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... many awards. Miyuri has lived here most of her life so she has grown up with many of these famous artisans. Next stop was the grocery store so that we could stock up for the next couple of days.
The next day we explored town on our bikes – there is a ginko tree in town that is over 1000 years old. There are lovely temples and alley ways with stone walls and of course more porcelain kiln/factories to explore. That evening Miyuri picked us up and we ...
... in Japan. When the water level is up it is said to look like eyeglasses, hence the name.
After that we hit a few other tourist spots. We had lunch in a shopping area called Hammanmachi and took a quick look at the Japanese version of the $1 store. We made a brief stop at the Glover Garden, which is an open air museum and garden that originally belonged to westerners. We basically peeked in as it didn’t seem worth the over $18 it was going to cost ...
Now, back to Japan, with a longer blog more worthy of this city. I actually got a complaint about one my blogs being too short and not descriptive enough! Sorry, they were typed with my thumbs on my phone grabbing at wifi in cafes. Now I have the time so will type away in full about my visit to a city of great importance not only to Japanese history, but the entire world. It was the city to suffer mankinds cruelest invention of mass destruction, the atomic bomb. ...
... think the town of Beppu will be next. Beppu is the Onsen (hot springs) hot spot of Japan. I do have to say that having internet through a pocket wi-fi device makes a big difference in foreign travel. We are able to book our hotels and get information very easily. We are also using it to translate when needed and get us to locations. Google maps and directions is just awesome! Here are some pictures For more info please google ...
Such a highlight for us today to come to Japan, long awaited.
On a very calm morning we came quietly into Nagasaki, past the huge shipyards
of Mitsubishi, with many ships in progress, huge Cruise Liners, and very
imposing Gas Tankers, and much more. A very sheltered harbour and our berth
right in the city, park land surrounds.
We both had tours today, we were looking forward to ,Sam to
the Shipyard, and me to ...