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... us some Japanese sweets - kind and tasty! We get off the tram at the A-Bomb Done and Peace Memorial Park, which is believed to be close to ground zero of the 1945 Atomic Bomb. Next to the only remaining building in the area following the blast, the very friendly and passionate Mr. Kato (an English speaking volunteer guide) approaches us and takes us through related images and stories. He proceeds to take out a huge folder of information, at which point ...
... and was declared a city of peace in 1969 by the Japanese government.
In 1949, a proposal for a Peace Park was submitted and in 1955 the Hiroshima Peace Museum was opened.
Not out and about as early as I would have liked, I travelled down to Kyoto station and caught a bullet train (actually two) to Hiroshima. The whole trip took about 90 minutes in total comfort.
The staff are excellent. As they enter a ...
One week until I'm back home! I'm excited but I'm also sad that this incredible trip is almost over. I'm sitting here in my room that's on the 21st floor. I'm facing south and watching the mist roll in from the sea. It's much nicer writing my blog up here and then running downstairs to post it. The only wifi in this hotel is in the lobby. The lobby with dozens of loud Japanese business men. I guess salesmen are salesmen no matter what ...
... to several major temples and a famous torii gate which, at high tide, seems to float on the water. It is so sacred that births and deaths are not allowed. Pregnant women near term and patients near death are moved to the mainland.
With our first steps on the island we immediately saw the deer wandering around. They readily interact with the tourists. Indeed, if you're not careful, they will grab papers, ...
... drunk, but they do it in an orderly fashion). We both reflect that it's funny that in all the places you're allowed to drink in public there are no problems with people being drunk and disorderly (this was the same in Eastern Europe where people drank all throughout the day), yet in places such as Australia, where it's illegal, we have huge problems with public drunkenness and drunken violence. It does raise some interesting questions I think.
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