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... seen. The main interest was the 5 storey turrets, with lots of stairs to get to the top where you are rewarded with a cool sea breeze and view of the city. The history here is Samurai's so there were prople dressed up as Samurai and there was a dance performance. As with every cultural site we have visited there was hordes of school children, many wanting to practice their English on you - truly delightful kids. The castle grounds are huge ...
... 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 ...
... devastated the city and brought the end of World War II.
I heard my grandfather visited Nagasaki to help with the rebuilding as he was in the NZ navy during the war. He never really spoke much about it specifically, except to say it was flattened. Walking around the area the bomb hit and reading about its impact was something I felt to be important, but no amount of reading about it, or hearing stories will ever prepare you for seeing it ...
We finally boarded the Shinkansen Bullet train and it is awesome! These trains are really first class. It seems like you are on an airplane inside, but it's a train. And it's such a smooth ride. We think it's very fancy! We arrived in Nagasaki which is on the island / part of Japan-of Kyushu. It is the southern most part of Japan. It is surrounded three parts by mountains and one part by sea. What's so interesting here is that on ...
... impressions of Japan,
were that it was just so very green, the foliage is dense, and settlement
doesn’t go too far back into it, it seems. Houses and buildings in general seem
to be all very earthy colours, and so there is little colour around, except for splashes of red, on the bridges, and that is of some significance, culturally,very tidy
,clean and organised as you expect.
Pleased to hear the journey to Arita would be ...
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