Toyoko Inn Higashi-Hiroshima Ekimae
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Entered Hiroshima by ferry from Matsuyama, Shikoku. A very nice ferry ride through the Inland Sea islands. Very convenient train takes you right from the ferry port into the city.
Spent about a day and a half here, most of the time spent in the Peace Park at the various museums, memorials and the excellent library where you can view …
I'm sitting on the bullet train right now, heading for Kobe. We had a busy day today in Hiroshima. And although I’m tired, I’m still excited about everything we saw.
We started the day out with our usual Toyoko Inn breakfast. Me = rice, soup and salad. Paddy = white bread and jam. Thank goodness Toyoko Inn gives …
Another day in Hiroshima. Today we got the train to Miyajima-guchi and then the ferry to miyajima island. The weather was great all day until we were leaving and it rained - good job we got there early! The island is amazing - deers are everywhere and very tame - you just need to watch your food as they eat anything. We got a few good comedy …
Today I visited the site of the A-bomb blast, the peace park that has been established nearby and the museum. All, of course, very thought-provoking. My hotel is just about 100 yds from the 'hypocentre'. Hiroshima is now a very thriving, modern city, and this area is now slightly 'off-centre' but would at the time have been very central.
Two rivers separate at this point as they flow to the sea (delta-like), ...
... the beach. We ambled around but no one was about, when a guy finally turned up, he definitely spoke no English, we got nowhere with him but he was able to indicate to us to wait for 10 minutes. The kayaks came back from the paddle around the gate and another young guy came over. We asked him if we could hire the kayaks - the conversation was slow but we finally got there. Turned out that you couldn't hire them by yourself, you could only go out with the kayaking guy alongside, ...
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