Hotel Century 21 Hiroshima
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... the bombing. Stories of never recovered bodies but only items later found in the rubble. It should not be missed to gain a true understanding of the effects of this atrocity.
The Peace Memorial Hall represents those who died in 1945 from the bomb. It encompasses a circular hall with a backdrop of what the area around the hypocentre looked like just prior to the explosion. While I was there the special exhibit was 5 ...
... monuments commemorating the people who died or got severely injured in the explosion. There was a bell that you could ring for world peace. It also had a shrine with a box that cointains a list of all the people who have died ever since as a result of the blast. The list is still updated anually and the count is up to 140.000 right now... :-( At the same time you see schoolkids on excursion from all over Japan having fun and being ...
... nature trails. It's forbidden to dell trees on the island, so there are lots of different birds flying around. As I was coming back down I saw a couple of deer crossing the road at the pedestrian crossing! Made me smile. Popped for a quick dinner of oyster pizza (oysters are the local specialty), and then headed over to take photos of the atomic dome all lit up. Early night for me today - I have to catch the 6am train back to ...
... for the princely sum of 5050 Yen (say $55).
I really like the combination of courtesy and manners, with efficiency and attention to detail that we see here. An interesting contrast is that while we are reading more and more about Australia's alcohol problem, here you can buy beer at vending machines and at convenience stores - clearly they don't have a problem with people abusing it.
Off to the Mazda factory tomorrow, and maybe some general site seeing.
... had this old man make it for us right in front of us which was really cool. It wasn't your typical sushi but it was delicious and I got to enjoy some awesome plum wine! He even gave us 2 free sushi which I found out was squid while I was mid chew which made it a little harder to swallow but it was still great. Afterwards we went back to the hostel where we prepared to say bye to the beautiful Hiroshima and got ready for our next stop: Kyoto!
Love tal xo
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