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Nagasaki city harbour street drummers

November 15, 2016 by David Herd

Nagasaki Station

Nagasaki city harbour street drummersNagasaki city harbour street drummers, arriving at the station by Shinkansen from Kagoshima, I was eagerly anticipating the history and subsequent recovery of this fascinating city on the west coast of Kyushu Island.

Trams

Nagasaki city harbour street drummers A great way to get around the city in Nagasaki, my hotel was only 200 meters from the station where all the trams stopped as well. 

 My favourite Nagasaki sign

Nagasaki city harbour street drummers It’s on billboards, the side of trains & trams, wonderful Japanese humour. 🙂

Kankō Maru

Nagasaki nature culture history Kankō Maru was Japan’s first steam-powered warship, originally a Dutch warship named Soembing it was presented to Japan in 1854 and renamed Kankō Maru. 

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Kankō Maru 

Nagasaki city harbour street drummers She was based at Tsukiji until she was sent to the scrapyard in 1876. This exact replica was built in the Netherlands in 1987, it has a crew of 14 and can carry up to 300 passengers.

 Waterfront restaurants

Nagasaki city harbour street drummers A number of restaurants overlook the harbour, I enjoyed many ice cold beers with two Sydney guys I met on a tour to Battleship Island.

Nagasaki nature culture history

img_5967Here I am with Doug & Waz, not much culture but lots of tradition, we solved many of the world’s problems before finally having dinner at Gorm’s, a very nice Italian restaurant.

Hills overlooking Nagasaki

Nagasaki nature culture history One one side of the city is the bay & the other side hills overlooking the city.

 Let there be drums

Nagasaki city harbour street drummers On two occasions I was so lucky to see street performances by some amazing artists. 

Nagasaki city harbour street drummers

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Just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

Nagasaki ferry terminal

Nagasaki city harbour street drummers I bought a ticket to Battleship Island.

Ferry terminal

Nagasaki city harbour street drummers The terminal itself looks like a ship with a huge funnel. 🙂

In front of the station

Nagasaki city harbour street drummers The tram stop was in front of Nagasaki station and my hotel was just around the corner.

Orion Hotel

Nagasaki city harbour street drummers Perfect location only a three minute walk to the station. Rated highly by AGODA, book through THIS LINK for an excellent room rate with free WiFi.

 That’s all for now.

Nagasaki city harbour street drummers Thanks for visiting my Nagasaki city harbour street drummers photo blog, if you have time please check out the Peace Park, Battleship Island & Nagasaki food.

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