Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Trip Start Jan 19, 2013
Trip End Apr 12, 2013

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Flag of Japan  , Chugoku,
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

This morning we woke up and headed out to find somewhere for breakfast before getting the tram down to the Hiroshima Peace Park. Unfortunately the weather wasn't that good today. It was raining and very cloudy but we braved it and ended up having quite a moving, insightful and a little depressing day.

We first started off by looking at the water fountain monument and the eternal flame that burns to remember the people that died. We then ventured round the park looking at some of the other monuments and statues, some gifts from other countries and some to commemorate specific people like the children who died in the A-bomb.

We then headed into the museum which was huge and extremely insightful. Some of the stuff it showed us though was really shocking and depressing and it really made you realise how horrendous and destructive atomic bombs can be. It is a very important place to go and I think everyone should go to understand what happened and just how dangerous and destructive they can be. We spent quite a long time there but eventually left and headed to find somewhere to eat lunch. We went to the tourist information centre to ask them about a place to eat and they told us about an Okonomiyaki place just across the road. It was pretty reasonably priced, had an English menu and made delicious food so we were very happy there. It was so good to eat as well because we had gotten very hungry round the museum.

After lunch we headed back into the park to see a few other monuments we missed before going into the memorial hall which was very peaceful and quiet. It was designed really well and felt a fitting place where those who died or lost people could find peace.

After we left there, we just wondered around a bit more before heading back to the hostel on the tram. We had spent quite a long time in the park so didn't really have time to do anything else. After resting back in the hostel for a bit, we went out and got dinner and that was our day.
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