Nagasaki 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.
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
It’s on billboards, the side of trains & trams, wonderful Japanese humour. 🙂
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.
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.
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
Hills overlooking Nagasaki
One one side of the city is the bay & the other side hills overlooking the city.
Let there be drums
On two occasions I was so lucky to see street performances by some amazing artists.
Nagasaki city harbour street drummers
Just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.
Nagasaki ferry terminal
I bought a ticket to Battleship Island.
The terminal itself looks like a ship with a huge funnel. 🙂
In front of the station
The tram stop was in front of Nagasaki station and my hotel was just around the corner.
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.
That’s all folks
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