JR Kyushu Hotel Nagasaki
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At the station, close to all other transport. Comfortable room, friendly staff. room is small but I have yet to be in a big room in Japan.
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I wanted to try something completely different this time, so last weekend I took the plane all the way to Nagasaki; approximately 1000km south west of Tokyo. Unless some day I decide to go to Okinawa, this might be the furthest from Tokyo I'll ever be without leaving Japan. Spending two of my precious days of leave on Monday and Tuesday, I was able …
We were lucky to leave Oita in sunshine and enjoyed a very pleasant bus ride to Nagasaki. We were happy that our bus went via the coastal road to Beppu so we were able to see everything that had been enveloped in mist a couple of days ago.
Beppu was very interesting and we could see the many steam vents rising 40 and 50 feet into the air …
... to go in (at least with our time constraints). We walked down a long staircase/walkway labelled “a prayer slope” to get to the Oura Catholic Church. This was built in the 1800s, but is no longer an active church. Unfortunately it is at the top of a bunch of stairs and we were all stairs-ed out so we didn’t go in.
When our ship was getting ready to leave port a group of about 30 school kids (maybe high school aged) played music to see us ...
The area has now been declared a world peace park and is decorated by sculptures donated by various countries all around the world. At the head of the park is a very large, attractive statue of a well toned Japanese figure pointing at the heavens and another outstretched in peace. It's all very lovely what they've done with the space so to spend about an hour wandering around enjoying to artworks in a well kept green space was a touching way to spend ...
... 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 ...