Travel Blogs from Hiroshima, Japan, Japan

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Templed out!, Nagano - Matsumoto - Takayama - Kyoto - Hiroshima - Nagasaki, Japan travel blog

Templed out!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... in a traditional Ryokan complete with an onsen for bathing which was a great experience.  If anyone has ever been to Japan they will know there are certain rules involved when bathing in an Onsen, which is far too over complicated, but basically its ...

Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... whether they would support as many animal species as the beard of Ricky Tomlinson in the Royle family. After 3weeks we left Japan and boarded a 28hour ferry to Qingdao. Its been good but its annoying having to budget so much after we had gotten used ...

First City Destroyed, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

First City Destroyed

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... countries that started with a J.... and didn't include Jamaica, Jordan, or Jersey). And what better place to start our visit to Japan than Hiroshima. It's always hard to think of a city like Hiroshima, which was the site of such an epic tragedy, as a ...

Hiroshima - City of Peace, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima - City of Peace

A travel blog entry by benleah

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Ben Reporting: Obviously a city like Hiroshima comes with some pre-conceptions from a Westerners point of view. It was the first city in history to be bombed by an atomic bomb, an action that, in a flash, destroyed an entire city and ended WWII. Some ...

Atomic Bomb Museum, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Atomic Bomb Museum

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... was a large section there to educate visitors on nuclear weapons - how many there are, how strong they are, who has them (Japan does not have any). The final section shows what happened in Hiroshima as a result of the bomb. There were many pictures and ...

A day with Keigo, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

A day with Keigo

A travel blog entry by jambo

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Our video of Hiroshima can be found on the Contents page (entry #1).  At the top of the page, click on 'more thumbnails' to see all the videos. For the first time in what feels like weeks, we are able to sleep in, undisturbed by bus schedules, ...

Having a blast in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Having a blast in Hiroshima

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... many others became sick because of the radiation.  She also goes on to talk about the post-war American occupation of Japan and how the culture became very westernised as a result.  Japanese society was very different before and after the war ...

Okonomiyaki..., Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Okonomiyaki...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... my camera on this occasion, and took many photos as we walked through Itsukushima-jinja and saw the famous 'floating' torii - one of Japan's three best views. There were many deer mooching around as usual, but I didn't see anyone selling food to give ...

Bullet Time, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Bullet Time

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... of e-mail addresses and offers of places to stay further down the line (thanks guys), I set off to start making use of my Japan Rail Pass. The waiting line to turn the exchange order in to get my pass was long with people taking a ticket and waiting till ...

Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... bank cards to pay for the room though and despite the number of ATMs in the country only a handful accept cards issued outside of Japan despite what cards they say are accepted. The Peace Park was awash with people and day trippers so I was glad I had ...

Hi from Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hi from Hiroshima

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... so we head off to Miyajima, a nearby island with a 'floating' shrine gate, meant to be one of the three best views in Japan - also extremely touristy, and as we all know, Japan does do touristy very well indeed. The shrine is beautiful, as for once we ...

So long Sasakis, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

So long Sasakis

A travel blog entry by jambo

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... endeared her to the older ladies as well.   Keigo drives us to the bus station and sees us safely on to the Hiroshima-Osaka express.  The bullet train covers the 400+ kilometres in only 90 minutes, compared to the 4.5 hours on the bus, but ...

Some more climbing, Miyajima Island, Japan travel blog

Some more climbing

A travel blog entry by hils

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Today I took the train from Hiroshima to Miyajimaguchi and from there I took the boat across to Miyajima Island. There was a large shrine, the Itsukushima Shrine, which was in the water. When the tide is in it looks like the shrine is floating on the ...

Hiroshima & the Beautiful island of Tiny Deer, Miyajima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima & the Beautiful island of Tiny Deer

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... Cherry blossom viewing park Maruyama-koen. The park entrance was packed with people as this time of year is a crazy time in Japan. The cherry blossoms bring out a different side of the normally reserved Japanese. They are loud, happy and excited to be ...

There's your bombshell..., Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

There's your bombshell...

