Museums

Saitama Railway Museum

History of Japanese Railways

While we were in Kanto, I went down to see the Saitama Railway Museum that recounts the history of railway in japan. Operated by the East Japan Railway Culture Foundation, the museum features about 30 railway cars from different years as they have evolved to the enigmatic Shinkansen of today.

After a beautiful morning among the cute Hina dolls of Iwatsuki, we were on our way to the Saitama Railway Museum While Mani had a wonderful time with the dolls I was very much looking forward to my date with the historical trains I have had a deep crush for trains that goes all the way back to my childhood days It was memorable, those rides to visit my grandma in the countryside during my summer vacations  The Saitama Railway Museum(鉄道博物館) is the largest museum of railways in Japan The museum exhibits real trains ranging from age-old steam locomotives to cutting edge Shinkansen trains The huge exhibit, almost the size of a football field, takes one on a ride through

Evangelion exhibit at Niigata Manga & Animation Museum

My love for Japanese culture started with watching endless hours of anime. While in Niigata I had to checkout the Manga & Animation Museum which houses the works of some of the popular manga and anime artists born in this prefecture. It was no co-incidence that my very favorite Rumiko Takahasi, creator of Inuyasha, also hails from Niigata. I got lucky as they were also holding an exhibit of the swords of Evangelion!

My love for Japanese culture started with watching endless hours of anime While in Niigata, I dropped in at the Manga & Animation Museum which houses the works of some of the popular manga and anime artists born in this prefecture Incidentally, my very favorite Rumiko Takahasi, creator of Inuyasha, also hails from Niigata We were lodged at Hotel Lungwood during our stay in Niigata The hotel is adjacent to the station and can be accessed directly via an internal passage If you are planning to stay in Niigata, it is highly recommended The rooms are great and the service is admirable It was a warm sunny day as we left
Nagasaki Peace Memorial

Remembering the pain at Nagasaki Peace Park

Remembering the pain of the snuffed souls at Nagasaki Peace Park, commemorating the atomic bombing of the city on August 9, 1945 during World War II. At least 70,000 people died in the Nagasaki blast and from subsequent injuries. The attack left its scars for generations to come. The world today sits on a nuclear arsenal that can destroy our Earth, 20 times over. Lets pray, we never have to see that happen.

Remembering the pain of the snuffed souls at Nagasaki Peace Park, commemorating the atomic bombing of the city on August 9, 1945 during World War II At least 70,000 people died in the Nagasaki blast and from subsequent injuries The attack left its scars for generations to come The world today sits on a nuclear arsenal that can destroy our Earth, 20 times over Lets pray, we never have to see that happen Watch this space for the full story

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