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From Hiroshima, we took a quick train journey then a ferry boat over to the nearby island of Miyajima, best known for its famous view of the 'floating' Toori gate at Itsukushima shrine.Having got there as the tide was going out, we managed to get a few pictures of the gate with the base partially submerged, and a few later on when the tide was so far out that you could walk right up to it and touch it.
... the museum was closed through 2018 for renovations, so we didn't get to experience the entire place.
Outside the museum is Peace Memorial Park. A young girl developed leukemia 8 years after the A- Bomb fell and she made 1,000 paper cranes in the hope that she would recover. Cranes are a symbol of life and vitality and legend has it if someone is sick, making 1000 paper cranes will cure them ...
... plans for tomorrow sorted, we headed out for dinner.
We did our usual walk around for ages with no one being decisive enough to pick somewhere to eat so I made the executive call and we entered a Kaiseki restaurant. We have found that most places in Japan have English menus to help us feeble Gaijin (foreigner), however this place was to be one of the first exceptions. The menu was entirely Japanese and featured no pictures which raised the difficultly level ...
... What happens when their parents and family die? It's a question that hits home, but one I don't have an answer for. I will never be able to capture the emotion one feels when walking through Peace Park. We saw before and after photos and models (I have attached them here), and it was as if a large hammer came through and pounded out an entire city. We saw images of children walking through the rubble with their skin dripping from ...
... compared to the one I had in London! I think it was the lack of meat! This was Hiroshima style, which was different to the one I had in London and it was also 1/4 the price as well! I didn't know how to eat it, so I had to watch the guy next to me before tucking in! After my okonomiyaki, I walked around for a bit and found myself in a crepe shop -I needed desert. It was however a little embarrassing because I didn't know how to eat my crepe and the nice ...
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