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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 ...
... They were essentially leveled. The bomb killed over 73,000 (out of a local population of about 240,000) and injured another 75, 000. All of the houses within 4 km of the bomb site were damaged with those within 1 km being reduced to rubble. The actual site of the bomb blast (called the hypocenter) is marked with a large black monolith and plaque. While we were there we were able to watch some of the Japanese go stand and bow at this marker. Near the marker there is ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... greatly… Another factor we discussed was the longevity of life in
Japan, what did we think that was about, well we thought diet etc, but no said
Tomoko ,it costs the equivalent of $20,000 Aust, to die in Japan, so we need to
keep on living…!!.. just so many details, all day ,and I will remember more as
Our last call was the Peace Park in the city, the site of the
Atom Bomb which struck all those years ago, ...