Hotel Grand Palace Isahaya
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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 ...
... of the Urakami Cathedral, a Catholic church built in 1895 and nearly completely destroyed by the bomb. This portion was relocated to the bomb site when the church was rebuilt in 1958.
We next went to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Here they do a good job of relating the history leading up to and after the bombing. They also have many artifacts from the bombing. I had never know that Nagasaki was the secondary, not primary, bomb target. The ...
... streets. I didn't get lost so got good marks on my tour guiding for the day.
Walking back streets on our own in more us, than seeing the main sights as that's where you get a feel for the place. It seemed every few metres Rachelle would be diving into another little shop, not to buy anything but just to nose around. I didn't mind at all, in fact I bought a new hat! Guys don't really browse, we shop. Girls seem to like just looking. I just liked ...
... 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 ...
... br> tell, and all so interesting. Lunch next at a rather strange Castle, not real
of course, but impressive, we didn’t eat in the building ,but at slightly
humble place to the side, the food was a buffet, and outstanding, Japanese,
which was as it should be, tried many things and it was all very good indeed..
Our guide Tomoko was excellent, she told us simply
everything, how they have no nuclear power any longer, plants shut down ...