Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima
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... in three different distinct colours horizontally approaching the waterfall. As I waited for the rope pulled boat to return I soaked up the tranquillity and majesty of the quiet little enclave that I had been dropped off in. It was a nice little break from a day of almost nonstop hiking. I found a comfortable rock to wait on until the boat returned with more passengers. The couple I came with decided to stay a little bit longer as the boat operator took ...
... back to the hotel on side streets. We found a wonderful fruit stand (we stocked up) and then a playground! It's amazing what you find when you go off the beaten track even by a block or two. That night, we had dinner at an absolutely fabulous teppanyaki restaurant. We had multiple courses, including "the best steak ever". What a splurge! What a treat!
The next morning, we transferred our bags (again ...
... before the blast. The gardens in Japan are a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and when you are in them you can't hear the city even though you are surrounded by busy streets and sky Scrapers. Most of the gardens have japanese coy in the ponds here in Hiroshima they would gather by the edge when people would walk past like begging for food. In amongst the bright colours of the coy there are a few turtles that scramble over the fish ...
... to see two other people staying with her, because her advertisement listed that she could take 3 people maximum. Also, even though Kacey and I had booked two separate rooms, she insisted that we share one, with one of us sleeping on a bed and the other on the floor. We have been sharing rooms the entire trip, so that wasn't a big deal, but I think we were both looking forward to a chance to stretch out a bit for a night or two. The other big surprise was that the place ...
On the 6th April 1945 at 08:15 am the Little Boy Atomic Bomb exploded 600 metres above Hiroshima killing an estimated eighty thousand people instantly and a further estimated 90,000-140,000 by the end of the year. Also, the resulting radiation has caused a number of medical radiation related problems for the surviving population, anything from cancer to birth defects.
The decision, to release the bomb was possibly ...