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... There are definitely downsides to it, many of which include how to raise your children with it, but I would rather have it than not.
So far on this journey, Kale has been content to explore and interact with our surroundings, be it on the plane, train, or hotel, and we have not had to resort to any kind of screen to keep him occupied. I am proud of him for being able to entertain himself the old fashioned way, and I am proud of my family for raising him that way.
... vermilion Otorri (Grand Gate) rising from the sea. During low tide, it appears stuck in the mud, but during high tide, it appears to float majestically on the water. We timed our visit to correspond with high tide, which was about 1pm. We arrived on the island at about 2pm, so all was good. The torri is acclaimed by the Japanese to be one of the country's 3 most scenic views. The present structure dates from 1875 and is about 50 feet high.
Right off ...
... you could still see evidence of how it's changed their frame of mind. Everyone we met was positive, happy and willing to help us in one way or another. There was no bitterness at all, and the entire town is focused on promoting disarmament of nuclear weapons and peace, with their symbol being an origami crane.
After a somewhat heavy morning we headed over to Mirajima, an island to the south west of ...
... hard to decide what to do because everything looked amazing. Miyajima is one of the prettiest locations in Japan and was gorgeous even in e cold of winter. Without direction, we left the ferry and started walking when a deer approached. Miyajima is inhabited with many deer, which we learned are pretty different than the deer at home. Many people were taking pictures of the deer and even petting them (and I have to admit, I couldn't help myself from ...
... earlier that day.
In Hiroshima we walked 10 minutes from the station to our hostel called K's House. As it turned out they were celebrating their 4th anniversary and we were invited to a free dinner in celebration of that fact. With a couple of hours daylight left we rented some bikes and cycled to the Hiroshima Memorial Park and Museum. The exhibit was fascinating and quite sobering at the same time.
Other places to stay in Iwakuni
2-5-21 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $68
1-1-7 Iwakuni, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $167
3-1-12 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $56
2-9-30 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $43
4-8-2 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $72
2-3-8 Marifu-Cho, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $39
1-6-16 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $37