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... their ultimate destination, Mio. Once there the guys explored the village on foot and then headed for the sea shore where they spent the night sleeping on a boulder . With pockets full of beach pebbles as mementoes they returned to Osaka by 10 the next morning.
That afternoon we left Osaka for Hiroshima on the Shinkansen. Luckily they were willing (but not happy about it) to replace the tickets for the train ...
... ring out of respect and I
did so. It had one of those swinging hammers so it was fun. There was a tour guide nearby that I heard
talking about the bell and she was saying that when you ring the bell its much
quieter on the inside of the bell than it was on the outside. It was true on the inside it wasn’t that bad
but on the outside the bell could be heard throughout the entire park, and this
park was pretty big! Also on ...
... After I left here, I took the train back to Gion and just walked around the area where my hotel was. It really was in a perfect spot. I walked up and down Shijo street again and then to Gion Corner where I hoped to see some more Maiko but since I finally had my camera this time, they went into hiding. I even walked along the canal behind the hotel hoping to see fireflies, but there weren't as many as last time. Maybe because of the heavy rain we had before. ...
... best word ever here) and grub. I saw one of the best bathrooms ever (see pic). Then, I ended up at MAC - this bar with at least 2000 CDs in house (and more in the basement and at home) where the two owners will play whatever you request and know their catalog (and where it is on the shelves) by heart. Coincidentally, I also ran into two horse breeding Brits again that I had seen in Osaka.
... were running out of essential supplies and petrol was in short supply. It hasn't taken long, even for such a rigidly structured country like Japan, for the normal orderliness of their society to collapse when faced with multiple catastrophes. It made us wonder how the UK would cope, God forbid, if we were ever faced the same level of destruction.
The Peace Memorial Museum is located very close to the spot where the A-bomb detonated 600metres ...
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