Jul 18, 2016
In this episode Gary Bembridge of TipsForTravellers.com, provides a historical overview, need-to-know facts as well as inspiration, advice and tips for visiting Nagasaki in Japan.
Nagasaki is best known for being the last city that was subject to a nuclear bomb. It happened on 9 August 1945 during WWII when the Americans dropped it, destroying most of the city and killing and injuring over 100,000 people. What fewer people know is that Pucci's famous opera "Madame Butterfly" was set in the city.
There is more to the city than just memorials and reminders of
that event. It is a city that welcomed, and had long links, with
the West even when Japan followed an isolation policy. I found it
to be a pretty, welcoming city that has gorgeous parks, historical
buildings and great museums. The podcast explores all of this.
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