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... She demonstrated how to blow into the folded item to expand it into a lantern. At first I thought she was giving me one and then she insisted I take them all. She was so sweet. We get back from Miyajima for our 5pm massages we have booked. We stop by the front desk to get clarification on licensing. The young concierge is happy to help and in the course of explaining how this works, we find out the massage will happen in our room. John remarks, "Oh! They bring ...
... s Sunday and very busy, but it’s fun to see what the locals do with their holidays. Miyajima is a steep, mountainous island which is home to some important temples and shrines, but is today something of a religious theme and fun park, with lot of souvenir shops, eateries and people milling everywhere. The local fish speciality is oysters and you see them gratineeing them with a blowtorch – but we had Fried Oyster burger (well, M had fish) but they were both ...
... origami crane in the children's memorial. A museum contains poignant artefacts from the immediate survivors of the blast who perished soon after. Reminiscent of Pompeii were shadows of people on brickwork and deformed bricks and tiles. A sobering hour. We then walked through the vibrant streets of the rebuilt city that has a peaceful and prosperous air to it now,pausing by the exact epicentre.We found their equivalent of a ...
... we were ready to leave the boat to enter Japan!
With my packed bike, I was allowed to go down the stairs first, so all other passengers were not disrupted by this awkward baggage.
Once in the custom area, pass control and papers were checked quite fast, but for some reason, they decided to really have a good look at my belongings.
Had to unpack the whole bike, empty every bag, even take the sleeping bag out of its ...
Took the local train to (Hakubi Line) to Okayama, and then the bullet train (Shinkansen Sakura) to Hiroshima. Total travel time of about an hour. The Shinkansen is like business class and probably quieter. Hiroshima is a bigger busier city and the main public transport are the street cars (trams) which cost $6 for an all day ticket. Check in to Japanese hotels is 3:00 so we left the bags at the hotel and headed off to the Peace Park. As ...
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