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... up along the river, and we got to eat all kinds of deliciousness. Even Cherry Blossom flavored ice cream.
It was the first day we really felt like we were in Japan. We had a ...
At 8:15am on August 6th 1945 about 60 metres north of the public exhibition hall and the popular T-Bridge in the centre Hiroshima, the world witnessed the first ever atomic used on mankind. The US chose to deploy their (atleast) 3billion dollar nuclear toy to gain an upper hand in the Second World War at a time when Russia looked ominous and Japan was trying to gain advantage on American territories.
This bomb, with its hypo-centre bout 600 metres above the city ...
... scene from Alien where something was about to crawl out of me. So after about an hour of this, I felt well enough to head out to the museum.
We took a street car over to the A bomb dome and began to walk around. All cliches aside, actually seeing the A bomb dome was humbling and really gave me a better understanding for what really happened. You can read and learn about it all you want, but until you see it in person the actual magnitude of the event doesn't really hit ...
... a Ryokan. That is a traditional Japanese inn experience that was one of the best things we've done so far. It was so exceptional that I will write a separate entry on the experience.
Besides staying at the Ryokan we hiked up a nearby mountain for an amazing view of the entire gulf area including Hiroshima. We started right at sea level and climbed the whole way up. Most of the tourists take the 2 stage cable car.
... with its vermillion lacquered pillars.
The stroll along the little streets packed with stores
selling all sorts of bits & bops and a plethora of foods was really
enjoyable – as we had gotten there fairly early it wasn’t too packed. Walking along the shore we were greeted by a
load of random deer sitting the shade & getting right up close with the
tourists – it was really charming!
We headed into the ...
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