These Streets

View from Mount Inasa

View from Mount Inasa

On our last day in Nagasaki, I accompanied two friends to the Observation Deck on Mount Inasa.  The drive up the mountain was full of twists and turns, and more than once I was afraid we’d get pushed off the road!  We made it safely to the top, where despite overcast skies, the 360 degree views were stunning!

On the Observation Deck

On the Observation Deck

After spending a good amount of time wandering around the observation area, we hopped back in a cab to go to Chinatown.  It seems silly that we went to Chinatown in Japan (especially since we’d just stopped in China well over 10 times), but the area came highly recommended.  We stopped in some shops, got some very tasty mango frozen yogurt, and continued walking to a nearby shopping center.

Gate to Chinatown

Gate to Chinatown

Parade in the mall

Parade in the mall

There was a small parade inside the shopping area.  After snapping a few pictures, we decided to get away from the crowd.  There were street vendors outside the shops selling unique food items.  One friend ordered a fried potato on a stick, and the other got an omelet of sorts, also on a stick.

Street food

Street food

About an hour later, we came across a mall.  Our goal of the day, since it was our last day in Japan, was to find ramen noodles.  We obtained our goal inside the mall!  After a large late lunch, we made our way through another mass of street vendors outside.  They were selling everything from bananas on a stick to chicken legs.  Some food was very authentic Japanese, while other options were typical carnival goods.

Carnival

Carnival

Bananas!

Bananas!

After so much food, we were anxious for a bit of exercise.  We walked along the water towards the ship, stopping in a beautiful park.  Once on the ship, we went up to the pool deck to watch Sail Away.  Sailing under the Nagasaki Bridge was incredible!  The ship cleared the bridge by just one meter.  It was a beautiful ending to a fun day.  I have nothing but fond memories of my adventures in Nagasaki!

Sunset in the park

Sunset in the park

Sailing under the bridge

Sailing under the bridge

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