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Nagasaki

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  • Day108

    We started our day with a walk through the seaside Park and along the waterfront of the Nagasaki harbour. In the evening we returned to the Glover Park which is just a few meters away. It was really nice!

    Wir haben unseren Tag mit einem Spaziergang durch den Seaside Park gestartet. Am Abend sind wir dann nochmal zum Glover Park gefahren, von wo aus man nochmal einen Überblick über Nagasaki hat und zudem noch ein paar alte Villen berichtigen kann. Nagasaki ist wirklich schön.Read more

  • Day294

    New Year in Japan

    January 1 in Japan

    In a cute little guesthouse at the edge of Nagasaki I got the chance to celebrate a typical Japanese New Years.
    We ate soba, chicken and had lots of sake before going to the temple around midnight. There we got chocolate, a calendar, a peace of paper to write our new years resolution and even more sake before we had to ring a bell. The next morning the owners if the guesthouse prepared soup with mochi (Ozoni) and we ate interesting Osechi. My first New Year in Japan was so much fun!!Read more

  • Day64

    Gestrandet

    October 29, 2016 in Japan

    Um 14 Uhr verließ die Fähre pünktlich Fukuoka und sollte 17:30 Uhr in Busan eintreffen. Nachdem wir auf einer Tafel gelesen hatten, dass die Wellen 2 bis 2,5 Meter hoch sind, habe ich in Erinnerung an eine verdammt stürmige Bootsfahrt in Russland direkt eine Reisetablette eingeworfen (danke nochmal an meine lieben Kollegen für dieses wirklich nützliche Abschiedsgeschenk). Matze lehnte ab.
    Gegen 16 Uhr legten wir kurz an der Insel Tsushima an. Schlagartig füllte sich die Fähre mit Koreanern, die quasi in Japan shoppen waren und nahezu alle 180 Plätze waren nun belegt. Die Fahrt war bis dahin schon schaukelig gewesen, aber nun wurde Matze plötzlich grün im Gesicht - irgendwas war anders... Er nahm dann doch noch eine Tablette. Kurz vor 17 Uhr (also kurz vor Busan...) wurde bekannt gegeben, dass es Probleme mit der Schiffsschraube gibt und wir zur Insel zurückfahren. Als es gegen 17:40 Uhr dunkel wurde, trafen wir auf der Insel ein. Der starke Wellengang hat die Schraube so stark beschädigt, dass keine Weiterfahrt möglich war. Unsere Pässe wurden gestempelt, mit doch nicht "departed" und wir entdeckten etwas Neues: Japaner können rennen. :D
    Hektik ist eigentlich ein Fremdwort für Japaner, aber nun mussten 180 Passagiere untergebracht werden. Es dauerte eine ganze Weile, bis wir wussten, wie es weiter geht. Die Mitarbeiter der Fährgesellschaft konnten nicht wirklich Englisch und wir waren nur ca. 10 Europäer unter all den Japanern/Koreanern. Irgendwann fand sich ein Koreaner, der mit einer Japanerin verheiratet ist und auf der Insel eine Mietwagenfirma betreibt, der noch dazu Englisch sprach. Als die Wartehalle schon fast leer war, fuhr er uns zu einer 20 Minuten entfernten Privatunterkunft, die auch über Airbnb vermietet. Die wenigen Hotels der Insel waren alle inzwischen ausgebucht. Wir waren 4 Koreaner, 3 Japaner inkl. Kleinkind, 2 vegane Engländer (ich frage mich wirklich, was die beiden außer Reis in ihrem Urlaub in Japan gegessen haben...) und wir beide. Die Fährgesellschaft zahlte Abendessen, Unterkunft und Frühstück und gegen 8 Uhr morgens saßen wir in einer Katamaran-Fähre. Unser Schiff war noch kaputt. Die Wellen waren zwar nicht mehr so hoch, aber der Katamaran folgte auf der 1,5stündigen Fahrt schön jeder Wellenbewegung. Diesmal halfen die Reisetabletten leider bei mir nicht... Matzes Magen ist eindeutig robuster als meiner.
    Endlich in Busan angekommen, gab es dann für jeden Passagier noch eine großzügige Entschädigung: 100.000 Koreanische Won in einem Briefumschlag (ca. 80 €, Fahrt hatte 65 €.gekostet). Na, da kann die Reise in Südkorea ja beginnen. :) Schade nur, dass wir die Nacht auf einer Bambusmatte verbracht haben anstatt in einem 5 Sterne Hotel, das uns als Kompensation für eine verpatzte Hotelbuchung spendiert worden wäre. Aber das ist eine andere Geschichte. ;)
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  • Day44

