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Something fishy…

22 Feb

Today we met up with Dayffd, Kye and Sam (?) who we met last night at Bonsai Guesthouse to go to the aquarium.

We grabbed some food for lunch on the way.  Indian again, not as good as the last place but still delicious.

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We then walked to the aquarium.
The aquarium surprised me, I didnt think I’d like it but there were definately some kawaii (cute) animals there. I even got to see a whale shark! If you’re in Osaka I definately recommend going here.

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This was the whale shark feeding!

After the aquarium we headed back to bonsai guesthouse to grab our bags and then jumped on the train to Hiroshima.
We got to Hiroshima, found the ryokan we are staying at and then called it a day.

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Planning Part Five – Hiroshima, Miyajima Island and Mt. Fuji

21 Jan

Konbanwa!

It will only be a quick visit to Hiroshima, Miyajima Island and Mt. Fuji, staying 2 days at Hiroshima and Miyajima Island and dropping in on Mt. Fuji on the way back to Tokyo.

I think the main things I want to see in these places are:

  • The Peace Memorial Museum and Park – dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb’s direct and indirect victims.
  • Hiroshima Castle –  Originally constructed in the 1590s, the castle was destroyed in the atomic bombing in 1945.
  • Hiroshima Museum of Art (Hirosima Bijutsukan) at  Hiroshima Central Park
  • Itsukushima – aka Miyajima Island
  • Shukkei-en – historic Japanese garden
  • Hiroshima City Museum of History and Traditional Crafts – maybe I can learn something here?!
  • Children’s Peace Monument – if you haven’t read the story of  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes you must read it!
  • Mitaki Temple – it’s a 20 minute up hill walk but it will be winter so should be easy!
  • Shimizu Gekijo Theater – could be fun

I’m pretty sure I’ll end up crying when I see the Peace Park/Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome.

Again, if you know of any other places I should make time to see. Let me know

Hannah x

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