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Huis Ten Bosch

At the end of last year I went on a trip to Huis Ten Bosch, Nagasaki. It is a theme park built towards the end of the economic bubble years in Japan, and struggled for a long time to attract enough visitors to make a profit. Recently,…

Glover Garden, Nagasaki

Glover Garden is a park in Nagasaki, overlooking Nagasaki Harbor. It was built for Thomas Blake Glover, a Scottish entrepreneur who first came to Japan in 1859. He had good relations with various Samurai clans and assisted in toppling the…

Digital Book, Huis Ten Bosch

A friend introduced me to Canon's book printing service, PhotoPresso. I have tried a few photo book services before, but was quite surprised how easy the PhotoPresso service was to use and how quick and efficient their printing service…

Gunkanjima mini-tour

Once a thriving coal mine, more recently a derelict deserted mass of buildings on an island off Nagasaki, Hashima Island, also known as Gunkanjima (Warship Island) is set to become a tourist attraction in Japan. The island has been…