Shimabara Daiichi Hotel
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... ago, its traditional and the process is intricate, it was the blue and white and almost cartoon figures ,this time, nothing really outstanding here to like, but a great Family ,with many tales to 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, ...
We decided to take today as a recovery day so we slept in a little and went for a leisurely breakfast before heading out from our hotel. We were able to walk to all of our destinations today. Our first stop was the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum. This museum introduces the daily life and culture of Fukuoka City during the Meiji and Taisho periods. Craft products and souvenirs such as Hakata Ori (folk woven textile) and Hakata dolls are ...
... the way back to stop in a place called Dazaifu. It is famous for a beautiful shrine as well as a popular sweet - a type of baked mochi filled with red bean paste. We stopped for some ice coffee and green tea and some mochi, then browsed through a few local souvenir shops. We rode the train back to Fukuoka, arriving back after 6 pm. We said goodbye to Kazuko who took the bus to her home while Haruyo and the 3 of us took a different bus back to Hakata ...
... Japan's oldest stone bridge (1634). - Walked through Chinatown. - Walked to the Dutch Slopes, just a residential area now - walked up to (but not through) Glover Gardens, where Scotsman Thomas Glover used to reside - visited Kōshi-byō, the only Confucian shrine built by the Chinese outside of China and the land is technically Chinese territory - walked to Dejima, the Portuguese ...
... Park. There were some pretty harrowing pictures of charred corpses (70,000 died almost instantly), severe burns and disfigurements. The death toll totalled 165,409 altogether as survivors of the initial blast died in the weeks following. Lots of information on nuclear weapons and the city's mission for peace. James and I felt ashamed to be from a country in possession of nuclear weapons and we can't understand why there isn't more information ...
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