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 ...
... island becomes much quieter and peaceful, because most of the daytime tourists have left. The wild deer that roam the island sleep along the walking paths at night in the middle of town.
Staying in the ryokan will be more expensive than what I usually want to pay, but it's one of those 'once in a lifetime' things I want to do while I am in Japan.
There is a lot of emphasis on traditional style and atmosphere in a ryokan, so it often seems ...
... also known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. It is what remains of the former Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. The building served as a location to promote Hiroshima's industries. When the bomb exploded, it was one of the few buildings to remain standing, because the bomb missed it's target, the Aioi Bridge, by 800 feet.
Instead, the bomb exploded almost directly over the dome, allowing the dome to retain it's shape. It was similar to a building ...
Up at 6:00am **** Shower Shave Brekky, Toast an Cereal again then off to Kyoto Train Station to catch the JR Train to Hiroshima. Departed at 8:02am and it left on the time not a minute late. 2hr trip to Hiroshima, we had reserved seats in cart 15, this cart also had a smoking area which was a bonus. Bit strange smoking inside in a train. The train also has vending machines, toilets and a lady that comes around with food, drinks and novelties. Arrived on time ...
... back and into the night life area... More like a place with ladies of the night! After purchasing some mosquito bite cream (we think) and a cupcake we quickly exited and found ourselves finally in the nice part of town! We settled for a Japanese/Italian restaurant for dinner and both had what we would describe as a lasagne with rice instead of pasta! Quite nice actually. Back to the hotel and it was our first chance to do some washing... ...
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