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... until we were almost out of 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…
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... a renowned summer event in Hakata is dedicated to this shrine. Next we walked to a huge shopping and dining complex called Canal City. The complex is comprised by the Grand Hyatt Hotel that is surrounded by 4 levels of shops in 3 buildings. In the centre area there is a huge fountain that displays a music and water art show every hour. It was quite spectacular and entertaining to watch. We had an ice cream at Canal City before ...
... for the whole trip, telling about the history of the area and pointing out interesting sites along the way. At times, he would sing some songs from the area as he poled. We passed by many houses along the shore, wildlife including herons, turtles, and ducks, and interesting monuments, statues, and flowers. We passed under 13 bridges, some so low that we all had to duck down very low in the boat in order to avoid hitting our heads. We were on the boat ...
... Japan's oldest stone bridge (1634). - Walked through Chinatown. - Walked to the Dutch Slopes, just a residential area now - walked up to (but not through) Glover Gardens, where Scotsman Thomas Glover used to reside - visited Kōshi-byō, the only Confucian shrine built by the Chinese outside of China and the land is technically Chinese territory - walked to Dejima, the Portuguese ...
... Park. There were some pretty harrowing pictures of charred corpses (70,000 died almost instantly), severe burns and disfigurements. The death toll totalled 165,409 altogether as survivors of the initial blast died in the weeks following. Lots of information on nuclear weapons and the city's mission for peace. James and I felt ashamed to be from a country in possession of nuclear weapons and we can't understand why there isn't more information ...
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