Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima
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... you can admire the spectacular 360 degree views around the island. That definitely sounded like something I would enjoy, so I walked up to the cable car station only to find that it was out of service for the next month. Feeling undeterred, I looked in my guide book and saw that it was possible to hike to the summit. I located the start of the hike, which helpfully informed me on a sign that it was only 90 mins to the top, so I decided to tackle it. ...
... the shell of the building had survived. Unfortunately it's occupants had all died immediately. Very, very sad to look inside and think about the people who were just doing their jobs one day and gone in the next moment.
With an afternoon to spare, we next decided to head over to Hiroshima Castle for our first Japanese castle viewing. We navigated our way back through many beautiful side streets, till we found the main street where ...
... the stage at the Shimizu Theater. (The three-hour shows are most days at noon and 6 p.m.) I didn't understand a word of the songs or dialogue, but the performance is a blend of traditional Japanese theater, postwar Enka songs, and a bit of current pop music. Sitting in front of me was the leader of a posse of a dozen women who are ardent fans of the actors. Her silver tote bag was filled with snacks for the performance. Her ...
... park here in Hiroshima that we had not seen yet, but when we got there we realized that there was not much to it. We still took some time and explored it before heading back to the hotel. Tonight we are meeting up with the cast and we are going to the children's war memorial and we are hanging the 1000 paper cranes that we made as a group. After we do that we will all be going over to Sam's bar, which is ...
... once the war ended, Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, and Josef Stalin met together. They discussed the world order once the war would end.
The ways to bring the war to an end included to invade Japan in November of 1945, ask the Soviets to join the war against Japan or to use the atomic bomb.
Truman knew he had the power to end the war when the bomb was successfully tested in 1945. But, it would mean unleashing the worst weapon known to man. ...