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August 8th 2018
Published: August 8th 2018
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Dear All Greetings from Fukuoka, the largest city on the island of Kyushu, and at just over 1.5 million people, the sixth largest in Japan. It is definitely an urban centre, it’s been good to have arrived here, and although there really isn’t that much to see and do in the city itself, it’s been a great place in which to spend my final three nights in Japan. Indeed, this is my last stop on ... Read Full Entry



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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Model of Nagasaki, with visual effects of the explosion
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Actual video footage of the mushroom-cloud explosion
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Post-bomb destruction
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Post-bomb destruction - this One-Pillar Torii can still be visited today, as a reminder
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Glass bottles which melted together due to the heat of the explosion
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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

A shard of pottery lodged into this oak tree in the explosion, which continued to grow around it
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Nagasaki Lunch

Ah, the first time I've seen Marie Sharpe's delicious hot sauce outside of Belize - this was a welcome sight!
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Glover Garden

View over Nagasaki and Nagasaki Harbour
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Glover Garden, Nagasaki

The huge Ovation of the Seas cruise ship, docking in Nagasaki on the day of my visit
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Glover Garden, Nagasaki

Mitsubishi No.2 Dock Building
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Glover Garden, Nagasaki

Walker House - a small slice of England in Japan
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Glover Garden, Nagasaki

Walker House - very reminiscent of home
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Glover Garden, Nagasaki

Me, Glover House
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Glover Garden, Nagasaki

Glover House - a very British dining room, with a hint of Japan on the wall
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Glover Garden, Nagasaki

Madame Butterfly statue looking out over Nagasaki Harbour for her American lover, Puccini statue in the background
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Dejima Island, Nagasaki

Picture of what it would have looked like in the 17th century
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Dejima Island, Nagasaki

Scale model of the tiny Dutch trading post



9th August 2018

Shame we miss each other
Would have been a pleasure to meet up with you in Japan, I have a feeling we would have had a great time together. Enjoy Korea too my friend, it's been a pleasure to read about your time in Japan!
9th August 2018

Indeed a shame...
Indeed it is a shame that we have missed each other in Japan. I also believe we would have had a good time together. Still, I look forward very much to reading about your upcoming travels there. Just arrived in South Korea - so far it seems so different, but looking forward to exploring further.
18th August 2018

Sadness over comes you
So glad you've found comfort and pleasure in Japan. A nice wrap up. I feel like you might go back some day. I'm glad you've enjoyed flitting around Japan on sonic trains. You've visited a dose of history and it seems to have left an impact. Travel is an amazing education. We always think we know about something but there is always more to learn.
18th August 2018

Japan
Thank you Merry! I really did enjoy Japan, there was something magical and spiritual about the country for me. It will leave a lasting impression I'm sure.

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