"Little Boy" was dropped on Hiroshima, followed by a second one (a plutonium bomb nicknamed "Fat Man") dropped three days later on Nagasaki. Beyond the unprecedented explosive power (12.5 kilotons for the first bomb and 22 kilotons for the second one), the delayed effects of radiation were another important distinction.
OKONOMI-MURA: An entire...
OKONOMI-MURA: An entire building of small outlets serving Okonomiyaki.
Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki - typical local dish where the chef will perform right in front of the guests with ingredients such as cabbage, seafood, meat, egg & soba or udon all piled up on a thin plate-sized crepe made of flour & water & fried on a grill.
The Sadako Statue
This memorial in the Peace Park, Hiroshima is dedicated to the children who died from the A-bomb blast or radiation. It was unveiled in 1958, following the death of a young girl Sadako Sasaki. It is surrounded by thousands upon thousand of paper cranes.
Walking around Mount Misen
Mount Misen provides some nice walks through the forest, leading to several elevated points on the island. Apparently, most people ascending Mount Misen do it by cablecar (which was closed at the time of our visit), and as most of the visitors stay around Itsukushima-jinja and the little town, the paths are quiet - at least we didn't meet a single person. The fact that it's pleasant to get away from the crowds makes it already worth the effort, but the beautiful views of the island and the Inland Sea definitely contribute to the experience!
Hiroshima - First Atomic Bomb Dropped in WWII
Hiroshima will always be synonymous with the dropping of the atomic bomb in WWII. However, this city has since rebuilt itself into a prosperous city. There are many famous attractions which include Miyajima Temple and Iwakuni Bridge.