TravelPod Member ReviewsWataya Besso Ureshino
Hôtel destiné surtout aux Japonais et à leur famille, C'est un ryokan avec le bain chaud traditionnel. On y dort sur des futons, dans une chambre au plancher en tatami. Au petit déjeuner, le matin, notre groupe de Québécois semblait une minorité visible.
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Au coeur de l'île de Kyushu, nous visitons la ville de Hita et ses boutiques, pour ensuite faire une ballade en "gondole japonaise" dans la ville de Yanagawa. Notre rameur nous charme avec ses chants traditionnels.
Nous finissons la journée par la visite du village de Yoshinogari, dont on a su conserver les ruines.
The day following the wedding we headed off to Arita, a small town south east of Fukuoka. Arita is known for its porcelain pottery. A discovery was made in the 1500's in this town of a type of stone that resulted in a most spectacular quality of porcelain. For years the knowledge of how the pottery was made was kept secret – people of the town had to have a 'passport’ to get in and out of town as guards were posted at either end. No one was going to steal ...
... 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 ...
... devastated the city and brought the end of World War II.
I heard my grandfather visited Nagasaki to help with the rebuilding as he was in the NZ navy during the war. He never really spoke much about it specifically, except to say it was flattened. Walking around the area the bomb hit and reading about its impact was something I felt to be important, but no amount of reading about it, or hearing stories will ever prepare you for seeing it ...
... affected. One last thing, Russia has the most nuclear weapons followed by the U.S. Anyhow, Linus and I have been learning a lot. Oh and did I say Nagasaki is a beautiful city? It is so green and lush. It sort of reminds us of Costa Rica. Despite what's it's been through it has been able to rebuild and thrive. I think this is what I admire about Japan and its people. They move forward. For the first time in my travels I don't have a ...