Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima
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... by its shear force, its immense heat and its radiation. Temperatures around the bomb site reached over 2000 degrees celsius literally burning people alive. Graphic pictures were displaced of civilians running from the blast with long shreds of skin hanging from their bodies. The heat was so intense it melted ceiling tiles, pottery, boots...literally everything. Stone even changed from grey to white. A particularly moving exhibit was stone steps that had ...
... though, was that arriving at around 5pm and expecting to immediately book a seat on a Shinkansen from Hiroshima to Kyoto, was a very foolish thing to do. We consulted the routes and went to book our tickets, only to be told that all the seats were sold out! Arrrgh, what were we going to do?
Fortunately, he managed to get us on a train back to our favourite place - Osaka - and then book us on a connecting train from Osaka to Kyoto leaving 20 ...
... a savoury crepe like dish that (in my opinion, not Iuri's) beats the flavour of a good ramen.
The next day we went to Miyajima to see the famous red shine gate in the water, i believe the only one that exists. It is also the top three most photographed places in Japan (Fuji and i think Hiroshima dome are the other two but i could be wrong). The dears welcomed us once again on that island. ...
... spending billions of dollars on developing the bomb ... which was no longer needed to defeat Germany ...so let's use it on Japan!
Although it was accepted that Japan was losing, their cities were being bombed to smithereens by conventional bombs, and they were throwing human bodies at the problem,yet I saw no mention of the fact that by using the bomb (twice) it, in the end, resulted in a reduced death toll ...
... the castle was destroyed in the atomic bombing in 1945.Most of the buidings are now only foundation remants but the Castle Tower was rebuilt in 1958, a replica of the original which now serves as a museum of Hiroshima's history prior to World War II. displays of swords(circa 1300 ++) and armour are amongst the historic artifacts. Climbing the six floors to the observation deck you are rewarded with great views of the castle ...