Chisun Hotel Hiroshima
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... in Hiroshima at that time would have been made of wood and there is literally nothing left of them other than some unidentifiable rubble. The concrete buildings faired little better- only a handful in the city weren't totally destroyed, including this particular building which used to be an exhibition hall.
Walking through the museum, there is a chronological history of Hiroshima going back around 100 years. I didn't know this but one of the main ...
... but it was really regimented for a museum visit.
We eventually were taken to a platform overlooking the factory floor. We weren't allowed to take photos but we weren't forced to give up all of our electronics, which is the case on the Boeing factory tour.
Like the Ford factory tour I was on last year, the part of the factory you get to see wasn't particularly automated and looked a lot like ...
... defences had a free museum though there wasnt much to see. There was also a small temple in the grounds. After taking some pics I returned to the Peace Park which was the centre of the first atomic blast. ...
... but they do at least acknowledge that those things happened. They also give a little bit of history of the city and its military past. There are displays of the war bonds that the government basically forced the people to buy and some of the propaganda spread by the government about Japan's enemies. Some of the most interesting things in this part of the museum are two models of the city, one before the bomb and one after. The one before shows a thriving city, full ...
... it gives you a direct view of the A Dome - which coupled, with the water and flame is beautiful...and somber.
Equally impressive are the gates of Peace - 10 glass gates that stand 9 metres high in front of the park and are inscribed with the word "Peace" in 49 different languages.
We needed some light relief...so we wandered back towards the trams are found a funky little split level grill and got our fill of Hiroshima-style okinomiyaki.