Chokei Hotel

Address: 10-26 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki, Kyushu-Okinawa, 852-8117, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Nagasaki

Arita: A Small Pottery Town in the Countryside

A travel blog entry by heatherandbrad on Oct 06, 2015

1 comment, 23 photos

The day following the wedding we headed off to Arita, a small town south east of Fukuoka. Arita is known for its porcelain pottery. A discovery was made in the 1500's in this town of a type of stone that resulted in a most spectacular quality of porcelain. For years the knowledge of how the pottery was made was kept secret – people of the town had to have a 'passport’ to get in and out of town as guards were posted at either end. No one was going to steal ...

Day in Nagasaki

A travel blog entry by drmom on Jul 28, 2015

31 photos

We spent today at Nagasaki. It is, of course, best known to us as one of the two Japanese cities hit with atomic bombs at the end of WWII. Historically it has been an international trading and ship building area for Japan. Because there were so many foreigners (mostly Portuguese, Dutch, and Chinese) in and out of the city over centuries it has been and still is the area in Japan with one of the largest concentration of Christians. ...

Japan's war torn past

A travel blog entry by gypsyfeet on Jul 07, 2015

1 comment, 43 photos

... The NZ Maori peace cloak made me feel a twinge of pride which I shared with a couple of other Kiwis who stopped by to read the plaque at the same time.

Next to the park just over the road is the bomb centre where it actually went off, 500 metres above the ground. It's left as an open space with just a single column in the middle and signs around the edges explaining the power of the explosion and the wave of human carnage which followed. ...


A travel blog entry by leticiag2013 on Jun 23, 2015

19 photos

... 1945, it was hit by an atomic bomb sent by the U.S. which helped to end World War II. It was the second time in which the atomic bomb had been used against people. The first was Hiroshima. We went to the museum, which is nicely set up at ground zero. It was quite an experience to actually be in the spot where the bomb was most destructive. The museum was an emotional and learning experience as well. We saw before and after ...

Nagasaki ,Japan

A travel blog entry by hfs on May 26, 2015

5 comments, 6 photos

... and for children it isn’t
safe ,so they are there to guide them, a lovely touch we felt.

Bonsai is very evident because space is at a premium, not a
lot in flower but a few Azalea’s , the
blossom all passed ,but cherry trees around, everything so green, an area of
high rainfall, measured in feet, and the rainy season about to begin.. To a
pottery shop, which had of course ,beautiful things, I took pictures of a ...

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