Travel Blogs from Hiroshima, 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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... harvested rice fields in the Kibi plains. One of the highlights for me of the last week though really has been my visit to Hiroshima.  It's not really a place that I had wanted to visit as all I knew was it's association with WWII and the atomic ...

Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... at the war museum that the bomb 'had to be tested' to justify government spending, despite the war being virtually over. However, Hiroshima is not a city mourning the past. Its contains all the good things about Tokyo - modern, clean, energetic - but ...

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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... pervaded was their goal to rid the world of nuclear weapons. The question on everyone mind: no, there is no more radiation in Hiroshima (Dangerous Radiation was gone within 5 days). As a matter of fact, the city has bounced back to be one of the ...

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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... on the hillside, the effect is magical and authentically Japanese.      Keigo's home is a fair drive from Hiroshima city, in a small village in the hills.  He was born there and lives with his mother and grandmother.  The ...

Okonomiyaki..., Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Okonomiyaki...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... going to the Peace Museum the next morning instead, and it was just as touching as I had remembered. Now whenever I mention Hiroshima to a Japanese person, they always insist that I go and eat okonomiyaki at Okonomi-mura - a four floor building with ...

Bullet Time, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Bullet Time

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... to use the squat toilet on board since the western style one was in use so that was an experience at almost 200mph. At Hiroshima station decided on getting the tram into town which had the same paying procedure as buses here with you paying when you ...

Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hiroshima

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... would not be right to describe it as enjoyable given the subject matter on display. There was a large wealth of information about Hiroshima and the events surrounding 8:15am on August 6th 1945 all of it well presented and in a very impartial manner. There ...

Hi from Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan travel blog

Hi from Hiroshima

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... After the museum, it is hard to go straight back to normality, however, we head out to a local restaurant with that aim. Hiroshima has a different feel in the city centre, as the reconstruction after the total devastation of the city has kept it much more ...

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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... our way to HiroshimaHiroshima. I think it goes without saying that everyone reading this entry knows what happened in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 at 8:15am. That day the world knew the destructive power of nuclear weapons. The city was ...

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

There's your bombshell...

A travel blog entry by kiemce

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... first trip on a Railstar Shinkansen, and the big difference is that the seating is 4 across rather than 5 across - luxury. Hiroshima Station was easy going and obviously geared towards foreign tourists. I didn't appreciate the standard "Are you ...

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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... look after our bags until then. After yesterdays extravagance we needed to save some money so walked the mile or 2 to Nishi-Hiroshima station where we could catch the train to Miyajima-guchi, the jumping off point for Miyajima island. Got the ferry ...

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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... , but in the end it was dropped right in the middle of the city and a few major military instillations survived as a result. 4. Hiroshima was eventually chosen because they had good weather on the day, and were thought to have few POWs held there. 5. ...

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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