Urban West Hiroshima

1-2-26 Misasa-machi, Nishi-ku , Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Chugoku, 733-0003, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel, located in the Yokogawa Station area of Hiroshima, is near Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima Museum of Art, Mazda factory, and Setoda town.
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Travel Blogs from Hiroshima

Remembering the A-Bomb

A travel blog entry by newsbob on Mar 15, 2014

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... It was a pleasant place to visit, very peaceful, and very different than our next stop: the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.

I was extremely moved by what we saw here. There is the skeleton of a building that survived the atomic bomb blast, and numerous monuments and shrines dedicated to the 140,000 or so lives that were lost.

I was taking a photo at a large mound that holds the cremated remains of many of ...

The old and the new.

A travel blog entry by ianandkathryn on Jan 09, 2014

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... the city to catch a ferry out to Miyajima Island. There are some very old shrines and buildings on this island, all very nicely presented. Reminds me a bit of Sausalito in SanFrancisco bay. There are also wild deer roaming around that particularly caught Clancy's attention.
Over dinner (an Italian pizza joint called Marios - some of us were feeling the need for something recognisable), we asked the kids whether they thought it was right or ...

Onomichi, Hiroshima & Miyajima

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness on Dec 07, 2013

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... of art work was all that could be seen for miles. We strolled around the memorial park which again was a pretty sad place to be when you think of the thousands of people who died there. The museum was really informative. Unlike the Vietnamese war museum this museum paints a two sided picture of the events up until and after the bomb hit Japan.

From Hiroshima we took a ferry to Miyajima island to see a floating shrine. However when we arrived the tide had gone out ...

Burning Flesh -Part I (Japan)

A travel blog entry by usatexan on Sep 30, 2013

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... when the bomb was dropped, except for the Atom Bomb Dome.

It is a beauty of a park, surrounded by greenery and bordered by two rivers. It is right in the center of this city of over a million people, yet it is so quiet and tranquil here. There are over 300 cherry trees along the river bank. It draws hordes of people in the spring to see the blossoms.

From the river you can take a cruise and view the park and A-Dome from the water if you ...

Day 14 - The sounds of silence

A travel blog entry by xensor on Sep 16, 2013

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... accept, which then gave them the mandate to drop the bombs. Also the timetable was designed to drop the bombs before the Russians could get involved in Japan as the allies were fearing the rise of communism at that point. Apparently Hiroshima was selected on the basis that they allies could easily determine the extent of the damage caused by the bombs on a large urban area - there were 4 targets on the day but the weather over Hiroshima was clear so ultimately that ...

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