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... photos and to admire the view.
However, Nagasaki's modern charm comes with a reminder of the past and a lesson to learn. Visit historical museums and bomb memorials for a lesson on what humanity is capable of and heed the warning; heartbroken, but informed, the charm is there to welcome you back to the present.
3/11 Stage 64 Hayashima -Hiroshima. Km 160
7/11 Stage 65 Hiroshima -Yamaguchi. Km 150
8/11 Stage 66 yamaguchi -kitakyushu Km 120
9/11 Stage 67 Kitakyushu - Nagasaki. Km 130
I have not written a new entry, since I left this nice people, which is a while ago.
That does not mean my journey is over yet, presently I am crisis crossing Japan, it's only my blog writing which just took a bit of a " ...
... peace statue. The bomb killed 70,000 of Nagasaki's 250,000 population at the time and injured about another 70,000 so it's impact on the city was huge. Like Hiroshima the city suitably remembers those killed or injured in the event in order to promote peace and an abandonment of nuclear warfare. After visiting the peace park I headed back to the centre of Nagasaki, and moved towards the cities other interesting historical hub. ...
... Once again I will not weight into the political debate but Nagasaki to this day remains the last City in the world to experience a nuclear attack and hopefully will always remain that way. The museums and memorials at this site have a large focus on educating and informing visitors on the worlds nuclear program's. It really is scary to see the mass devastation that was caused in the 1940's and the potential for today's bombs ...
The highlight of our visit to Japan came the next morning when we arrived in Nagasaki, our final stop in Japan. Nagasaki is very much like a small San Francisco; a city with steep hills on all sides with a large bay whose entrance is spanned by a large suspension bridge.
But of course Nagasaki is ...