|Above, the Nagasaki Peace Statue. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Back in 2007 (Wow! Seven years ago!), I took a whirlwind tour around Kyushu to visit Mt. Aso (I stayed in Kumamoto), Sasebo, Nakasaki and Fukuoka. I wrote about this trip in detail in an article in G-FAN.
On that trip, I had a JR Rail Pass that got me from Tokyo to Kyushu on the shinkansen and then around Kyushu aboard several commuter trains. I saved a lot of money doing so.
City-Cost.com has posted their three-day/two-night itinerary in an article to show what the costs they incurred to give readers an idea on how much money to bring. They flew from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to Kyushu.
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Anyone who follows us on Instagram will have likely noticed a deluge of ‘grams’ sent out through the SNS ether originating from Nagasaki. It was our first time visiting the city in southern Kyushu and we can hand on heart say they we loved it. Nagasaki is quite unlike any place we’ve ever been to in Japan, both visually and in terms of atmosphere. Hemmed in by mountains and sea, the way the city spreads up the mountain slopes, from a distance almost reminded us of Rio de Janeiro (the abundance of churches adding to the effect). Atmospherically, coming from Tokyo, Nagasaki moves at a distinctly slower pace, and is all the better for it. The local people also, seem to be far more at peace and are some of the friendliest we have encountered in Japan. Our trip was a three day / two night quickie and given that we’re all about how much things cost in Japan, we thought it might be useful to try and document our spending during our time in Nagasaki and thus help others to budget for their short breaks in the city and get a sense of how much money they might need to bring. This budget breakdown is loosely listed according to our itinerary across our time in Nagasaki.
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