WHEN IN NAGASAKI

Narrating our Nagasaki experience through photos and caption:


NAGASAKI JR STATION
After our two-day stay at Huis Ten Bosch, we decided to roam around Nagasaki before heading back to Kyoto. This is the Nagasaki eki, with its simple structures and relaxed atmosphere.

SHINKANSEN (BULLET TRAIN) viewed from the platforms of Nagasaki eki

FIRST SIGHT OF PLUM BLOSSOMS
To get it straight Plum Blossoms are different from the infamous Cherry Blossoms. Woah! Are you surprised? Well, there are many difference between the two, but this clue is the easiest to remember: Cherry Blossoms have small 'split' at the end of the petals, Plum Blossoms don't have.


Souvenir stalls along the way to the Glover Garden


Then, unexpectedly we spotted a Catholic Church. The western really influenced this part of Japan
It is only in Nagasaki I've encountered road signage in English, even tour maps and restaurant menus are available in English.





THE VIEW FROM THE GLOVER GARDEN


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RELICS FROM THE PAST
Below are the photos of the old Glover house. Some are preserved relics, some are replicas or restored stuff.



When I was there, I refrained from looking at any mirror.. I have this eerie feeling that people from the past are still lingering in some parts of the house.


Looking at this photo, can you imagine how these people luxuriously lived? Look at those sumptuous western cuisines. 


Totoro was also there!


Now this is the inside of the Catholic church earlier


SHINCHI CHINATOWN
My first time to find a Chinatown in Japan.


If you mention Nagasaki, people immediately think of Champon! 


Aside from Champon (and oysters), Nagasaki is also famous for its Castella. This is a dessert introduced by Portuguese missionaries way back. The one in the photo is a sakura-flavored.

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