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I forgot to say about our experience in the lodge. We had a massive spider which was just over the bed. Dave did his hero thing and knocked it down and it landed on the bed. I naturally had a screaming fit as it crawled all over the bed. He finally killed it. Not the thing to do in a Buddhist temple but it had to be done in order to get some sleep. Today we had a tremendous day. We caught a ferry across to an island and then a ...
... of Miyajima and stands in the water held by only it's own weight. On arrival we decided to walk to our hotel and take in the sights. The island is home to large numbers of deer who walk amongst people freely. Unfortunately we discovered too late that their main diet is paper in particular maps, tickets etc. We were mugged by a particularly sneaky deer who put his head into our bag at lightening speed and took off ...
... west, covered by the shady overgrowth. A further 10 minutes down the trail the path forked at what appeared to be a hotel construction on the side of the hill, although no one appeared to be working on that day.
Veering left, the path descended to a small dock where I could purchase a ticket to be taken to a waterfall. The river led through two sheer cliff faces, leaving only 3-4 metres of width for boats to navigate through. Monkey ropes ...
... the time of the construction of the Hiroshima castle in 1589, it was the biggest in western Japan. It was known as the "carp castle" and was built by the feudal lord, Terumoto Mori. It was destroyed by the bomb but was rebuilt in 1953. Although the tower was interesting to go in as it housed a museum, there really wasn't much else to see there. I then walked over to the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum. The ticket for this place was a joint ticket with ...
... Castle, the Flame of Peace, the Atomic Bomb Museum, and all the little sculptures, and doo-dads around that are named the peace-this and blank-of-peace. The A-bomb dome was amazing to look at. I posted a photo of it on facebook already, but as I share this one, it will be uploaded again. Oh well.
I finished my trip downtown and rode back in the dark to my hostel, covered in mosquito bites which occurred on the outset of my bike ride.
Sleep then ensued.
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