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... we planned to stay. So a quick trip to the station to arrange new train reservations. We cannot get the train we want so take next best option but not seated together which is fine, at least we can get on the train.
Some things just do not work out when you travel, so we are flexible and happy to change plans when necessary.
One negative thing about Japan is they are way behind us in terms of banning smoking. You can no ...
... it was surprisingly similar to going into Ketchikan, Alaska…just much warmer and more humid.
We used the local tram system to get around. It was nice, easy to use, and inexpensive (unlimited rides for the 3 of us for the day for about $15). They have 4 different tram lines that can get you close to most of the sights. The stops are numbered so it’s relatively easy to keep track of where you need to get off.
We started off at ...
... parks was powerful enough. I wanted to get away and see how Nagasaki has rebuilt in over the years, and see what the modern city had to offer.
Again, I started by going up high to get a vantage point so hailed a taxi to take us over the river from town and up the mountain on the other side to an observatory 333 metres up. As before, it was a highlight with an even more dramatic view than Busan. It's certainly a more attractive city, they call it the ...
... We have the Japan Rail pass, but we don't know where we ll be next. We do have an idea of cities we want to visit, but we are really just winging it. We are not worried because we feel safe and we love the adventure. For example, we wanted to stay one more night in Nagasaki, but there was no more room at the inn (ha ha ha). So we looked at the map and Kumamoto looked good, so we are headed there for one night only. From ...
... 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 ...