Toyoko Inn Higashi-Hiroshima Ekimae
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At 8:15am on August 6th 1945 about 60 metres north of the public exhibition hall and the popular T-Bridge in the centre Hiroshima, the world witnessed the first ever atomic used on mankind. The US chose to deploy their (atleast) 3billion dollar nuclear toy to gain an upper hand in the Second World War at a time when Russia looked ominous and Japan was trying to gain advantage on American territories.
This bomb, with its hypo-centre bout 600 metres above the city ...
... bread from a local bakery, Steve and I wanted to learn how to make it so we arranged an early morning to learn (in Japanese), my language skills are not the best but we managed to get by and learned it's a difficult process, we may never actually make it but at least we kind of know how to if we get the urge to do so in the future, it would be pure gold in the US, my mouth waters with thoughts of it
-we did get to spend time with my mom for ...
Heute gingen wir zuerst zum Itsukushima Shrine. Dazu muss man mit dem Zug zuerst eine halbe Stunde raus aus Hiroshima und dann mit dem Boot auf die Insel Miyajima.
Der Shrine ist sehr schön und gross. Das Toori, welches bei Ebbe im Sand und bei Flut im Wasser steht, ist eines der Wahrzeichen von Japan. Da wir gerade zum Wechsel der Gezeiten kamen, erlebten wir beides.
Gegen Mittag war der Touristenstrom so gross, dass wie die Insel wieder verliessen und zurück ...
... not as stupid as I would like to think and accordingly it appeared that I had fired a blank. I wasn't allowed through the turnstile until I reloaded and bought another ticket that cost me one hundred quid (sad face).
It is said Japan has the best transport system in the world, It's certainly the best I've used, although I'd have to take a few points off the Tokyo Metro for being a little on the complicated side and just a tad on the giant spider's web of ...
... Americans also wanted the war to end so as to save many more American and other lives. This cannot be denied as a good reason for wanting a war to end.
It did seem that after reading several, now released, 'Top Secret' letters between high ranking military officials and high ranking members of the U.S government that they decided that it needed to be Hiroshima for a few reasons:
1. Hiroshima housed a large number of troops and military bases so dropping a ...
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