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Sunday: We were up early this morning for the Shinkansen bullet train from Kyoto to Hiroshima ... 380km in 2 hours or so ... so we had plenty of time to visit the Atomic Dome, Peace Park and museum. It was probably the most moving museum I've ever visited ... lots of individual stories made it so personal.
Monday: After a traditional …
... to reach Trail C, leading to the waterfall. I figured I’d just see how far I could get and turn back at 1.30pm.
Within no time at all it was 1.30pm and I had to turn back. I estimate I was around 1km away from the falls but did not want to risk missing the bus. If I missed the bus, I would have to hike all the way back to town which probably would take me more than 90 minutes, in which I would miss the express bus. I decided to play it ...
... and eggs. Okonomiyaki restaurants in Hiroshima use a utensil called a "Hera" to cut the okonomiyaki. A Hera looks like a small flipper. Overall I think they would be very tasty if mine hadn't tasted like fish. Although I had ordered mine with bacon, it still had a strong fish flavour as the same grill, cook's hands, and flippers were used to handle fish and also my food. They must be good though because when we left the restaurant, there was a line waiting to get ...
Soon enough it was time to leave for the stadium. It's out in the sticks a bit and takes about an hour on the train form the middle of Hiroshima. We had to walk through a reasonably crowded shopping precinct to get to the train station causing a lot of laughter and head scratching from bemused locals along the way. The Club had kindly organised tickets for travelling fans so we didn't have to line up we were just shown into ...
... leukaemia at age 10 as a result of radiation from the bomb. Sadako tried to fend off death by making 1,000 paper cranes. However, she eventually succumbed to her illness. Ever since, children all over Japan have made paper cranes and sent them to Hiroshima as a message of peace. There are hundreds of thousands (perhaps millions) of paper cranes housed at the Children's Peace Park in covered displays.