Kure Marine Hotel
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... depicting the utter devastation and loss of 140,000 lives and the destruction of over 300,000. The extent and force of the destruction was horrific. It is a very sobering experience. The story of Sadako and the thousand paper cranes is also told here. This book was one which I read to the kids when they were little.
Another early start tomorrow as we have six different train connections to get us to our last stop, Nikko in the mountains north of Tokyo.
We followed this by a trip to the excellent but harrowing Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. This had a range of displays, including: survivor stories; the clothes and possessions of those who died in the bomb; a watch which stopped at 08:15 (the time of the bomb blast); melted roof tiles we could touch; a set of steps from outside a bank, complete with the 'shadow' of a man who died whilst waiting for the bank to open; buckled metal window ...
... be seen but the azaleas are
stunning, as is the absence of motorbikes.
From 5 star to a new
but traditional style of Japanese guest house (Totoro), with four guest
rooms that has recently celebrated its first anniversary. Shared
bathrooms, a washing machine and kitchen. We quickly fell into a routine
of sleeping for twelve hours (it is so quiet here with just the sound
of a stream behind, frogs at nights and birds in ...
... but it is a huge structure that is sitting on the floor of the ocean. I made my way through the market and ate street food for lunch. Chicken on a stick and steamed bun with beef in it. This area is famous for oysters and there were people selling them and cooking them up every where along the way. I stopped and got some pictures of the shrine from the land which were closer up. Then I headed up about one kilometer up hill to a tram that goes up the mountain. ...
Hiroshima Day Three
Andrew: Originally from Ontario, Andrew and his girlfriend decided to visit Sandankyo for a day of hiking. Both worked in Japan.
Alistair: House mate, friend and Anime enthusiast, with three prior visits to Japan under his belt, his sound understanding of Nihongo (Japanese Language) made him the Japanese Master.
David: My other friend and house mate who was far too tall for Japan, David ...
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