around the harbour (very ...
... out and back. Although there is a lot of industry along the water's edge, there are also beautiful views of the green mountains and small islands that rise out of nowhere from the water.
We stopped for lunch at a cafe suggested by our hostel since the other meals we've had using their suggestions have gone well. When we walked in, who else then would we happen upon but the two men from the front counter on their lunch break. Although we'd already had a small dessert ...
... of Block away was Dejima the former fanshaped island and Dutch trading post which has been partly reconstructed based on old paintings drawings and photographs. The Dutch were not allowed to enter mainland so were stuck on the island. Only one time a year the chief merchant was allowed to visit the shogun in Edo now Tokyo a roundtrip of 90 days. Interesting to learn how japan learned from the west and vice versa... Holland ...
Without much success despite trying out a couple more car rental companies, had to turn to Plan B! But what's plan B? Is there a plan B....
The direct coach ride from the airport to Nagasaki was about 2-3 hours.
Plan of visiting the scenic pottery villages in Okawachiyama and Arita was gone!
... around for a couple of hours we headed back to the tram stop, so we could go back to the ship. We stopped at the port terminal on the way as they had some market stalls there. We tried again to connect to wifi and Darelle bought a couple of chop sticks. By the time we got back to the ship it was too late for us to go to dinner in the restaurant. So we decided we would go to Johnny Rockets for my ...
Other places to stay in Shimabara
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $78
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Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $35
548 Naka-machi, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $54
1-1284-1 Shirachimomoyama, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $40
1-4 Minatomachi, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $39