It seems I might have a shot at experiencing that buzz of Olympic fever. Tokyo is going to be hosting the 2020 Olympics and I couldn't be happier for the nation I currently call home. I'm confident Japan will produce a marvel to match that put together in London. Having experienced Japanese fan culture first hand I know that the stadiums will be bouncing and the country will contract Olympic mania in pandemic proportions. It really will be something to behold. Very exciting!
Two weeks ago I went on vacation with my boyfriend. We went to Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukuoka. In Hiroshima we went to Hiroshima Castle, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum, and Miyajima. My favorite place in Hiroshima was the Peace Memorial Park because it was serene and very beautiful to walk around. In Nagasaki we went to Dejima, Chinatown, the Glover Garden, the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park and Museum, and Huis Ten Bosch. I really enjoyed Dejima and the Glover Garden because I like to learn about history and the lives of people in the past. At these places you can learn about the lives of Dutch traders living in Japan before Japan was completely open to foreign trade. In Fukuoka we went to Canal City, Dazaifu, the Kyushu National Museum, and Ohori Park. My favorite places were Canal City and the Kyushu National Museum. I really enjoyed shopping at Canal City because it is a huge shopping mall with many different kinds of clothing stores from designer brands to affordable clothing. I really enjoyed the Kyushu National Museum because, again, I really enjoy learning about history and people in the past. The artifacts at the Kyushu National Museum were chronologically displayed and had English translations so I could easily understand the time period of the artifacts and how they were used. I would recommend visiting Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Fukuoka if you have never been there before because they are very fun and interesting places.