Monday, October 15, 2012

kyushu day 1&2: nagasaki

Our first stop was Nagasaki, which is famous alongside Hiroshima for being one of the cities that was hit by an atomic bomb. We went to the Peace Park and museum. The museum had a beautiful reflection room.


I randomly saw a fruit store and I had to stop in! You can also see outfit #1 here.

We also went to Nagasaki's Chinatown and had some Chinese food.

Also stopped by a sweets shop and they gave us castella for free! Japanese hospitality is so amazing. Castella is a cake brought over by the Portuguese way back when and is now a special of Nagasaki.

Day 2 (and outfit #2!): We saw a cathedral (there were a lot of secret Christians/Catholics in Nagasaki--they were the first to open their ports to the outside world), and the Glover Garden, which was where Europeans built their houses. They also had a section with floats from different Japanese festivals.

Then I saw Totoro! Love.

We went to the Confucius Shrine, which is curiously owned by China! Then we stopped at the Suwa Shrine.

Then, equipped with ice cream, we boarded a train to Kumamoto!


  1. I have yet to see Kyushuu / Nagasaki even though I've been in Japan the last 4 years. Great pictures!!

    1. you should definitely go if you get the chance! it's so different from the rest of japan.