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... full of tributes to the atomic bomb victims and messages of peace. The museum was a grim place, be warned if you do visit some part of it is very gruesome. Although grim I still think it's worth visiting, there are a lot of interesting facts of events leading up to the bombing as well as history of what the area was like before and after the bombing. It's been about 70 years since the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima and apart from the ABD and the museum there are little signs ...
... and, if you take advantage of hopping on and off, a good way to get about. For me, just a ride round the city and then off near the bus station. ¥200 for a trip, ¥400 all day pass. I got my ticket and headed back, snoozy but determined to run back to Central Park (recced from the bus) to do my session. Racing round it in the dark was great, and I hit 7-11 for dinner filled with the elation of a day in which I'd done all I set out to, onward plans fixed, and the ...
... displays of candy (granted some are amazing sculptures, which we didn't see because we didn't want to stand in a line for over two hours!). We did see lots of boxes of candy and tried many samples and even bought a few sweet treats!
We also spent an afternoon on the island of Miyajima which is known for it's temple gate in the ocean. We took a gondola up the mountain and hiked for a bit to the first temple on the ...
... other nearby islands and the Pacific Ocean (or the Japan sea...I'm really not sure)_After spending some time taking in the views and seeing the other sights at the summit, including fire that has remained lit for centuries, we hiked over to the gondola and took the easy way back down Misen. By this time it was getting late, so we ventured to the temple next to the torri and reveled in the vermillion beauty. The tide had lowered so we finally ...
Hiroshima is way cooler than I expected! We arrived in the afternoon and first visited the A-bomb memorial park. The park was very interesting with the A-bomb dome and many large art installments. But the mood changed when we visited the memorial museum, imagine now a city just like Victoria a 140,000 people mostly civilians evaporating in an instant... It is amazing to see the artifacts of sand fused into glass and iron girders ...
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