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Travel Blogs from Shimabara
... of the Urakami Cathedral, a Catholic church built in 1895 and nearly completely destroyed by the bomb. This portion was relocated to the bomb site when the church was rebuilt in 1958.
We next went to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum. Here they do a good job of relating the history leading up to and after the bombing. They also have many artifacts from the bombing. I had never know that Nagasaki was the secondary, not primary, bomb target. The ...
... of Japan. It has a lovely natural harbour, nice bridges, and a pleasing size only just over a million population. The taxi waited for us again, it only took 10 minutes to take a few panoramic shots, take it in, and head back to the city. We had a map so just pointed at the centre and told the taxi driver to head there.
The center of town wasn't all that interesting, just an indoor mall, but Rachelle found a little supermarket inside and bought ...
... think the town of Beppu will be next. Beppu is the Onsen (hot springs) hot spot of Japan. I do have to say that having internet through a pocket wi-fi device makes a big difference in foreign travel. We are able to book our hotels and get information very easily. We are also using it to translate when needed and get us to locations. Google maps and directions is just awesome! Here are some pictures For more info please google ...
... cherry trees around, everything so green, an area of high rainfall, measured in feet, and the rainy season about to begin.. To a pottery shop, which had of course ,beautiful things, I took pictures of a few lovely pieces, onward to the Kiln of a different type of pottery, made from a pale rock, pulverised ,then mixed to clay, we saw the complete process, with the staff still painting by hand ,brushes, so large, made of deer and goat hair, as they have since ...
... street in Hakata comprised of some 130 shops. We found some interesting shops where we bought some small Hakata type ornaments as well as an art print at at paper shop. We had our lunch at the shopping arcade at LA Hamburger shop. We had burgers, fries, beer, and coffee - an all-American meal. We made a short stop at a nearby shrine called Kushida Shrine. The Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival a renowned summer event in Hakata is dedicated to this shrine. Next ...