Hiroshima was the place the atomic bomb dropped, but what is it to you? When history is far away from the places we know and see, it’s difficult to picture the events unfold in today’s modern world. When you think of Hiroshima, you most likely think about the infamous picture of the giant mushroom cloud in black and white, but do you really know what happened after that white cloud unfurled its horrors?
The best place to go anywhere in Japan is during the spring. The Peace Memorial Park is lined with many of these lovely cherry trees. As you walk along the road and take in the scenic views, it’s hard to imagine so much death and devastation took place 70 years ago. These cherry blossoms will give your heart hope for a peaceful future.
Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki
What exactly is this delectable dish? If you like pancakes, pork, and vegetables, then you’ve come to the right place. Hiroshima style Japanese pancakes feature strips of pork… It’s mouthwatering BACON. Be careful not to turn completely into a pig because this okonomiyaki is layered with batter, cabbage, noodles, and egg topped with spring onions. Are your taste buds screaming for it yet?
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Park
Get ready to be super depressed and bring a box of tissues. This museum contains stories, photos, displays, clothes and belongings of those who perished in the attack. It gives the museum goer a realistic view of the devastation the bombing caused. The message for peace from the people of Hiroshima will resonate in your heart. Despite this atrocious bombing, the people have risen up, taken care of each other, and maintained a campaign for peace so many years later. You can even sign a petition calling for the destruction of all nuclear weapons in the world.
Entrance Fee: 50 yen
A monk once decided to back pack through Japan and called Miyajima one of the top three most scenic places in Japan (and with good reason). When the tide becomes low you can easily walk out to the Torii Gate in the middle of the ocean and take pictures. Don’t miss this opportunity to be wowed by Japan’s ancient culture.
Have you ever dreamed of going to an island completely covered in cute, fuzzy bunnies? Dream no more because this place totally exists. Why are there so many of these adorable critters you ask? There are no natural predators to kill them off so they enjoy a very bunny life on a very bunny island. Did you catch my lame joke?This island off the coast of Hiroshima has some of the cutest ones around and for some carrots or bunny treats, they will happily come hopping to you.
Recovery is what’s left of the once devastating attack on Hiroshima. This marvellous city has somewhat recovered from the atomic bomb and continues to gain the attention of tourists all over the world. Have you been to Hiroshima and would you be likely to go?
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