Travel Blogs from Iwakuni
... rebuilt, the really famous icon is a bridge. The bridge provides juxtaposition between the current town of Iwakuni versus the old castle town which includes old style houses, streets and parks set below the castle and stretching towards the bridge. Even in the heat we managed to marvel at the picture postcard old town and smirk at the cluttered and disorganised modern town whilst wandering ...
... is mountainous and one of many islands of the inland sea. We wandered around the island in the morning taking in the torii at high tide, seeing the native deer laze around in the heat and stop for a snack of shaved ice to relieve us from the heat prior to taking a ride to the peak of the island in the cable car. Unfortunately dad left his hat at the top of the island and he decided to leave it as ...
... but I had no intention of going in, just see them from a distance. Nice, but there is better in Japan :) Yes, I am becoming picky now.
Walked back to the dome and memorial park and had a rest, a fairly long one for me. Then I thought "that's it", as I expected Hiroshima has a limited amount of things to offer. I decided to wander on the commercial area. I kept seeing everyone in kimonos... I followed the crowd... Ended up in a small place which ...
... and looping around to get to the station.
We almost got lost once but the massive Kyoto tower steered us back on course.
When we arrived at the station the sky was so clear blue that we snapped the tower which was reflected on the front of the station.
The Kyoto station was absolutely huge and was linked to a hotel and a mass of restaurants. Very swish!
After a super quick Shinkansen journey we ...
... it was just as good luck, but I am not sure. After that, we walked out to the Itsukushima Shrine which is on stilts. It offered a good view of the Torii and was great to walk around. At high tide, it is beautiful and looks like it is floating on the water. Random fact: the world’s largest spatula is located on this island. We had a great, carefree day and at high tide we walked back to the Torii and watched the sun go down. As we were ...
Other places to stay in Iwakuni
2-5-21 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $66
1-1-7 Iwakuni, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $144
3-1-12 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $20
2-9-30 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $40
2-3-8 Marifu-Cho, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $39
4-8-2 Marifumachi, Iwakuni | Hotelfrom $68