All posts tagged: museum

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Otaru

Otaru lies to the northeast of Sapporo, and in the winter is on the train route to the ski resort of Niseko. In spring or summer, though, it’s a major domestic tourism destination. I visited overnight in May 2014. To get to Otaru, take a futsuu train from Sapporo’s JR station – it’s not far, and […]

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Nagasaki

Like Hiroshima, everybody knows of Nagasaki for one reason. And, also like Hiroshima, it’s the home to both an excellent museum documenting the nuclear attack and some moving memorials to the victims. But, away to the South, there’s much more to see besides – if you’re in Kyushu, it’s a city I wouldn’t want to miss.

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Hiroshima and Miyajima

The thing about Hiroshima is this: you know what to expect. Everybody knows of Hiroshima, and the Peace Park, memorials and museum have to be a top priority for any visitor. But there’s also so much more to see: the beautiful boulevards, the trams, the parks, and Miyajima. Oh, and did I mention okonomiyaki? Not […]