Hotel Saint Paul Nagasaki
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... in Victoria! We were very impressed, bought a CD, and got it autographed by the artist.
The following morning we woke to another sunny day. We headed off early and rode our bikes to the station to catch the train bound for Nagasaki. As you may recall, Nagasaki was the second city to be decimated by an atomic bomb, a city the size of Victoria. The men were off to war so the vast majority of the 150,000 killed were children, women and seniors. We did tour the ...
... Kokura, was abandoned because of smoke cover and Nagasaki was hit instead. They said that the wind generated by the bomb initially travelled 170 meters/second for the first km out. The blast wave reached 3.7 km by 10 seconds after the blast. The museum does an excellent job of portraying the damage done to both people and objects. Most everyone there was very quiet and reverent while going through the exhibits.
From there we went to the Suwa Shrine, or as ...
... box for lunch for about 3 bucks which we sat out on the riverside and enjoyed. It wasn't quite enough though but we easily found a little restaurant with cute little wooden booths inside to fill up on more fresh dishes of rice, beans, tofu, salmon and miso soup. All of which Rachelle loved as it's on the healthy list. She also took a liking to Nagasaki in general after that as we decided to walk back to the ship. I figured it wouldn't be all that far so took ...
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 ...
... and was sunny but not overly warm. We were also planning to go to the mountaintop tonight to see the view of Nagasaki so it would get cold. We walked to the Peace Park which was created in memory of the atomic bombing. It had several statues with the main Peace statue being of a large man. We also met a man who survived the bombing when he was just a teenager. All of his workmates and his boss died. It made us really emotional seeing him telling his story. There is also a fountain ...