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TravelPod Member ReviewsIkawa Ryokan Hiroshima
Our room was 6 feet by 10 feet and if the mats had been rolled out they would have touched wall to wall. The sun was superheating the room through the frosted barred window to over 40C despite having the air conditioner "running". The western room the children were given on the other side of the building was not as hot but still far too warm for them to be comfortable in. Again the beds were wall to wall. We saw one of the newly remodelled rooms that one of our party was given which was spacious and more what was expected but as it was the only one available, we checked out and left. The part of town was also not so convenient with no restaurants and a tram ride required to the Pace Memorial Park and main parts of the town.
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... happiness and contentment. With the sound of the birds and the ripple of the trees it is easy to blank your mind with a little attention. Just as exciting is running you hand along hundreds of prayer wheels, before ringing the giant gong bell. Within the temples people chant their sutras, and the sun sparkles reflected on ponds and statues and you are left feeling that this is a place of clear devotion, the Daisho Temple.
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