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Travel Blogs from Shimabara
... maximum views. It's is so beautiful. Back at street level it's to the tram and the next stop is to see the Site of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan. Six foreign missionaries and 20 Japanese Christians were executed in accordance with Toyotomi Hideyoshi's ban on Christianity. Look him up, he was quite the charmer! While wandering around as we do, up hill and down dale we come across this magnificent temple. Fukusaiji Temple is just one of many temples ...
... in the weeks and months which followed. Radiation sickness took many and the effects of the radiation were felt up until the 1950s. Research now has shown that there are no real spikes in birth defects of cancers in the years after the 1950's Small mercy's I suppose.
I don't want there to be a nuclear arms race because I never want to be part of a world where Nagasaki or Hiroshima could happen again.
After our trip ...
Kumoto (maybes can't say it let alone spell it) is a dive it is very fortunate the hostel is lovely. No weird curfews and staff that would do anything for you. I really can't be bothered today, I feel the same as I did in Melbourne. I had no real plan there and I don't here either. Well, I did but the mysterious typhoon took care of that. I drag myself out of bed with the vague notion of going to the next town. I know cats is playing there. In my head I ...
... I've stayed in better travel lodges. And I was lonely. It was a relief to move to the Tokyo Yha, with its weird curfew (12pm and 10- 4pm). I slept on the floor of a Japanese style room with two girls who had no English. (Love google translate) but there. I was on the forth floor the shower was on the first. There was no lift. But I made friends and there was wi-fi. The staff treated us like royalty and nothing was too much bother. Hiroshima guest house was hard to find and my ...
... to get something there though the prices were sky high. The staff are eager to serve me so I feel a bit rushed. I show them a picture of Dakota and they show everyone in the shop, the women all crowd round cooing. I'm sure they think she's mine and have abandoned her! At least now I know how much they cost and hope I can find a Japanese speaker to help me in Kyoto to make sure I get the right size and type. I haven't eaten anything good since Tokyo. ...
Other places to stay in Shimabara
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $82
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $57
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $37
548 Naka-machi, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $56
1-1284-1 Shirachimomoyama, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $40
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $71
1-4 Minatomachi, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $38