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Days 16 & 17 in Nagasaki featured some long walks, some more cemeteries (the best views), a hike up Mount Inasa with a dance at the top, a journey down on the cable car (which scared Emily a bit), a meal of the local speciality of Champon (with the last few ...
... people who could trade, even though they were only allowed two ships a year. Much of what Japan knew of the Western world, its medicine, technology, etc. was brought through this port. Because the ships would stay docked for quite some time, the rooms for the captains and the dining were heavily Dutch influenced. It was very interesting to see a combination of such diverse cultures.
After we said goodbye to Chikako we would see more western influence at Oura Catholic ...
... window to the outside world and the Japanese took some loan words into they language like biiru tarappu and karan... Beer staircase and foster. It's a nice place to hang out for an hour or two. In the afternoon I made a nice walk along the Dutch slopes an area were western merchants diplomats and missionaries lived when japan opened up again during the Meiji period. Some building truly feel European. I had coffee and a Portuguese ...
Without much success despite trying out a couple more car rental companies, had to turn to Plan B! But what's plan B? Is there a plan B....
The direct coach ride from the airport to Nagasaki was about 2-3 hours.
Plan of visiting the scenic pottery villages in Okawachiyama and Arita was gone!
... around for a couple of hours we headed back to the tram stop, so we could go back to the ship. We stopped at the port terminal on the way as they had some market stalls there. We tried again to connect to wifi and Darelle bought a couple of chop sticks. By the time we got back to the ship it was too late for us to go to dinner in the restaurant. So we decided we would go to Johnny Rockets for my ...
Other places to stay in Shimabara
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $78
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $50
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $35
548 Naka-machi, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $54
1-1284-1 Shirachimomoyama, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $40
Shimabara Onsen, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $41
1-4 Minatomachi, Shimabara | Hotelfrom $39