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Travel Blogs from Kure
... pictures and pictures of it. Anyway, we did lots and lots of things we saw. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah! Actually, I'm in another garden again! We traveled to another Japanese garden in a different city. We had out guides, they were two ladies. They explained about trees, Japanese trees. Boring! I'm not interested in that! I'm interested about feeding the fish! We kept moving when I saw a lake of ...
... pass allowed us to get on/off without paying. The path from the local JR station (Miyajima-guchi) to the ferry terminal took about 5 minutes to walk and was laid out so clearly that it would be impossible to get lost. We quickly boarded the ferry and within a few minutes were approaching Miyajima which is famous for its floating shine and herds of tamed deer.
Miyajima is a sacred island that means "shine island". The island is symbolized by the ...
... will never be extinguished.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is informative and scientific and heart-wrenching at every turn. Every sign was in both Japanese and English. There were photos of Hiroshima before the war. There was an explanation of how the bomb was invented, letters by the scientists imploring the US government not to use it without warning the people, and reasons why Hiroshima was chosen (port city, good weather that day). ...
... so we guess it was. The garden was almost as nice as the palace and we went into the residence and were followed by a mean looking lady because Jamie had the camera round his neck and it clearly stated no photos. She was a right sourpuss. After that we jumped on the subway as there was no way either of us was walking back after all we had done already. We tried to go for lunch at a recommended restaurant but ...
Once on the temple it is a bit confusing what the ticket is for since there is a mini-bus as well. I didn't care about the bus since I wanted to walk as usual. The beginning is not that much special, but once you get to the 2 main temples... WoW! It is really something! We can feel the magic of being in that place: on top of a mountain, in the middle of the forest, with lovely architecture... peace!
Because of unfortunate timing I took a ...
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