Around Nagasaki

Today, I showed Gage around Nagasaki and showed off all the historic landmarks and spiffy locations.

Suwa Temple

Suwa Temple is Nagasaki's main temple.

There was something going on up there today though. I'm not really sure what was going on, but it seemed like a ceremony for like-aged women of Nagasaki. It was probably to pray in luck for the coming year, or something like that.

After hanging out around town, we headed to Peace Park.

Atomic Bomb Hypocenter

After taking a look at the statues of Peace Park we went down the street to view the Hypocenter of the Atomic Bomb blast of August 9th, 1945.

I've got a bunch of pictures from this place from when I first visited it. Those are here.

There were plenty of sakura trees surrounding this spot.

Atomic Bomb Memorial

After that, we went through the Atomic Bomb Museum, and then the Memorial.

The memorial has 12 pillars of light that change throughout the day depending on whether and cloud clover. At the end of the hall, sits documents containing all the names of victims from the atomic bomb blast. As of August 2007 there are more than 142,000 names written down, and this coming August more will be added.


After that we went around to several stores in search for the PSP GPS thingy and other games that might be interesting. We checked You-ing and Yamada, but found nothing. Next we went up the street a little bit, and I showed Gage around Sumiyoshi. But my little tour was cut short by our feet being reduced to hamburger once again. It was around 3:00pm and we had already been on our feet since 4:00am.

We caught a bus and went down to 100 yen sushi.

100 yen sushi is a rotating sushi restaurant, which kinda like a buffet. Plates move around the restaurant on a conveyer belt and you just pick up whatever you like. Each plate is 100 yen, so you eat as much or as little as you like.

After giving our feet a little rest we went to Yamada in Togitsu, Hard off and Geo and finally found things I was looking for. I picked up the PSP GPS for $54, the Map pack for $10, Railfan on PS3 for $30, and found some more Capsule toys.

We finished off the day by visiting Beardo, which was great ^_^. Nonoka is still really cute, and Nanase is adorable ^_^ All the regulars were there and Clinton stopped by, too. I also met Henry, a friend of Leigh's, who is currently studying abroad. I'll take plenty of pictures there when we go back on Thursday.

On the way back to our hotel, we stopped at Jinya to meet Ryan, who's also back in Nagasaki trying to find work or anything that'll keep him here. It sounds like JET is a little bloated these days.

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