    Doko?

    June 21, 2016 in Japan

    Time to go Dutch! This was also something i couldn't find time for when i was here for the first time in 2014. I don't know why i decided to skip it two years ago but I have been regretting it ever since. I mean how often can you see a part of your country in a place halfway around the globe. So i decided that no matter what I want to visit Huis ten Bosch. This is a theme park/open air museum put here by a local businessmen who apparantly was really fond of the Netherlands (really, who isn't?). He made every effort to make this theme park look as realistically as possible. Even the bricks that make up the houses were imported by ship from Dutchie land. And it shows. Even before entering you are greeted by the sight of Amsterdam Central station. And when you enter the park itself it's at some points hard to distinguish this place from the real thing. Although is pretty awkward to see the Dom tower (which stands in Utrecht) from Amsterdam Dam square. And places where it was not allowed to ride a bike. Not very Dutch. :-P. A lot of attractions have a Dutch theme like cheese, although there are also a lot of other attractions to attract more people i suppose. After walking around and convincing myself i was not back home, I stumbled upon a plaza with a beerfest. They served various German beers and sausages. (now where have i seen this before? ;-) Only thing was it was not as crowded yet, i guess it was too early in the day. But the bar was open and i couldn't resist getting a nice cold Warsteiner and Paulaner beers just to quench the thirst. I anxiously awaited the band to start playing and the place to fill up but that didn't really happen. The band was a one man guitar player who did 4 George Michael covers and then quit and the place was still not very crowded. I had seen enought and got on my way back to the trainstation, passing through the Schiphol gate (how fitting! :-)) The train took me back along the inner sea that lies between Nagasaki and Sasebo. (it's actually featured in one of the Rail Away episodes)Read more

  • Day11

    Nagasaki

    October 18, 2017 in Japan

    We were up at 7am just in time to see the ship dock. Another dull and damp day. We left the ship at 9am and bought an all day tram pass for 500 yen. After getting some directions from the tourist information desk we caught the tram to the Peace Park. The park was crowded with school children and tour groups from the ship. The park features sculptures and a fountain that depicts butterfly wings. It is all aimed at promoting peace and making sure that nuclear weapons are never used again. Nearby is another park which was the epicentre of the Atomic Bomb. They have re-erected part of the wall of a church that was destroyed in the blast. Next we went to the Atomic Bomb Museum. A very well done and moving display of the destruction and misery that nuclear weapons and war in general inflict on ordinary people. It is hard to believe that out of a population of 240,000 around 73,000 were killed or injured and about 70% were women, children or elderly. We caught the tram back to Nagasaki Station and had lunch at a sushi train restaurant. We were made very welcome with hot towels and trays to put our bags on instead of the floor. Between each setting was a tap dispensing hot water, soy sauce, chopsticks and green tea powder. We really enjoyed our meal and at $12 for two, it was great value. After lunch we wandered around the shops and then caught the tram back to the ship. We had to change trams to go the last 2 stops, but there were so many people waiting we decided to walk. The rain was quite steady at this stage. Back at the cruise terminal we did a survey for the Nagasaki tourist organisations and we were given a gift in return. The sail-away was entertaining again with a school band performing. We gave the show a miss tonight and sat in the Ocean Bar and listened to the trio instead.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Nagasaki Prefecture, Nagasaki, Préfecture de Nagasaki, 長崎県, 나가사키 현

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