Posted by: Darrell | December 22, 2008

Nagasaki

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Another port city in the beautiful island of Kyushu, Nagasaki has come a long way since being devastated by the atomic bomb. While planning the trip, we knew that any travels to Kyushu would not be complete without a journey to Nagasaki. Although, Hiroshima and Nagasaki shared the same fate, they both have very different ways to recognize that life-altering day. Any visit to either cities is incomplete without a tour of the Atomic Bomb Museum. Nagasaki’s Museum is quieter, but just as powerful as Hiroshima.

Nagasaki Port

Nagasaki Port

Nagasaki has a beautiful port with most of the downtown core located right along the port. Being a fairly small city, Nagasaki is easily to map and walk around, although the bitter cold forced us to take the ultra cheap street car. It is also unique in it’s European foreign influences quite different from Fukuoka’s Asian influence. One of those was the very ancient and historical Oura Catholic Church.

Night View of Nagasaki from Mt. Inasa

Night View of Nagasaki from Mt. Inasa

And to capture the entire beauty of Nagasaki in a single shot, we braved the cold and headed up on Inasa Mountain and managed to get some amazing night shots. While more known for the atomic museum, it was the night view of Nagasaki that really stole the show. Because it not about what happened, but how you pick yourself up and Nagasaki really shows us how beauty can emerge from ashes.

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  1. Once again, full of clichéd lines… you should be a journalist! It was a beautiful view from Mt. Inasa and damn cold too!


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