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Apr 9, 2019 - Nagasaki

We began the day at the Nagasaki Confucius Shrine, one of only a handful of shrines in Japan dedicated to the Chinese philosopher. It was built in 1893 by the Nagasaki Chinese community. The ornate Chinese style building are adorned with yellow roofs and stone dragons. In the courtyard there are 72 lifesize stone statues depicting Confucius' disciples. Next we took a funicular and an elevator high above the city to Glover Gardens. Created by Thomas Glover, Scottish merchant who contributed to the modernization of Japan in shipbuilding,...

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Apr 8, 2019 - Nagasaki

After a walk around the small lake near our ryokan we headed out by mini-bus to Nagasaki. Lunch was at a rest stop along the highway that had a convenience store, bakery and ice cream shop. The toll road we were driving on was a 4 lane divided highway but the speed limit (which seemed to be observed by most everyone) was only 50 mph. The highway was nicely landscaped, very well maintained and extremely clean. As this area is quite mountainous we passed through many, many tunnels on the highway to Nagasaki. After arrival we had a short...

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Mar 27, 2016 - Easter Sunday 27th March

A day At Sea as we sail round the southern tip of Japan from Nagasaki to Osaka. After 3 days of hectic activity, and watch-watching so as not to miss coaches or keep people waiting, it’s a relief to be able to organise our own day in our own way. On Sea days we can start breakfast up till 9.30am, so we did. As we finished, there was a brief burst of recorded church bells, signalling that a Church-service to mark Easter Sunday was about to begin. Other than this, a Martian would happily conclude that Easter is all about bunnies and...

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Mar 26, 2016 - Easter Saturday – Nagasaki

For the third day in a row we assemble in the ship’s theatre at a really early hour ready for our excursion (8.25am). Today we first visited Shimabara Castle, on a peninsula about 2 hrs drive from the port. This gave us a really good overview of the countryside, farming and areas other than the port city. Did you know that 2/3rds of Japan land area is mountains ? Total area and total population about the same as UK. So imagine a whole UK like the Lake District – with every flat bit of land, valley or coast heavily over-populated as most of...

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Sep 9, 2015 - Nagasaki, Japan

Pete had a nice visit in Nagasaki where, judging from the pictures, the weather was great, including a rainbow! The weather there is in the 80's with moderate humidity. Everything is going well on the ship right now. The new production crew is doing well and is popular with the guests. Pete has had his regular schedule of production shows, parades, and big band sets.

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Aug 30, 2015 - Nagasaki, Japan

Pete called from Nagasaki, where he had a nice day visiting the city, which he likes very much. He visited some of the sights he has seen before and got something to eat while he was in town. The weather there right now is pretty nice, sometimes rainy, with high temperatures in the low 80's. He is feeling well and is enjoying the action on the ship, mostly production shows and big band sets.

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Jul 21, 2015 - Nagaskai, Japan

Pete was happy to be returning to Japan and had a nice day visiting in Nagasaki. He was able to get off the ship and walk around in the city a little bit. The weather is nice there - very much like it is in Indianapolis right now - with temperatures in the 80's and high humidity. Besides being famous for being the last place on earth to experience an atomic bomb attack, Nagasaki is also the location for the setting of Puccini's famous opera, "Madame Butterfly."

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Apr 25, 2015 - Nagasaki

Located on the tip of Kyushu Island, Nagasaki is our first port of call in Japan. The going ashore formalities are rather like getting off an airplane and you have go through a customs inspection. As you would imagine the Japanese were very courteous and very well organised. Once ashore we took a tramcar out to the Atomic Bomb Museum that is situated at the epicentre of the Atomic Bomb blast. The museum showed life in Nagasaki before and after the atomic explosion that was detonated 500 m above the city on August 9th 1945 at 11.02 am. The...

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Apr 23, 2015 - Nagasaki, Japan

Pete is happy to be visiting Japan again this spring. He had a nice day in Nagasaki, visiting some of the places he has enjoyed before. He is feeling good and having a good time. As of today, he has traveled 60,246 miles since he left Indianapolis 22 weeks ago.

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Sep 13, 2014 - Nagasaki, Japan

Pete was glad to be back in Japan when he called from Nagasaki. He was not sure what he was going to do in town because he has seen all of the big tourist attractions in Nagasaki but this will be his last stop there during this contract so he was planning to visit the city while he had the chance. Although he still has not had any written notification about his current contract extension or his new contract, he had gotten word that his vacation would just be for the time that the ship is in dry dock in Singapore, from October 18 to November...

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Aug 18, 2014 - Nagasaki, Japan

The itinerary for this cruise was changed so Pete was in Nagasaki, Japan today, rather than in Yeosu, South Korea. It has been several weeks since they last visited Nagasaki, which is one of the places Pete likes to visit. He took advantage of the wifi situation to send some pictures and emails. The Music Director asked Pete to extend his contract until the ship goes into dry dock on October 17 so he will be staying on the ship a little longer until his vacation. Also, Pete and his friend, Holbrook, were asked to return to the Voyager after...

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Jun 12, 2014 - Nagasaki, Japan

With the itinerary change, Pete spent the day in Nagasaki, Japan. He and his friends, Hannah and Roman, went to the Peace Park and the Atomic Bomb Museum. They also made a stop at Starbucks to use the wifi. They do not have any performance activities today.

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