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Travel Blogs from Shimabara
... We had a nice Japanese dinner, plus long talks until late night.
For breakfast was buffet, everything was on offer, Japanese and European style, I eat so much, one more bit and I would have bursted! Does not feel to good at the moment, but it pays out after a long days bike ride.
Next stage stop was Kitakyushu, which means north Kyushu, another big Japanese city.
I actually learned today here in Nagasaki, that ...
... mainly British) population of Nagasaki which developed as trade from the west was reintroduced in the late 19th century. There were absolutely brilliant views over Nagasaki which looks fantastic with buildings spread up both hillsides either side of the Nakashima river. Thomas Glover who the park is names after, was a particularly interesting character as it turns out he introduced the first steam train in Japan, the first ...
... wreaths from all around the world at the site in the name of peace. Sudoko's story has become much more than just a young sick girl but a story for generations to learn the atrocities that one culture can afflict on one another. The following day we headed to Hashima Island commonly called Gunkanjima meaning Battleship Island. People may recognise the island for featuring in the recent James Bond Movie, Skyfall. The island was populated ...
... religions. Facing the statue is a large reflecting pool with the fountain resembling the wings of a dove further symbolizing the desire for peace. Many school children were singing and praying and taking class photos in front of the statute.
The highlight of this park for us was an encounter with a survivor. This man was 14 when the bomb dropped and he keeps vigil daily by one of the statues. He brings flowers and says prayers ...
The one Japanese city that I approached with apprehension and misunderstanding was Nagasaki. I really wish I knew why. Maybe it is because they have always taken a back seat in history to Hiroshima, I really don't know. Maybe because I never took the time to understand what its citizens suffered. Maybe it was because I knew that my brother’s life was spared because what happened here ended that war.
This I do know now that I been here ...
Other places to stay in Shimabara
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $82
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $57
548 Naka-machi, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $56
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $37
1-1284-1 Shirachimomoyama, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $40
1-4 Minatomachi, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $38