Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima
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... Hiroshima has developed in to a proud and thriving city, each year commemorating the dead in a series of peace ceremonies at the centograph.
The rain persisted, but with just a single day in Hiroshima we took the street car (tram) an hour to the ferry port to boat it over to Miyajima. This island is famous for its iconic torii gate, which stands tall in the middle of the sea and at low tide can be accessed by foot. The island is home to many savvy but pesky deer ...
Walking toward the train station, we heard the rumble of a large group of people and the sound of music in the air so we decided to investigate. What we discovered can only be described as surreal and oh so international. We entered the grounds to find ourselves in the middle of an Octoberfest-type celebration taking place in May. There were booths selling ...
... and the abolishment of nuclear weapons. A volunteer guide spent time with us walking us through the main floor. When he heard about Natalie's paper cranes, he gave her one that he had made as a gift and thank you.
After a wonderful sushi and sashimi lunch (we're being spoiled with the food here), we went to see Hiroshima Castle (a replica, as the original was completely destroyed by the bomb). ...
... view of the islands of the Seto inland sea and of Shikoku and Kyushu Islands. We spent quite some time soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the view; well worth the trip.
On our way down the mountain we were lucky to see a rainbow over the water which just added to the Beautiful view in front of us.
On reaching the bottom we walked through more shops and spent time wandering amongst the deer that roam freely around the island. ...
Our first stop in Hiroshima was the Peace Memorial Park, which, on 6th August 1945, was the place where the atomic bomb was dropped. The museum is an amazing lesson in history, and very moving. All around the park there are monuments commemorating those who passed away when the bomb exploded or as a consequence of the ...
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