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... time, then an arrangement to meet a friend in Yamaguchi made me add another day.
The trip to Yamaguchi, and that has to be said for most rides in Japan, goes from city to city, from red light to green light..... But traffic is very smooth, the roads too.... Sometimes miss now the potholes and craziness!
Stayed in Yamaguchi in a fairly luxury hotel, where I meet Felicitas which Elisabeth and myself know since our time ...
Today I was all ready to exploit my last rail pass day and got up early at 6.45 and headed to Iwakuni. After getting very lucky I got the bus to and from the bridge just in time to meet my connection froward a Nagasaki afterwards. Iwakuni bridge is a 5 arched bridge that creates a ripple effect across the river and really isn't like anything I've seen before and is so typically Japanese in style(see photos). Unfortunately it ...
Modern history of Nagasaki dates back to the arrival of the Portuguese in 1570. Due to its deep natural harbor, Nagasaki prospered as the only port opened to the west and the Dutch and Chinese followed the Portuguese. However, the Portuguese offended the ruling Shogun by bringing in Catholic missionaries. The Shogun closed the area because of the missionaries. The Dutch conferred with the Shogun and told him that they were Protestant, ...
... the room with “loot”) we headed to the Glover Gardens area and just sort of wandered around absorbing scenes of school children enjoying day two of their three day holiday. They were very respectful of our presence, yet if we said “hello” to a group of boys or girls, they responded in cheerful kind.
After a delightful lunch at the end of a very tiring stroll, I returned to the ship, through a final immigration, surrendered ...
... damage. Reconstruction took many years after the city was left a wasteland. Everyone we met was very polite and well-mannered, though reserved, and seemed to hold no animosity towards American visitors.
Every two blocks all over Japan we saw 7-Eleven stores…the Japanese find them very ...
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