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Travel Blogs from Mihara
... the day turned into night.
Early next morning, the seagulls woke me up, not were they only loud, but decided to squeak on top of my tent. Lot of older villagers were up early to, they were all packed with tools to do their annual cleanup work of rubbish and plants! Some were quite chatty to me, specially when they found out that I have worked four years in Okinawa. To my surprise, some forgotten Japanese words are reappearing ...
... various bar and restaurant streets, we bypassed all of these as we knew of a cafe that overlooked the peace park so decided that this would be best for lunch.
The cafe is lovely with an umbrella covered deck area where we took our seat. Ok last time we say this I promise...with very little exaggeration this might possibly be the hottest day in the history of the world ever. We had sweat pouring off us constantly, and it wasn't just us because of any form of fitness ...
... 6th century Itsukushima-jinja temple, built entirely on stilts as at high tide it 'floats' above the water. The stark red beams and ancient timber flooring were great and we were extremely lucky to catch a very unusual wedding ceremony taking place in the main hall. The bride wore a large domed veil quite unlike anything we'd ever seen and the Shinto priests had tall black hats, with the bride and grooms families in formal kimonos sitting silently opposite each other - quite ...
A sleepless night so a late start but not a bad thing. Everyone seems to start late and finish late. I started off at Hiroshima memorial museum which was amazing and sad at the same time. So much history and information to take in. The memorial park is also very sad with lots of monuments and memorial pieces to mark the bombing. ...
Went to the lobby to check out the free breakfast... Traditional Japanese breakfast... I tried it but I couldn't eat it. It's just not for me. Everything tasted fishy and seaweedy. I ended up having a Mandarin, Apple Juice and a Donut. I first went to Hiroshima castle which was very pretty and a bit of an insight to the bombing of Hiroshima. I saw 2 trees that are still alive from the bombings and were less than 1km from the hypo-centre. Then went to the Confectionary Expo in the morning. ...
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