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  • Day31

    Kyoto

    May 13 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.

  • Day19

    Hiroshima

    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

    Hiroshima

    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

    Hiroshima

    June 10 in Japan

    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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  • Day19

    Myajima ön

    March 21 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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  • Day20

    Hiroshima & Miyajima island

    October 11, 2016 in Japan

    S ochtends vanuit Kyoto met onze koffers weer de trein (Shinkansen, heééeele snelle trein) ingestapt naar Hiroshima, dat ging goed! Minder druk dan vorige keer, we waren lekker op tijd en hadden een plekje vooraan in de rij.
    Treinen & metro's rijden hier stipt op tijd en stoppen ook altijd op dezelfde plek. Er staat op het perron aangegeven waar de deuren zijn en de Japanners staan bij deze plekken netjes in een rij achter elkaar te wachten. Dus niet dringen bij het naar binnen gaan. Goed geregeld!

    We blijven maar 1 dagje in Hiroshima, ons hotel ligt gelukkig vlakbij het station. Snel ingecheckt, spullen achtergelaten en op pad. Hmm bussen, metro's, trams, streetcars? Het OV gaat hier weer net wat anders. We stappen een bus in naar het Memorial Park, Nash kan eigenlijk niet meer stilzitten en ook blijkt dat we in de verkeerde bus zitten. Tevens hebben Paul en ik nog niet gelunched, dus we beginnen lichtelijk geïrriteerd te raken.
    Bus uit, Nash ff lopen, taxi aangehouden en 2 straten verderop eruit, we zijn er! (Viel allemaal wel mee hoe ver we uit de richting waren).

    Nash en ik rondje Memorial Park en Paul op zoek naar eten!
    Bij de A-Bomkoepel op een bankje wat gegeten. Niet voor te stellen dat bijna heel de stad in 1945 weggevaagd is door de atoombom. Alleen die ene koepel is voor een deel blijven staan. 10.000 mensen waren op slag dood en in de jaren erna meer dan 180.000 personen.

    Na het eten waren we weer vol goede moed en hebben we vanuit het park de boot genomen naar Miyajima eiland. Hier lopen tamme herten rond, die bij alle mensen om eten staan te bietsen. (Net Dushi) Nash vond ze maar niks.

    Het eiland staat bekend om een oranje poort die bij eb uit de zee oprijst, het eiland staat ook op de werelderfgoedlijst.
    Wij richting de poort gelopen, langs allemaal toeristische tentjes, ja ze weten het hier mooi te verkopen!
    Het begon al vloed te worden en donker, achter ons gingen 1 voor 1 de tenten dicht en zo krijgen ze dus ook alle bezoekers weer van het eiland af. Bij de laatste tenten gaat iedereen nog snel een souveniertje kopen en in de rij staan om wat te eten.
    Wij zijn doorgelopen en hebben aan de rand bij een tentje binnen Noodles gegeten, Paul met gebakken oesters en ik samen met Nash met vis. Het werd voor je neus bereidt en was echt lekker! Gerechten ongeveer tientje per stuk, dus dit was een goedkope avond 😉.

    Met een andere boot teruggegaan naar het vaste land, vanwege onze speciale JRtreinpas was dit gratis en laatste stukje met de trein naar Hiroshima/hotel. Bekaf!

    Morgenochtend ff rustig opstarten en dan pakken we de koffers en gaan we richting Nagasaki.
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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

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Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, 広島市

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