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 ...
... in Taipei we finally landed in Tokyo. Our first mission after clearing customs, was to find the ticket office and get to the train for another 40 minutes into the city, were we ever going to get to the hotel. There were 3 things I was fearing coming to Japan, 1. The language barrier. This has been a challenge. Every now and then you come across someone that speaks ok English and rarely someone that speaks very good English but we have ...
... was tremendously moving. I felt privileged to have witnessed it, but at the same time I felt that I was intruding. 20,000 Koreans lost their lives that day, and none of them were honored with a funeral or memorial service. That's not right. The Peace Clock Tower stands at a height of 20 metres. It's made of three iron pillars each twisted by 60 degrees with a spherical clock facing three directions on top. It was built by the Lion's Club and chimes everyday at ...
... 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.
... bomb a rural area just to prove a point but when I saw a documentary once about it they explained that because the bomb was untested they wanted to see the affects on a major urban centre both on infrastructure and ...
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