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... that about 15 days is the optimum amount of time you need here to get a good feel for the country, the people and its culture. Unless you want a lot of time to shop, which is never a priority for us.
Don't like Kumamoto that much and with the volcano not an option, we did not have many choices to spend our time tomorrow. So decided to pull up stumps and move to Kyoto a day early. Got on line and lucky to get a room at the same ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... sight, a perfect evening, calm and warm.
Onward to Osaka in two day’s time…
Illness is epidemic, the “FLU”, and if either of us escape
..being on buses with 80% who are effected, [one of our buses made people get
off ,and buy masks at the first stop, of course in Asia if you are ill ,you
wear a mask to protect others… ] it will be a miracle, but managed one great
day in Japan ..so far…
Love from us in ...
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