Hiro Station Hotel Annex
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... gravity and a nearby bottle of Soju. (sigh) No doubt we'll be visiting some iPhone repair shops while in Japan. J-Hoppers hostel is a great spot. Located in a nice neighborhood of little streets, oddly covered with vending machines on every corner - a feature of Japan that we will see everywhere no doubt. They also introduce us to the wonderful Japanese style toilets - heated seat along with many hot/cold water/air options depending on ...
... rather that militarily strategic. Japan's major cities had already been bombed to rubble by conventional allied bombing, and the Japanese were willing to negotiate a surrender, although they had previously rejected the proposal for total surrender as part of the Potsdam declaration.
The general theme in the atomic museum at Hiroshima, seems to suggest that as the Americans had spent two billion dollars on the ...
... world react to the news on August 6, 1945? What did people in our hometowns think? What happened between the 6th and the 9th when an even larger bomb was dropped on Nagasaki (2nd choice with the lucky Kokura escaping because of cloud cover)? Plenty of questions in our minds as we left Hiroshima bound for our last Japan stop - Fukuoka, in the island of Kyushu. More on that tomorrow.
Earlier in the day - A short train ride from ...
... At midday we had to say our goodbyes and get on the train back to Okayama. I think most of us slept that train trip away, but we did see a big mountain with snow on it right near the train line. It is called daisen I think...... We waited for an hour at Okayama before getting on the Shinkansen for the 45 min trip to Hiroshima. Everyone still seems pretty tired, so a bit of maccas for dinner then off to bed. Out to explore Hiroshima ...
... still send paper cranes to the memorial as a sign that they wish to live in a world without nuclear weapons (and therefore a world without nuclear war). Extremely sadly, Sadako's wish was not granted and she died of leukaemia on October 25, 1955. Seeing this monument and also the children around it donating cranes today is an extraordinarily thought provoking, distressing and yet simultaneously inspiring and extremely touching sight. It is impossible to ...
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