Ark Hotel Hiroshima Minami
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As I sit here writing this, I'm wearing a full set of clothes, a ski jacket, scarf and beanie. And my legs are under a doona. I think it's fair to say I'm freezing. I've been talking about this with some of the other travellers I've met, and it seems that although Japan may be one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, they don't seem to have discovered housing insulation. Someone should introduce them to asbestos. But on a more ...
... br> Heading out into the rain again, we walked down the street to the Atomic Bomb Museum only to run into hoards of school children seated underneath the museum (it was raised up), in their brightly coloured hats - each class had a different colour. Yet again we would be battling loud school children throughout the museum.
Not only was the museum very small, but with so many schoolchildren there was nothing you could do but form ...
... with lots of craft items for kids and stationery items for everybody. I couldn't resist an inspirational tote bag with English slogans of friendship and cheerfulness.
Next, I took the Japan Rail Kabe Line two stops west of Hiroshima to Mitaki. Exiting the train station, I turned left and then right and walked up the hill, along a river, to Mitaki Temple. It's a pleasant and scenic walk up the hill, and there are ...
... Okonomiyaki. It’s a layer of pancake batter, shredded lettuce, beansprouts, seafood, soba noodles, an egg, another layer of pancake batter and BBQ sauce. We walk to the train station for dinner where we hear they have several restaurants that feature this dish. We find a small place that’s crowed with more people waiting for a seat, so we assume it must be a favorite of the locals. ...
... Hiroshima is all about the city that saw the first atomic bomb dropped on civilians. The mandatory place to go therefore was the Peace park and the museum. The museum covered the actual event but also went into what the city was like before it, and the reconstruction of it. It is actually quite hard to believe what the city is now to what it was just after the bomb was dropped. A very good museum, and it was dry in there.
Also spent some time in the contemporary ...