Oriental Hotel Hiroshima
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- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOriental Hotel Hiroshima
Very stylish hotel right on the Peace Boulevard in the centre of Hiroshima. Stunning views from top floors over Hiroshima. Quality services for very reasonable price.
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Burning Flesh - Part 2 (Japan)
(This is a continuation to Part I of this blog entry)
The Peace Memorial Museum
After the Cenotaph, I walked to the Peace Memorial Museum. This is the park's main facility. The force of the bomb obliterated the city of Hiroshima. The bomb, named "Little Boy", possessed a force equivalent to 12,500 tons of TNT.
The Vietnam War Museum I visited in Saigon is a museum of propaganda more than a historical one. ...
... 6th century Itsukushima-jinja temple, built entirely on stilts as at high tide it 'floats' above the water. The stark red beams and ancient timber flooring were great and we were extremely lucky to catch a very unusual wedding ceremony taking place in the main hall. The bride wore a large domed veil quite unlike anything we'd ever seen and the Shinto priests had tall black hats, with the bride and grooms families in formal kimonos sitting silently opposite each other - quite ...
... showed up and started motioning that we should get in her car. She looked like the picture on the website, so we assumed (correctly) that she was the woman we were staying with. There were two other people in her car already, and since it only had 3 seats (1 was folded down for luggage) we weren't quite sure how we were all going to fit. I tried to tell her that Kacey and I would wait if she wanted to drop the others off first. That's when we found out that our host ...
... and because the Russians were also about to declare war on Japan (presumable to get their share of the cake) may have been the deciding factors for using the new weapon.
The attack on Hiroshoma heralded the start of the Nuclear age and subsequently the major powers, Rusian, China and the UK developed their own Nuclear capability.
As a result of the attack, Hiroshima has become a centre for anti Nuclear ...