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... that resulted from Nagasaki's history with the outside world. Examples of this can be found Dejima island and Glover Gardens, the former being an Dutch ghetto prior to the opening of Japan's treaty ports. Of particular interest was Oura Church, the work of French missionaries and a delightful mix of Japanese and European architecture. Here you can learn about the struggles faced by Japanese Catholics during the Edo era, including that of the Twenty-six martyrs of Japan: a mass ...
... returning to our room in the afternoon we find 2 small boxes and a note asking how Nagasaki is after 38 years. The boxes contain a small cake with a small plastic fork. How thoughtfull!
Dinner is at the Teppanyaki Grill at the hotel with views over Nagasaki at night. Delicous dinner of grilled veggies, prawns, duck liver and Iki beef, which is a local beef, and small pieces of 4 different types of cheese softly melted. ...
Another foggy morning and we are off to Nagasaki which is only about a good hour drive. Arrive in Nagasaki late morning and visit the Museum of History and Culture which has a section on the history of Dejima. There are a few items on display referring to the times the Dutch sailed to Nagasaki and lived on what back then was the island of Dejima, isolated from the rest of Nagasaki. There is a small replica of a Dutch ship and some glass bottles with the name Schiedam ...
... 909 were injured from the initial blast, with nuclear related deaths continuing to this day. One of the last sections of the museum had a very interesting account of the development of nuclear weapons since the 40's, with worrying figures of how many more powerful nuclear devices countries currently possess. It also surprised us to see evidence from the US which emerged later that they actually believed they would win the war without dropping the A-bomb. We continued on to ...
Up early for tour with local guide 6:30am **** shower shave Brekky Meet tour guide at 8am in the hotel lobby, her name was Miyuki first stop was to the tram station to Nagasaki Bus Terminal to drop of luggage in locker $6 each locker. Hard walking the street with luggage then up and down stairs at the tram station. She had a Jumbo Taxi waiting for us to take us to Mt Insa lookout, 360 degree view of Nagasaki. Very beautiful but cloudy or smoggy day. Next ...
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