Hiroshima Garden Palace
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... but there were in balls, out balls, dropping balls etc. Very difficult.
Food here was another variety of noodles or pancakes. The pancakes were pretty good. Cooked on a big hot plate in front of you - well in front of you if you were facing it. A batter, piles of cabbage, bean sprouts, bacon, cheese, egg ( they were all double yoke - how do they know this?), noodles ( always noodles) and a few other things, topped off with a sweet sauce. Very filling and all for 700 ...
... of 'landscapes and views'. The garden was destroyed by the bomb, but many of the trees and plants survived to blossom again the next year. The park and its buildings have long since been restored to their original splendour. We strolled through the cherry blossoms which are all in full bloom, passed by ladies wearing kimono's, fed the koi carp, marvelled at the bonsai. What a beautiful place to visit!
Hiroshima Castle was a must visit aswell. The original castle was ...
... of those killed were buried.
We reach the A-bomb dome and it's just odd, there are modern, tall buildings built all around it. This is a symbol of Hiroshima, conveying the horror of nuclear weapons and speaking for world peace. In 1996 the dome was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lastly we go into the Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum and so do a million school kids! The school kids love saying hello to us, we have decided they might ...
... Ekimae Ohashi Minami* near the train station must have some of the smallest rooms in the chain. You really do have to put your luggage under the bed if you want to be able to walk around the room! And they do use a raised platform bed that's high enough to put normal luggage underneath. But my bags are so overstuffed that I can't fit them under the bed! Still, they manage to fit in a little desk, chair, ...
... you can see the famous mountain) and then on the horizon it was spotted :)))) I am now officially the 2nd "Thorne" to see Mount Fuji (dad it looked great!) I can imagine on a perfect sunny day that it would look as good as it does on my postcard. We are now safely back in Tokyo. All being well we will go to an onsen tomorrow and we are all booked for dinner at a Prison restaurant to end our last night in Japan :) Have a great weekend everyone, my friday night has just begun ...
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