Bring an Umbrella
An umbrella is required . It rains in Sasebo alot Sept thru May. Where I am from in the US, if your a man and you are carrying an Umbrella, they may think "your a little light in the loafers".
Here is Sasebo, if it's raining and you don't have an Umbrella, "your an idiot"!
Well, I am returning to Japan finally after being gone for 8 months. Sadly I am leaving again after the weekend. The good news this next week is the Cherry blosom festivals. Great time to visit Kuyushu!
Last Trip in November 2002
I came to Sasebo only because of its major attraction, Huis Ten Bosch. Although built beautifully, the theme park is losing millions. It is sad to see it that way as it really feels like you're in the Netherlands than in Japan. As in every spot in Japan, there are cuddly toys to buy here. There's also the legendary Miffy - a limited edition only for this teme park.
Here's a great overall view of the theme park from atop a bell tower.
This is another shot facing the front entrance. The white building on the left is Hotel Nikko Huis Ten Bosch. I stayed at this hotel both in 2000 and 2002. It has still kept its European charm within its confines.
Care for an afternoon tea? We had a nice cake and tea set at a coffee shop in Hotel Europe. The Japanese gives great service to everyone! I truly admire that.
At night, the buildings are lit up like Christmas lights. Be sure to catch the nightly laser and fireworks display at the waterfront.
Here's the beautifully manicured gardens in the premises of Hotel Nikko Huis Ten Bosch. This is Japan! Not the Netherlands....
In many hotels in Japan, you will encounter one of many models of the *space age* toilet. Some toilets are equipped with a remote control. This one was found at Hotel Nikko Huis Ten Bosch.