The peacepark and the...
The peacepark and the peace-memorial museum. Here you will feel the disaster that came over Hiroshima on this horrible day in September 1945. The time frose at 8.15 on many watches and the time frose in the hearts of many peaceloving worldcitizen. The peacepark commemorates this dreadful moment that opened the Atomic age. For a long time the world would fear a nuclear holocaust and as a child I was influenced by that. Being here created an overdose of emotions that made me smile and weep. The peacepark holds several special places. Among them memorial flame, the A-dome (just outside) and the grave of Akiko. Let it never happen again! This may sound strange: the tears welling in my eyes, when I saw the thousands and thousands of origami cranebirds on Akiko's grave.
small, cosy, wooden. CD'S for Africa!(that means a lot!) It's not trendy and they may not have the new music that you request but its got all the goodies and you can do a night filled with Irish jigs, Salsa and Rock 'n Roll even if you don't know how!
Its open till the wee hours and is a favourite with us at about 4amish when it empties out a little! absolutely none!
Peace Memorial Museum
If you only have time, or can face, one atom bomb related site this should be it. The museum presents the causes and effects of the bomb from a balanced view. Check out the watch with the time frozen at 8.15 (the time of the explosion) and there are graphic photos and models of how the victims suffered.
The museum can be quite crowded at peak times, and rightly so, but you may want to arrive early. Audio guides in various languages are available.
Admission is 50 yen for adults, 30 yen for children
Anyone for oysters?
Hiroshima is where some of the world's finest edible oysters are cultivated. Their texture and flavour is said to be unrivalled. You should see the plantations and taste some oysters while you're here!
Miyajima is a short train or boat journey from Hiroshima. You must give this pretty island a full day.
One of Japan's most photographed places the 'floating gate' at Miyajima is a spectacular place to watch the view.
Don't forget to feed deers around:) It is great feeling.
There is no shows, there is no imposing, nothing to make you cry.. Just modest, simple buildings pointing the awfull Atomic Bomb..
It is the Japanese way which can never be compared with any other country in the world ...