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... out things that are "not like Tokyo". My favourite foible is the insistence for standing on the right-hand side of escalators. In Japan, escalators always have one side for people to stand on, and the other side is the express lane where you must keep ...

Peace, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Peace

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... and Dad. Each member of my (immediate) family except Pete has rung the peace bell so Dad made sure I did too! While in Hiroshima we also visited Mijiyama, one of Japans top three beautiful sights to see. A Tori floating in the water in front of its ...

Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Miyajima

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... o-totii. This is basically a big red gate sticking out of the sea, and one of the most recognized structures in Japan. After a few obligitary photos we headed off to see the Itsukushima-jinja shrine. Bit disappointing really as it was nothing special ...

The War Museum and Miyajima Island, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

The War Museum and Miyajima Island

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... 3 days after the bomb, and there were trams running within 3 weeks. 2. The US chose not to firebomb a few choice cities in Japan that were considered candidates for testing out the A-bomb. Cities were chosen if they had at least a 3.5km radius of ...

Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... see it from the outside though! That evening we hopped back on the bikes to visit a restaurant which serves Okonomi-yaki -a traditional Hiroshima dish. It's basically fried noodles with bacon and eggs served in a kind of a pancake. We tried it at a ...

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A travel blog entry by stevejames

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We come in peace, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

We come in peace

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... of Fukuoka the night before we had decided to wake up early and catch a few of the sights before heading off to Hiroshima. However come 9am Dave was still asleep so I kept myself busy watching baseball and kiddies English language programmes on the TV ...

Enter Japan, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Enter Japan

A travel blog entry by canaussie

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For World Peace and to eliminate Nuclear Weapons, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

For World Peace and to eliminate Nuclear Weapons

A travel blog entry by aborder

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Hiroshima, Japan - Please support my friend Estelle and her project with survivors of the tsunami affected areas. Her website is http://www.indiegogo.com/Brighter-Than-Tomorrow There is an option to take really fast trains in Japan, instead, I opt ...

Himeji, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Himeji

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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Made the most of the late checkout at the Aster Plaza before leaving. We liked Hiroshima and so wanted to stay there the weekend but the Plaza was fully booked on the Saturday. Bummer! But we will however be returning there on Sunday. We couldn't be ...

Rampage of Randomness, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Rampage of Randomness

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... we left them in the restaurant. Soon we were hitting the streets with a grin and a mission, out into the boozy unknown of Hiroshima nightlife. Tom lead the charge down an alleyway, trying random doors along the way to uncover what lay behind them. Locked, ...

Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... graphic. I hope to get back some day to give the museum a proper going over. Moving on With our time in Hiroshima, and Japan, drawing to a close myself and B said our teary goodbyes and I boarded the train west to Shimonoseki for the overnight ferry ...

Hiroshima with Andrea..., Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima with Andrea...

A travel blog entry by rich

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As Andrea was still on vacation, we decided to meet up and spend four nights in Hiroshima, which for obvious reasons is one of Japan`s most visited cities. Both of us had a "Seishun Juhachi Kippu" rail pass which meant that it was exceptionally cheap to ...

Last entry from Japan?, Kyoto, Inuyama, Hiroshima, and so on ..., Japan travel blog

Last entry from Japan?

A travel blog entry by jo-jo

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... pose with one in my arms for a picture. A few days later we had a four day weekend and headed to the Hiroshima area for our final excursion in Japan. In our usual way, Kyle and I stormed the area in a flurry ... Kurashiki Bikan Chiku Music Festival ...

Riding the bullet train., Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Riding the bullet train.

A travel blog entry by hils

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... happened here. The scary thing is, that the bombs that we have today are thousands of times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb was. Japan is still fighting for the abolition of all nuclear weapons. The peace flame in the park will burn until this ...

Suuuuuummmmmmoooooooo...., Hiroshima (and Kyoto again, and Tokyo), Japan travel blog

Suuuuuummmmmmoooooooo....

A travel blog entry by kitch_in_japan

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... wanderlust and see some more of Japan. As such, I revisited Kyoto and finally got out as far as Hiroshima, in the southwestern corner of Honshu, Japan's main island. Sorry if this is the ad suggesting you visit Switzerland. It is rather aggressive and ...

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