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... vermilion Otorri (Grand Gate) rising from the sea. During low tide, it appears stuck in the mud, but during high tide, it appears to float majestically on the water. We timed our visit to correspond with high tide, which was about 1pm. We arrived on the island at about 2pm, so all was good. The torri is acclaimed by the Japanese to be one of the country's 3 most scenic views. The present structure dates from 1875 and is about 50 feet high.
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... udon place we had found a few days ago and they seemed happy with that so we ate there. They're really nice people, the sister being an opera singer and the brother a lawyer. Anyway, after dinner we headed in search of a bar with them to grab a beer and seemed to wonder into the darker more dodgy parts of Hiroshima. We found a cute little bar/restaurant where we got a beer and chatted some more before heading back to the hostel. A good ...
... ferry terminal we realised that half of Japan were also going to Miyajima Island for the day !!!! It was Sunday so probably more people had the day off work and school. Talk about Japanese tourists, they were everywhere. (Rick also said there were a lot of Chinese groups) The ferry ride was very a short trip, probably only 10 minutes. We had a quick chat with a nice girl who spoke very good English, she explained that her boyfriend was English. She had heard of Tasmania, in ...
... of grass covered earth. We soon found out it was the place where unclaimed bodies were cremated after the bomb hit. They built a small opening underground where they still have urns of the unclaimed victims in case their families ever claim them.
We ended up at another monument, the peace bell. I ran this one also. It felt so nice to honour the fallen. We made our way to the eternal peace flame. This flame was lit after the bomb hit and will only be ...
... and she refused to stay there. At this time I had not yet learnt about the Japanese internet cafes where you can rent a private room with a bed-like couch that for 8 hours cost about the same as a dorm bed or capsule. Apparently they are commonly used for love-making for those in typical thin-walled Japanese houses & living with their parents. More blatantly designed for this last purpose are the aptly named “love hotels”. These clean and ...
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