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After our marathon walk yesterday, we thought we would have an easier day today. When we left the hotel, it was raining, ever so lightly. Arthur confidently predicted that the rain would ease and we shouldn't bother going back into the hotel for our wet gear. Why I listen, I will never understand but, despite my misgivings, we set off in the tram for the stop close to Hiroshima Castle.
By the time we got off the tram, the slight ...
... off to visit a traditional Japanese garden - Shukkeien Garden which means "shrunken-scenery garden". This garden has a history dating back to 1620 which has valleys, mountains and forests all represented in miniature form. We followed a path through the garden which winds its way around a tranquil pond.
An evening of karaoke was definitely a highlight for everyone. ...
... checked the tidal times before we headed to the island as we were keen to see the Itsukushima Shrine Torii Gate (the big red gate), at high tide to get some good pictures. As the high tide was about an hour before we arrived, we headed straight to the gate for a few picture opportunities - intending to return later that afternoon at low tide also.
The gate was quite beautiful and had plenty of water flowing underneath. As it was still fairly ...
... on the verge of collapse.”
Let’s not forget the power of hindsight here – it’s easy to do after the fact. Or perhaps I’m defending the winner’s version of history – the version I want to be true. Other quotes from U.S. military personnel were quoted too to strengthen the booklets position on the atomic bomb.
While confident in its assessment, this is still a contentious question today, with historians today ...
Nevertheless, Hiroshima remains my favorite town in Japan. First of all, it is a manageable size - about the size of Boston, maybe a little bigger. I'm not sure if it's the size, but sometimes Tokyo seems to just epitomize modern urban loneliness, with its silent subway cars and endless apartment blocks. And while Kyoto has many cultural sites, its so expensive and largely exclusive to the Japanese, that its hard to really ...