Kure Station Hotel
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... 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 ...
... race against time, but I made it and the hostel was only 10 minutes away...
Despite the weather, I headed straight back out to the numerous nearby memorials to the atomic bomb and I have to say it was a thoroughly chastening afternoon. Probably the starkest aspect was the reading of the children of Hiroshima's memoirs. I had to leave after four as the whole experience was simply far too sobering, as it ...
... Hiroshima Castle. We were all pretty over Japanese castles by this stage but we had so much time on our hands we just did it to kill time. Little did I know at the time it would be one of the most enjoyable castles of the trip so far.
Hiroshima castle had a mostly wooden exterior. It may have just been the type of wood, but it looked like it was charred or burnt over time. This was quite surprising as the castle was levelled by the atomic bomb and ...
... after the detonation. Compared to the other 70,000 who died in the following days, weeks, months and years, they were the lucky ones. I'm feeling so many emotions at this moment, looking around at the landscape, imagining the sheer Hell that had erupted here. The scale of it was staggering. We walked south, towards the Pond of Peace, the Peace Flame and Memorial Cenotaph. There were workers walking around cleaning up the chairs and temporary barriers that had been erected for ...
... car station.
Around halfway between sea level and the cable car base station, in the middle of a heavily wooded forest trail it began to rain. Very pretty, but it made for less than pleasant walking conditions as it turned the walking trail to mud. But we pressed on without getting too wet and cold, and were soon on our way in a private cable car up Mt Misen.
Around halfway up to the middle cable car ...
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