Iwakuni City View Hotel
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... 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.
... museum about the
atomic bomb. There was a bunch of stuff on the wall that was in writing that I
couldn’t read and I didn’t want to pay for the English hand held guide. So we
skipped most of the writing and only looked at the displays. So it was a pretty
quick trip through the museum and there was this interesting display of what
the area of Hiroshima looked like before and after the atomic bomb went off. There ...
... is a ruined building that was practically right underneath the bomb that's still there. It's called the A-Bomb Dome now and it's very distinctive because the metal skeleton of the dome on top is still intact. They've even left the rubble in and around the building, and so it stands, a concrete and metal ruin, in the middle of a beautiful green park. This was the first of many times that I almost cried. I probably would have but there were so many people around that ...
... journey occurs entirely within the zone of total destruction. The bomb blast destroyed everything, bar two or three metal and stone structures, within a 2.5km radius. But then why do we use radius? What it means is that a burning fist 5km wide punched a hole in the centre of the city. Hiroshima was chosen because of its dense, unobstructed, urban spread. The tram lines still follow the lines of the firebreaks that were bulldozed through the town in 1943-45 to stop ...
A few too many drinks the night before meant we woke up at 10.45, and with checkout at 11.00 it was a but of a mad rush to get everything together especially as we did our washing in the evenin and had our clothes everywhere! We succeeded...:)
We took a 40 minute tram then a 10 minute ferry (free with our JR pass) over tk the island of Miyajima. Mark had it in his head that they had beaches so brought his new speedo swim shorts in the hope of ...
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