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  • Day31


    May 13, 2018 in Japan ⋅

    Kyoto vereint Tradition und Moderne. Wir wohnen in einem 179 jährigen Ryokan. 5 Gehminuten vom Kyoto-Tower und der unglaublichen Bahnhofshalle. Der Eigentümer selbst kocht für seine Gäste ein traditionelles 8 Gang Menue. Der Kaiserpalast und die unglaublich vielen Schreine sowie der Mount Ikari laden zum spazieren und verweilen ein.Read more

  • Day19


    May 15, 2017 in Japan ⋅

    Forever engraved in peoples memories as the victim of the first Atomic Bomb to be dropped on a city; Hiroshima is once again a thriving, beautiful and interesting place. Many of its pre atomic attractions have been restored to thier former glory such as Hiroshima Castle and the Shukkeien Gardens which I visited on this trip. When I came here back in October 2016 I visited the Peace Park and the Atomic Bomb site and memorials and it is a very moving experience to ring the Peace Bell in the centre of the park and to experience the memorial Exhibition hall with its horrors and reminders of what man is capable of doing to man.

    This visit I focused more on the beautiful places in the city and spent time at thefamous Shukkeien Gardens. Shukkeien translates as Shrunken Scenery and there are little landscape scenes everywhere you look and also the hallmarks of Japanese Gardens everywhere, the lakes and bridges and gnarly trees. The lakes are teaming with Carp which is the cities mascot - they also have a famous Baseball team called the Hiroshima Carp - and feeding them results in a frenzy of multi-coloured fish bodies.

    Hioshima Castle, sometimes called Carp Castle or Rijo, was destroyed by the atomic bombing on August 6, 1945 but was rebuilt in 1958, a replica of the original. Unlike Osaka castle this one retains some atmosphere and authenticity and is set in beautiful grounds which also contain a Shrine and other buidings. Its been another glorious sunny day with temperatures in the high 20's and today there is also a cooling breeze which is nice.

    I arrived here by Marine Liner and Shinkansen from Takamatsu; the Marine Liner is a particularly cool jouney as it traveserses the Seto Ohashi bridge across the Seto inland Sea.

    Tomorrow I will head out into uncharted territory to the west of here and inland; a place I discovered while browsing Japan destinations and sites of interest online...
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  • Day43


    October 14, 2017 in Japan ⋅

    Our choice to go to Hiroshima was more out of convenience: on our way South, a big city so opportunity for some shopping maybe... We discovered a pleasant modern city with at its heart the peace memorial park, very sober yet so telling.

    The chief hotel booker realized though that there had been a mistake: the guesthouse booked is not in Hiroshima city itself but on Miyajima island... A blessing in disguise! We took the ferry in the evening and were blessed to discover the island at night, almost to ourselves with a magnificent view on Itsukushima-jinja, most commonly known as the floating torii. When you think that the construction dates back to the late 6th century and that for centuries commoners were not allowed to set foot on the island but had to approach by boat through the torii, I feel even more grateful for having seen it in these circumstances.
    We stayed in a fantastic guesthouse, with a tatami style room overlooking the Japanese style garden and the bay further away. As I said, a blessing in disguise!
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  • Day7


    June 10, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Today was a very eye opening day - with our first stop in Hiroshima / Peace Park. We we able to walk the site where the Atomic Bomb went off on August 6, 1945. There is a center / museum that we walked through that was so somber. I had no idea the impact the the bomb Haden this city and the amount of lives lost. What an experience to share with my daughters. A memory we will her forever.

    After Peace Park - we drove over to the ferry to Migiyashi Island. There was another temple there - that we were able to walk through and experience. Today Yuki’s Family joined us as they live in Hiroshima and her mom works on the island. It was truly a pleasure to enjoy the beautifulness - with them. On the island - there’s an abundance of deer that are so friendly ... and of course looking for food - they will eat any thing! I had so much fun with them !

    After our site seeing day - we went to Yakinuki / Korean BBQ ... and ate and laughed the night away ! It really could not have been a more perfect day❣️
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  • Day15

    On to Hiroshima

    July 12, 2016 in Japan ⋅

    Heart shape (fish farm?) in the rice field on our way from Uno Port to Chayamachi (Sunday). We left Naoshima around 1 and headed to Hiroshima. This departure was a couple hours earlier than planned so we were way ahead of our reservation on the Shinkansen from Okayama. We boarded a nonreserved car and got into Hiroshima about 4:30 and checked into the Hotel Granvia attached to the shinkansen station. This hotel was great for many reasons. We went to the hotel's Japanese restaurant where we each had different multi-course meals. Mine included sashimi, soup, corn rice, tempura, a bunch of mystery small plates (most edible), tsukemono, grilled fish, and a fig dessert. Since Monday was supposed to be raining, we decided to ride the tram out to Miyajimaguchi. I was feeling pretty good by then, so I made the big mistake of eating a choco-match donut. That donut stayed with me the whole day, ugh, so that by the end of the day I was again feeling crappy. The ropeway on Miyajima was not operating, so we walked around Utsukushima and up to the Dainsho-ji on Mt. Misen. The temple had two amazing sand paintings and a pitch black underground passageway with barely illuminated pictures of assorted gods. You had to keep your hand on the smooth wood wall to guide yourself through the passage. We had to make an emergency visit to the dentist for Laura's now-traditional vacation episode. The staff at the hotel were great despite my limited toddler vocabulary. And, we managed to communicate with the dentist enough too. All is well now, but no more shellfish for us -- she suspects the oyster shell dislodged the crown.Read more

  • Day6

    Not the only tourist here

    March 26, 2017 in Japan ⋅

    So yesterday I visited Hijemi castle with Etsuko and her parents. It was very crowded since it is the nice season with the cherryblossom. They haven't been blooming yet, they will soon show their pinkness. We couldn't visit the inner part of the castle because I had a train to catch to Hiroshima. After some Sushi I took another Shinkansen to this city and headed to the Memorial Mueseum. I've never been in a Museum with so many people. That was crazy. Nevertheless it left some impressions on me. Difficult to imagine that such a man made catastrophe really happened and all this hurt and pain it left behind. Very sad. And we still do not learn from it.
    After this how-it-feels-to-be-a-sardine-experience I took a walk to Hiroshima Castle and then took the Shinkansen to Osaka. In the train I met a Southafrican couple, we had a nice chat so the train ride was over quickly. I changed train in Osaka and headed back to Tokyo which feels kind of home already.
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  • Day19

    Myajima ön

    March 21, 2018 in Japan ⋅

    Efter lunch i H tog vi färjan över ön Myajima där den röda (helig färg, solens färg enl japaner) Tori-porten ute i vattnet just nu. Ursprungligen byggdes den på 1300-talet av munkar, ön är helig o fick bara beträdas genom porten som renade besökarna. Den är med på världsärvslistan o varje gång den börjar ruttna, ersätts den med en ny. Detta ör den åttonde o anses av japaner vara mkt gammal. De har inga problem med att ersätta gamla byggnader med nya identiska repliker, det ör att vårda arvet menar de. När vi kom stod den i vattnet.
    På ön lever förutom munkar massor med halvtama rådjur, som gärna går på turister o äter papper eller kläder!
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Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, 広島市

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