Hiro Station Hotel Regent House
Travel Blogs from Kure
... with its Festival of Flowers each May 3,4,5. We had a day to
kill before that so bought tickets for the Red Bus, one of two
sightseeing on-off buses, hopping off at the Hiroshima Prefecture Art
Museum where we enjoyed the ceramic area which included works by the
famed Bernard Leach, UK. Next the Hiroshima Museum of Art which had two
exhibitions, one of modern French artists and one of traditional
Japanese scrolls, etc.
... but I think some of what I saw and heard will remain with me forever...
I finished off the Hiroshima experience with a few kilometre run from the hostel to the remnants of the rebuilt castle and then again around the peace gardens and memorials. It really is a remarkable and pleasant city. As an aside, just two weeks of far from athletic living demonstrated how much easier it is to become unfit than fit...
... build a strong fortress in the area and early leaders used the land to develop industries that help the town prosper today.
The third and fourth floor was even more interesting, housing a variety of Samurai weapons and armour. A number of different cabinets showcased a variety of Samurai helmets, some far more outrageous than practical. Some helmets had outlandishly large horns firing up one or two feet in the air, with many resembling the shape of ...
... of the Japanese military units was stationed. They briefly discuss Japan's role in the war, including their occupations of China (including a mention of the atrocities in Nanking), their occupation of Korea and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The second floor was primarily dedicated to artifacts, the majority of them had stories attached to them. A tricycle of a 2 year old. A schoolgirls uniform, and how her parents found her, almost unrecognizable from the horrific burns to her ...
Veronica planned to just stay around the top cable car station with Isabelle, while I took Charlotte and Angela to the Mt Misen summit. Angela took one look at the distance that she'd have to climb, through the snow, and quickly decided against it. As she returned inside Charlotte and I set off.
The climb from the top cable car station to the summit isn't that hard. It's a very well worn trail, and isn't ...
Other places to stay in Kure
1-1-1 Chuo, Kure | Hotelfrom $104
Kure Station, Kure | 3 star hotelfrom $63
3-3 Tsukijicho, Kure | Hotelfrom $94
15-22 Honmachi, Kure | Hotelfrom $62
1-3-8 Chuo, Kure | Hotelfrom $47
Kure Station, Kure | Hotelfrom $74
Kure Station, Kure | Hotelfrom $49
4-16 Hironakacho, Kure | Hotelfrom $57