Hotel Alegria Gardens Amakusa
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... it was surprisingly similar to going into Ketchikan, Alaska…just much warmer and more humid.
We used the local tram system to get around. It was nice, easy to use, and inexpensive (unlimited rides for the 3 of us for the day for about $15). They have 4 different tram lines that can get you close to most of the sights. The stops are numbered so it’s relatively easy to keep track of where you need to get off.
We started off at ...
The area has now been declared a world peace park and is decorated by sculptures donated by various countries all around the world. At the head of the park is a very large, attractive statue of a well toned Japanese figure pointing at the heavens and another outstretched in peace. It's all very lovely what they've done with the space so to spend about an hour wandering around enjoying to artworks in a well kept green space was a touching way to spend ...
We finally boarded the Shinkansen Bullet train and it is awesome! These trains are really first class. It seems like you are on an airplane inside, but it's a train. And it's such a smooth ride. We think it's very fancy! We arrived in Nagasaki which is on the island / part of Japan-of Kyushu. It is the southern most part of Japan. It is surrounded three parts by mountains and one part by sea. What's so interesting here is that on ...
gardens, tiny kitchen, which had been replaced since then …but a small
interesting place.. Walked through the back streets, seeing the homes, a lot
were restored and very old, the cemetery, where it was explained Families are
buried in a small tomb, after cremation, together for generations, and the
statues of refined Buddha’s at the entrance , with their red capes, because
they believe you cross the river to the ...
... but we walked around the grounds and Dave went into a museum part. The staff were all dressed up and in character and on the hour these two women started doing a cute little dance. Then we went to find the area this place was most famous for. It is known as "carp city" due to all of these streams running through the streets full of koi carp. We walked through this cute little shopping arcade. Everywhere were taps and pots with spring water. You can fill up your water bottle anywhere ...