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Interlude over, on Wednesday we got back to more traditional sights. We spent most of the day in Nara, the first long-term capital of Japan. There are two things that really stood out for us here. The first was a visit to the world’s largest wooden building (which is actually one third narrower than it used to be!), housing the great Daibutsu (giant Buddha statue) of Nara. The building is vast and impressive even from ...
... the confusion. The following day I'd planned a visit to nearby island of Miyajima, although quite touristy it sounded like a good day out, so the following morning and a combination of tram and train I made it to the ferry and crossed to Miyajima in bright blue skies :) on recommendations I'd decided on a hike to the top of Mount Misen so set off up the rocky path that started quite easy going before getting quite steep in places, it proved to ...
... br> For the worst of reasons, Horishima needs no introduction. We, like the other visitors, are drawn to the city where instant apocalyptic destruction brought worldwide infamy.
Heading off to the Peace Memorial Park after a pleasant tram ride to our hotel, we see lots of families enjoying Hanami picnics under the cherry blossom trees that line the river bank. It really is such a big affair in Japan.
Starting with the ghostly shell of the A bomb dome ...
... when the A-bomb was dropped, and the castle was flattened.
We crossed Gomonbashi Bridge and entered the second compound of the castle through the Omotegomon (Main Gate). We entered into the Hirayagura turret of the second compound, and had a look around the rooms and the large hall that connected the two other turrets. We were lucky enough to come face to face with a lovely young couple who had just married, both in traditional ...
... food and drinks for your consumption. We arrived in Hiroshima in the early afternoon to explore the town that was nearly annihilated due to the bombing on Monday, August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m by the nuclear bomb "Little Boy" which was dropped on Hiroshima by an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, directly killing an estimated 80,000 people. By the end of the year, injury and radiation brought the ...