Hotel Alpha-1 Iwakuni
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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 ...
... with their skin melted to hanging shreds, all that remained of some disintigrated victims were dark shadows on steps (in one instance a dark ashen footprint was the only remains of the young girl wearing a japanese sandal), numerous stories of parents trying to locate lost children and instead having to make do with random unidentifiable pieces of bone which they took home to treat as remains for the funeral, watches frozen in time at 08:45...
... they can be. We spent quite a long time there but eventually left and headed to find somewhere to eat lunch. We went to the tourist information centre to ask them about a place to eat and they told us about an Okonomiyaki place just across the road. It was pretty reasonably priced, had an English menu and made delicious food so we were very happy there. It was so good to eat as well because we had gotten very hungry round the museum. After lunch we headed back into the park to ...
... They were also dressed up smartly, with the woman wearing high heels and stockings! How they didn't pass out I don't know. Then we saw a foreigner like us, just a little bit bigger than us and he was red and puffing and looked like he was about to have a heart attack :) and he was wearing shorts and a t shirt :)
Once we got to the viewing station, we rested again, drunk about a litre of water ...
... 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.
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