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... the Peace Park Museum, a place where exhibits tell of everything that occurred during and as a result of August of 1945. To say the least it was incredibly sad to read about the ruining of lives and the thousands of deaths caused by Little Boy and Fat Man, the two atomic bombs we used during World War II. War itself is tragic, but seeing its results is incredibly ...
Now, thousands of colourful decorative origami cranes hang in shrines and memorials in memory of the children who were victims of the bombing, and the origami crane has come to represent a symbol of everlasting peace.
We also swung by a reconstruction of Hiroshima Castle - the original had been destroyed in the bombing. It was a fine castle, although having seen Himeji has ruined a lot of castles for us now!
... out as the train would stop at every station on the way to Himeji. How long could that take? As it turns out that when it says stops at every station I didn’t know it meant stop for 10 minutes at every station. And it turned what should have been a 30 minute ride into an hour and a half long. I knew from my previous train that the rapid services don’t stop at most of the stations so I was stuck on this train. I finally arrived at my station with only just over an ...
Today was to be our one full day in Hiroshima, and as such we had planned to head out to Miyijama Island for a whole day of walking around the large island. Unfortunately the weather had not cleared overnight and had instead become significantly worse. It was pouring with rain which only continued to get heavier through breakfast.
Although it would make for a very, very busy couple of days in a row, we decided to postpone the Miyijama ...
... there. They were also on the train with us and were quite noisy.
Owen took us to see the actual epicentre of the impact zone. There isn't much there except for a stone tablet. The bomb detonated a few meters above the surface. We then parted company with the other group. We had our lunch in the shade before moving to have a look at different memorials dotted around the park. Joseph wasn't in the slightest bit interested in looking at them. He ...