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... This is apparently the usual custom when the Diamond Princess ports in Nagasaki because she was built there.
There is definitely a lot more to do and see here and it would be worthwhile to return. Interestingly, since our ship goes to Busan, South Korea tomorrow, we had to go through Japanese customs (“departure immigration inspection”) before leaving. I’m assuming that we will have to go through entry customs again in 2 days when we are back in ...
... time to the old Oriental world the gardens belong to.
We sailed out of Nagasaki as the rain turned heaver, but I didn't and was standing up on the top deck taking in the fascinating city, happy to be going out by sea just as my grandfather must have nearly 70 years ago. It must look so different now, with enormous shipyards building cruise ships rather than warships, but I was moved by the visit just the same.
Hopefully that blog was long enough..Ian
... 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 ...
... until we were almost out of sight, a perfect evening, calm and warm. Onward to Osaka in two day’s time… Illness is epidemic, the “FLU”, and if either of us escape ..being on buses with 80% who are effected, [one of our buses made people get off ,and buy masks at the first stop, of course in Asia if you are ill ,you wear a mask to protect others… ] it will be a miracle, but managed one great day in Japan ..so far…
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... fish cooked whole in a soy ginger sauce, sea urchin, and river eel. After lunch we wandered through the village taking some time to enjoy a beautiful Japanese garden outside of the restaurant, and an old European style home that belonged to an aristocratic family. The home in now used for weddings and receptions. We also toured quickly through a small museum housing samurai artifacts before taking a shuttle bus back to the train station. We took a ...