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... br> Monday night I was back again in Hiroshima, same hostel, nice welcome back!
The road back this time not along the coast but inland, lead me to cross several high hills, before reaching Hiroshima.
Next day it was time to bring the bike to a repair shop, the chains live span,after now nearly 12 thousands kilometre, had done its duty.
Finally my stay in this city reached four days, first the bike was not ...
Today I was all ready to exploit my last rail pass day and got up early at 6.45 and headed to Iwakuni. After getting very lucky I got the bus to and from the bridge just in time to meet my connection froward a Nagasaki afterwards. Iwakuni bridge is a 5 arched bridge that creates a ripple effect across the river and really isn't like anything I've seen before and is so typically Japanese in style(see photos). Unfortunately it ...
Modern history of Nagasaki dates back to the arrival of the Portuguese in 1570. Due to its deep natural harbor, Nagasaki prospered as the only port opened to the west and the Dutch and Chinese followed the Portuguese. However, the Portuguese offended the ruling Shogun by bringing in Catholic missionaries. The Shogun closed the area because of the missionaries. The Dutch conferred with the Shogun and told him that they were Protestant, ...
The one Japanese city that I approached with apprehension and misunderstanding was Nagasaki. I really wish I knew why. Maybe it is because they have always taken a back seat in history to Hiroshima, I really don't know. Maybe because I never took the time to understand what its citizens suffered. Maybe it was because I knew that my brother’s life was spared because what happened here ended that war.
This I do know now that I been here ...
The highlight of our visit to Japan came the next morning when we arrived in Nagasaki, our final stop in Japan. Nagasaki is very much like a small San Francisco; a city with steep hills on all sides with a large bay whose entrance is spanned by a large suspension bridge.
But of course Nagasaki is ...