Essor Hiroshima

11-6 Fujimicho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Chugoku, 730-0043, Japan | Hotel
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Day 5 - Deers, snow and stairs at Miyajima

A travel blog entry by apat


... JR trains, and the Miyajima ferry operated by JR. This would have made the journey very cheap...had I not left the rail passes in the hotel room. So the journey ended up costing me an extra $25 return for ferry and rail tickets which should have been free.

It was quite cold in the centre of Hiroshima, but there was definitely no signs of snow, but as we approached the Hiroshima port we noticed vehicles driving around ...

Hiroshima- a city risen from the ashes

A travel blog entry by evaclapham


... suffering of the population as well as the suffering of the many others, especially Koreans who had been brought to Japan as slave labour to help the war effort.Interestingly one of the reasons Hiroshima was chosen as the target was that there were no allied prisoners of war here. It was a very moving and educational experience!
We then spent some time strolling through the Peace park and enjoying the picturesque river side. A pleasant contrast to the history ...

Hiroshima, City of Peace

A travel blog entry by spiderwebbs


... responsibility for being targeted in this way and have made it their mission to not let this kind of warfare happen ever again. Next there are rooms filled with artefacts that were found after the bombing, melted bottles and twisted pieces of metal, a watch that stopped at 8.15, the exact moment of the blast. There are also remnants of school uniforms worn by children who died in the blast. There are pictures of some of the horrific injuries and other short term effects of the blast. ...

Impressive Mazda factory, floating shrine & de

A travel blog entry by jarcher106


... We continued on to the other side of the temple and watched the retreating tide, until people became brave enough to actually walk and wade out to the wooden shrine gate. Next we stretched our legs with a hot walk up to Daishoin temple, an atmospheric complex with small temple buildings housing thousands of carved statues. Here we caught a monk giving a prayer ceronmy which was good to watch. As the sun was getting lower in the sky we hiked to a nearby hill, which had ...

Arriving in Nagasaki

A travel blog entry by plentyofsunblog

So this morning we caught the Shinkansen to Nagasaki, the second city to have an Atomic Bomb attack. We checked in at our Toyoko Inn but couldn't go into the room yet so we headed out to try and find something to do. There isn't much going on in Nagasaki apart from all the peace memorial stuff so we did struggle a bit. We went to a monument near the station called the Site of the Martyrdom of the 26 Saints of Japan ...


This hotel, located in the Chudenmae Station area of Hiroshima, is near Atomic Bomb Dome, Children's Peace Monument, Shukkei-en Garden, and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art.
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