Miyajima… Part 2…

While on the island we wandered around the Itsukushima Shrine – like hundreds of other day-trippers – before heading up Mt. Misen on the island’s Ropeway. A short walk from the end of the ropeway is the Misen Hondo Hall as well as an observatory with spectacular 360o views! From the summit you can hop […]

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Miyajima

Just a short train ride from Hiroshima is the island of Miyajima – known for its giant Torii Gate – which at high tide seems to float on the water – beautiful walks and deer! The approach to Miyajima and the Torii Gate is ranked as one of the top 3 views in Japan and […]

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial

At 8:15am on August 6th 1945 Hiroshima became the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon. The A-Bomb was dropped by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) with devastating effects and by the end of the first year 140,000+ were dead! Before After Now Hiroshima stands as a city of […]

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Hiroshima

After an amazing time in Kobe it was time to activate our Japan Rail Pass and head to Hiroshima. After some lengthy planning and debate we decided to buy the 7 day Japan Rail pass to get us to Hiroshima and then onto Takayama, Nikko and finally Tokyo! There are several options when buying a […]

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