Thursday, February 16, 2017

2017 Grand World Voyage, Day 143, Nagasaki, Japan (Part 1 of 2)

Ellie, Ann and I got off the ship early, purchased our all day tram pass and headed out for another adventure on a beautiful sunny day.  Ellie and I been here on numerous occasions but this was Ann's first visit so we took her to visit the Peace Park with the beautiful Peace Statue, a magnificent tribute to those that lost their lives, a very moving stop.  We then walked to HypoCenter, the site of the bombing and then the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, a heart wrenching experience.   We then headed to Nagasaki Ropeway for a ride by cable car to top of Mt. Inasa, the symbol of Nagasaki, taking pictures from the observation deck high above the mountain…  great views of the city and the surrounding area.   A tram ride dropped us off close to the Kofukuji Temple where we wandered through this ancient temple and took some more pictures. Then a short walk brought us to the Spectacles Bridge for some more quick photos.  Our final tram ride was to visit the Glover Gardens, home of Scottish merchant Thomas Glover dating back to 1863, making it the oldest Western-style house in Japan.  We had a great send-off by a local drum group as we bid farewell to Japan.  It was a wonderful day capping off a great visit to all the Japanese ports.   I really love visiting Japan!!!!!!  This is a two part blog, this is part 1.




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