Business Hotel Toraya

1-4 Minatomachi, Shimabara, Nagasaki, Kyushu-Okinawa, 855-0823, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Shimabara

The second bombed city

A travel blog entry by alister.bland

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... when the Portuguese (and Chinese)came and started trading ( and introducing Christianity). However, that all stopped in 1613 when the shogun banned Christianity and kicked all foreigners out of Japan. Then in the 1850's it was one of the first Japanese cities to be opened to the west again. And this not only shows in the buildings ( often recreated )and churches and temples, but also in the variety of restaurants (food) ...

Train All Day, Sleep All Night

A travel blog entry by trvstrvs

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4

... bullet train). Long story short, I made it there, and when I got to Shinagawa, it was hard to find my platform. There are so many trains, so many tracks, and nothing on my train ticket tells me where my train will be loading passengers from. So I had to ask an employee who happened to know, so I rushed over to that area and people were standing in lines at the platform to board the train as soon as it arrived.

If a train isn't stopping at ...

Wasteland

A travel blog entry by petturik

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... took more than 60 minutes for the roundtrip and it also gave some nice views from the water. I was just in time to catch the 2pm boatride and was the last person to come aboard. Unfortunately as i was the last person onboard there was no room on the upper, open part of the boat and i had to sit inside which reduced my chances of getint nice pictures. As the boat took off on its trip all the people from the boatcompany came running out of the office building and kept waving until ...

A little bit of Dutch

A travel blog entry by petturik

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... of classical music on the platform. It was a beautifull sunny day so it seemed as if everything came together that moment. The job of exiting the station was the easiest yet and so i continued on my way to Dejima, a former dutch traders island which is now actually a part of downton Nagasaki. On the way there i saw the sign of Casa Noda, the hostel i would be staying at. Dejima is undergoing restoration work to get it back at its original state ...

Dear Diary,

A travel blog entry by mhowitt

My crush Mathew is in my love and boyfriend list. Only one, but he's so cute and innocent! Just like that TV show Grojband when Trinna is fallen in love with Hunky Nick Malerii. Me, Tia, is in love with Mathew. I wish I had gone out for a date. ...

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This hotel is located on 1-4 Minatomachi, Shimabara.
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