The hotel where our tour group stayed in Nagasaki is an interesting bit of Nagasaki history
It's a hotel built to commemorate the presence of the Portuguese traders and missionaries who first came to Nagasaki in 1543. To the left of the photo, one finds the front of a Catholic church "confessional".
Opposite to the small reception desk of the reception hall is a chapel where some Japanese may actually hold their wedding ceremonies. If they did so, their name would be engraved on a copper plated "Wedding Plague" hung on the exterior wall of the little chapel.
One could see the names of numerous couples who were married here.
Flowers outside the restaurant
The hotel is built like a castle with walls surrounding a huge courtyard and patios
Flowers outside the hotel entrance.
The name plate of the restaurant "Saudade" means the feeling of "missing somebody/something" and a sense of regret that he/she/it may not be here.
The biggest room in the restaurant !
A model of a Portuguese battle ship
A mini model of Portuguese dining room
A really delicate reproduction
But the most pleasant dining experience in the trip was one at a teppanyaki restaurant at a hotel in Huis Ten Bosch where I got the waiter and the 20-year experience teppanyaki master chef to pose for me after the meal.
The teppanyaki counter
decorations of the restaurant
Feeding the flame
the steaks in flames
medium rare Kobe steak
The steak and various ingredients before cooking
Various fresh sea food
ice cold sashimis
The happy waiter
Huis ten Bosch in the dark
The other side of the canal
the famous Amsterdam Tower
canal barges moored to the side
Roses in the dark
wine glass lights
A touring barge
Entrance to the Rose Garden
Flower stall close to the entrance
Windmills in the night
well lit pond
Monster of the night