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... filled the sink and washed away! Woohoo clean underwear! Free wifi too so could finally communicate with the world (it was a long 4 days :-)).. Day 5, the best nights sleep so far, hardly woke up at all! We headed for a very traditional cinnamon roll from Starbucks for breakfast and then went to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. We spent a few hours learning about the atomic bomb and a few of the Japanese wars. There was a lot to read ...
... was crowded with groups of school children walking two-by-two all with backpacks larger than themselves. Quite a few of the little boys said “Hello” or “How are you” as they passed and then they all giggled when we said “Hello” back!
Next we walked to Hiroshima Castle which had been rebuilt in the 1950’s - it was what you expect a typical Japanese castle to look like and had very good views over the city ...
"lady"In the morning we packed up our things and headed to
Hiroshima to visit a some places related to the atomic bomb released on
Hiroshima. It was hard for sensei and going there made me feel sad as well
because there was a bunch of storied from the people who lived through the
bombing and people who are still living to this very day to share their
story. First stop was the Genbaku Dome,
which is one of the buildings that ...
... of grass covered earth. We soon found out it was the place where unclaimed bodies were cremated after the bomb hit. They built a small opening underground where they still have urns of the unclaimed victims in case their families ever claim them.
We ended up at another monument, the peace bell. I ran this one also. It felt so nice to honour the fallen. We made our way to the eternal peace flame. This flame was lit after the bomb hit and will only be ...
... victims of the war, however many died in the garden of their wounds. Their remains were interred within the garden.All the buildings were destroyed and all the vegetation was burnt or killed with the exception of one tree..
After renovations, it reopened in 1951.. it now boasts over 200,000 visitors a year and is well worth the visit..
Within walking distance is Hiroshima Castle..or Carp Castle.. Originally constructed in ...