Farewell ceremony at Nagasaki, Japan

December 11, 2015 - After a very somber day visiting ground zero, we were treated to a farewell ceremony with music and dancing. The guy wit...
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Bank of Hong Kong, Nagasaki, Japan

December 10, 2015 - The Bank of Hong Kong is a very striking building. I thought it was very interesting to see the difference between the C...
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Peace Park, Nagasaki, Japan

December 09, 2015 - There is a large Peace Park with statues donated by many countries. The Japanese statue is a man in the half lotus posit...
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Ground Zero, Nagasaki, Japan

December 08, 2015 - Ground Zero is where the atomic bomb landed on August 9, 1945 at 11:02 AM. There is a statue there of a mother holding h...
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Yaku Monkeys, Yakushima, Japan

December 07, 2015 - I have always wanted to see monkeys in the wild and I got my wish on Yakushima! We happened upon a small family of the Y...
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Tachudake Peak, Yakushima, Japan

December 04, 2015 - In general, villages in Japan lie along the flat coastal areas. The Japanese tend not to build houses on the tops of mou...
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Yakusugi Land, Yakushima, Japan

December 03, 2015 - Yakusugi Land is a remnant of a warm-temperate ancient rain forest. Only trees that are at least 1,000 years old are cal...
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Dairakuji Temple, Uwajima, Japan

December 02, 2015 - Dairakuji Temple sits high on a hill overlooking the town. It is famous for the flying squirrels that live in the front...
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Tensha-en Garden, Uwajima, Japan

December 01, 2015 - Tensha-en is a small but beautiful garden known for its wisteria, iris and bamboo. It was built for quiet contemplation...
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