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  • Day12

    Glover-dōri and Ōura Cathedral

    January 21 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    After the atomic bomb a large majority of the city was destroyed, in the clover garden area a large majority of Meji-period European houses, at the the top of the hill there was beautiful views of Nagasaki harbour.

    Half way down there is Ōura Cathedral, this hilltop church is Japan’s oldest (1864). The church is dedicated to the 26 Christians who were crucified in Nagasaki in 1597, because of they were practicing Christianity in Japan. The church is now dedicated for all those Christians who practiced in secret during the shogunal rule.Read more

  • Day12

    Suwa-jinja

    January 21 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Reached by climbing 200 steps this was a beautiful way to end my time in Nagasaki. The grounds are protected by komainu (protective dogs), the dogs were often called upon by prostitues, who prayed to them that storms would arrive, forcing sailors to stay in port another day.

  • Day42

    Nagasaki

    October 8, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Up early around 6:30am and headed out to the station to catch our first train, a couple of hours south to the port city of Nagasaki. There's two WHS for us to visit here. The first site relates to Japan's industrialisation of the 19th century, when Japan's isolationist rulers realised that without massive change, they were going to be colonised like the rest of Asia. So after a pleasant tram ride down to the waterfront, we boarded a boat that would take us to Battleship Island, site of a large former coal mine.

    It's a famous spot these days, a tiny speck of land in the ocean covered with tall and crumbling concrete apartment buildings. It was all built for the coal mine between the 1890s and 1960s, which was one of Japan's largest and most productive. These days it's a ghost town, which you might remember from the James Bond movie Skyfall. Unfortunately due to typhoon damage we couldn't go ashore, but it was nice to cruise around a couple of times and get some footage.

    On the way there and back we also got a great view of the huge shipyards in Nagasaki's port. These were massive engines behind Japan's navy in the build-up to World War 2, and their flagship Yamato was built here, though these days they mainly build Princess and Carnival cruise liners. It's part of the World Heritage listing though, which is cool.

    Quick 7-11 lunch, then we walked over to the large cathedral on the hill. This is the centre of our second WHS visit for today, which relates to Christians in Nagasaki. Christianity arrived in Japan in the late 16th century with Portuguese missionaries and St Francis Xavier, and it spread like wildfire. Within a decade or so there was apparently 650,000 Christians in Japan which is quite startling! Suspicious that the missionaries were foreign spies laying the groundwork for colonisation, Christianity was eventually banned for 200 years, only being rescinded in 1863.

    But in the Nagasaki area, many people continued to secretly practice Christianity, worshipping Virgin Mary statues disguised as Buddhas, saying special prayers after they'd been forced to publicly renounce their faith, and passing on the gospel father to son. Unfortunately the site is called "Hidden Christian Sites of Nagasaki" and many of them are just that - hidden away in inaccessible locations. The best we could do is visit the main church in Nagasaki which was built just after the ban was lifted, and where the sudden emergence of all these practicing Christians turning up for church was considered a genuine miracle. The museum here was quite interesting too, showing how missionaries won over local leaders with their western science contraptions that seemed a bit like magic.

    Filming finished, we hurried back to the station and jumped on a train back to Fukuoka. No time to see the atomic bomb museum, but we'll see that particular legacy in a few days. We got back around 5pm, enough time to walk back to the hotel and enjoy their hour of free beer in the bar. More work and some washing, before dinner at a nearby traditional ramen place. Very tasty!

    It's funny how there's always an odd system in Japan. At the ramen place, to order you used a touchscreen at the entrance. You paid, and it would spit out a pair of chits. Take a seat at the counter, give the chits to the guy who then comes back a few minutes later with steaming bowls of ramen. Or on the bus, where you board via the back door and take a ticket with a stop number. When you get off (via the front door only), a screen at the front tells you the cost for tickets stamped with each stop number. You then put your money and tickets in the basket. Very different from Korea where every bus in the country takes the same tap-on/off cards, and to China where every bus in the country is 2 yuan and you just chuck notes in the bucket!
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  • Day20

    Toiletten

    April 29, 2019 in Japan ⋅ 🌧 18 °C

    Japan ist vermutlich das einzige Land der Welt, in dem man einfach über Toiletten reden muss. Denn außer dass sie ungewöhnlich sauber und häufig mit sehr hübschen Zeichen versehen sind, versteht man die Funktionsweise zunächst nicht vollständig und das will ja schon etwas heißen. Ok, es gibt verschiedene Funktionen, per Taste zu bedienen: vorne abspülen, hinten abspülen, trocken föhnen und ein Knopf für Hintergrundgeräusche... Mit etwas Glück findet man die Klospülung. Außerdem sind - welch ein Luxus - 80% der Klobrillen beheizt. Sehr angenehm. Bei der Toilette in Ryokan öffnete sich sogar der Deckel von alleine. Grund genug sich jedes Mal zu erschrecken. So wird jeder Gang ein Abenteuer.Read more

  • Day108

    Nagasaki - Seaside & Glover Park

    March 22, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    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

  • Day8

    Reise Hiroshima Nagasaki - Teil 1

    October 11, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Moin zusammen, gestern war wieder ein Reisetag mit vor- und nachgelagerten Sightseeing Programm. Am Vormittag haben wir direkt nach dem Checkout im Hotel den Garten "Shukkei-en" besichtigt. Ein wirklich schöner kleiner Garten inmitten der Stadt Hiroshima mit einem Weg rund um den Teich. Aber schaut selbst.Read more

  • Day8

    Reisetag Hiroshima Nagasaki Teil 3

    October 11, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Nagasaki gilt in Japan als eine extrem exotische Stadt. Grund hierfür sind wohl vor allem die Einflüsse der Holländer, Briten, Chinesen und anderer Kolonialherren, die man im Stadtbild noch sehen kann. Wir haben als erstes das "Holländerviertel" besichtigt und haben uns dort dann zum krönenden Abschluss des Tages ein schönes Abendessen gegönnt.Read more

  • Day9

    Japanisches Frühstück

    October 12, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Moin zusammen, heute mal ein paar Infos zum typisch japanischen Frühstück. Zuerst einmal das drumherum: Man sitzt im Schneidersitz auf einem kleinen Kissen an einem sehr niedrigen Tisch. Nun aber zum Essen - heute gab es in unserem Hotel Omelette mit Ketchup, Algen mit Fisch, eine nicht näher definierte Eierspeise, Kartoffelsalat mit Tomaten und Gurken, Fisch, Flusskrebs, eine klare Suppe, natürlich Reis und als Krönung verwesten Aal (glücklicherweise geruchsdicht verschlossen - keiner von uns dreien hat es gegessen). Dazu wie immer Wasser und grünen TeeRead more

  • Day294

    New Year in Japan

    January 1, 2018 in Japan ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    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

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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