Hiroshima Ekimae Green Hotel
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... t the absolute last. The ferry was blowing its horn just as we reached the ferry.
It had been decided earlier that we would go straight out to dinner and not back to the hotel. Dinner was included. It was okonomi-yaki of the Hiroshima variety. It is basically a Japanese pancake/pizza. We were seated around a large stainless steel hotplate, for want of a better word. Takako had organised an entree of gyoza also known as potstickers in the West.
... into the room and it was huge! Two double beds, a desk and a couch with a bathroom the size of our last hotel! How were we only staying here for one night? After marvelling at our hotel room we headed out to explore the area. I had seen on the Thomas Sabo website that there was a shop nearby, so we headed for that area and found a huge shopping mall, we even found a jewellery shop in the location the Thomas Sabo shop should have been in, but it was not there and the website didn't ...
Visiting the peace park in Hiroshima was a very moving
experience for both of us. The sight of the small origami cranes that school
children still bring to honour the memory of Sadako Sasaki – a young girl who
tried to fold 1000 paper cranes whilst
suffering from radiation poisoning in order to grant a wish from the gods – was
very poignant. The museum itself has some very interesting features as well as
some horrific displays of the terrors of ...
So today we went to Okayama where we went to see the Korakuen which we got a tram to. This garden is known to be one the three great landscapes in Japan and was built in the 1700s. It wasn't that exciting really so we didn't stay that long but we got a good view of Okayama Castle. The garden had a nice lake which had lots of koi in them, as well as a few wooden bridges which you could cross, lots of cherry blossom and a tea and rice field. After that we ...
... word to describe the feeling except for "numb", and I didn't know whether I wanted a **** or a shave, I just stood there gobsmacked for five minutes looking at it. I was struck with the enormity of that scene, flashes of tears, anger, sadness, pity, reflections on why the Yanks thought that the bomb would shorten the war and therefore save lives, and that if they hadn't got it first then they would have copped one, and all that other horrible war ****, but standing on a spot ...