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... Quantum of the Seas – the largest cruise ship in the world. It was enormous!! We counted at least 17 floors- who knows how many were below the water level.
The next day, Miyuri picked us up in her car and we headed to Imari, another pretty pottery town, nestled in the mountains, with a small river meandering through it, maple trees everywhere and surrounded by rice fields which are a splendid yellow colour this time of year – its harvest time ...
... 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 ...
... were all small local shops, with owner probably living upstairs.
We could see the ship before too long, but there was one last stop to make, the Glover gardens, it's up the hill from the cruise terminal. We were already quite damp by that point as it had been light drizzle all afternoon but I really wanted to see it, despite being all uphill. The famous Puccini opera, Madame Butterfuly is set in turn of the century Nagasaki based on the romance between ...
... 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 ...
... br> tell, and all so interesting. Lunch next at a rather strange Castle, not real
of course, but impressive, we didn’t eat in the building ,but at slightly
humble place to the side, the food was a buffet, and outstanding, Japanese,
which was as it should be, tried many things and it was all very good indeed..
Our guide Tomoko was excellent, she told us simply
everything, how they have no nuclear power any longer, plants shut down ...