Ark Hotel Hiroshima Minami
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After the horrendous weather the day before, we awoke to a gorgeously bright and warm morning at our hotel in Hiroshima ready for a very long day trip to Miyajima Island; to be followed by a Shinkansen trip to Kyoto that evening.
Miyajima Island is about 45 minutes from Hiroshima, in Hiroshima Bay. To get there you take a local train line for about 30 minutes to the small city of Miyajimaguchi, followed by a short ferry ride across to the island. ...
... it using the monkey ropes attached to the cliff. The escaping light from the other side of the cliff reflected perfectly on the water which made for a good photo before we emerged on the other side, revealing a little enclave with a 5m tall waterfall. Other passengers were waiting on rocks which made for a natural jetty and viewing platform for the falls, waiting to be taken back to the other side.
The water near the falls varied in ...
... why some of these ideas have not caught on in North America because they seem to work well here to save space. We headed for dinner and went out for 'okonomiyaki', a famous dish in Hiroshima. It is said to have its roots as a pre-war children's snack of a water-flour mixture grilled with toppings including spring onion. After the war, this snack was treasured as a staple food when rice was not available. Over time, other ingredients have been added such as ...
... enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. There was ************e there, which made it even better. In the evening I made some new friends in the hostel. We went out for some okonomiyaki and just hung around for the evening. Good times. I loved the atmosphere in the Hiroshima hostel. Both days were great. It was the best from all of the hostels I've been to in ...
... at the top of the mountains.
Exiting the ferry, we largely stayed out of the way of the majority of people who rushed through the ferry terminal and onto the island. As was the case last time we were here, there were a few deer situated just outside of the ferry terminal, and I wouldn't mind betting that those are the most photographed couple of deer on the planet.
Everyone who filed out of the terminal took photos ...