Sunday, April 17, 2016

Japan Travel / Hiroshima / Genbaku + Castle + Myajima




Second day in Hiroshima we wanted to visit the A-dome, the peace memorial  in remembrance of the atomic bomb hitting Hiroshima. This dome was the only structure left standing in this area after the the bomb hit in 1945, which is quite impressing! Then we went to the Hiroshima Castle which was the castle for several feudal lords in this time. At last we went to Myajima Island. I really really wanted to go on Myajima, since I heard it's one of the most beautiful places in Japan o()o
Atomic Dome                                              Hiroshima Castle

Myiajima Island with its 16m high torii 
It's also the home of many friendly wild living deers Ψ(●◜ ཅ ◝●)Ψ
 So come with us running around
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In Hiroshima we stayed two night in K's House Hiroshima. We had two rooms. the staff was very friendly and the price was really cheap but still it was clean. Also it was situated quite central, defienetely recommended *thumbs up*

We started early and headed to the A-Dome, which was quite near to our hostel, only a few stations away. 
To imagine what happened here like 70 years ago felt quite heavy. but since i really like old and broken buildings it was also very nice at the same time. 

Not far away there was the Hiroshima Castle, we just walked a bit from the A-dome and then were at the entrance of the castle. There's also a park before the actaul castle whith a shrine ect. and it was quite lovely .

The castle is nowadays a history museum. You have to pay a little for entrance fee but it's worth it. You can also go to the top and enjoy the breath taking view.

On the top there was a vending machine were you could buy keychains shaped as a coin with the castle on it. And next to it there was a machine were you could stamp words on the coin. So everyone bought a keychain and stamped our initials on it and "Japan 2015" 
Great idea for a souvenir for yourself xD

Towards evening we took the ferry to Myajima. The ferry is coverred with the Japan Rail pass and the ride is quite short. You can already see the huge torii even if you are far away (͏ ͒ • ꇵ͒ • ͒)
Near the torii there's also a huge shrine complex

Deers are coming immediately and follow you when they think you got food xDD
But no need to be afraid they're friendly ᓷ⌽⏖⌽ᓸ

Ψ(●◜ ཅ ◝●)Ψ
deer's face is like: "ohh finally senpai noticed me" hahahaaha
"ahhh angela-senpai right there, that's the spot" xD
During the day there was low tide so we could walk to the gate itself. I was soo happy about this, I didn't know when its low or high so I was just hoping that we can see the Torii closely.
The ground was a bit wet but not bad at all 
look how short I look next to the 16 m high Torii
when it got dark the water came back, it was amazing!! to see the reflection of the torii
"excuse me, do you have a moment for jesus christ?" hahaha when you just want to take a picture and a deer shows up from nowhere xDDD

Going to Myajima really was wort it! It's such a nice island. And in my opinion there weren't that many tourists so it's quite calm and it's also charming to see so much tradition and culture in one spot. Highly recommended 

at the evening we went to town to enjoy the famous Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima style
they were with noodles and oooh god they were delicious as hell ⁽⁽ପ( •ु﹃ •ु)​.⑅*♡

at the Okonomiyaki bar there was a wall for writing your name and country, just as a memory for the owners ٩(๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)و so we wrote our initials and Laura wrote in japanese "Hiroshima's awesome"♡(㋭ ਊ ㋲)♡

So that was our last day in Hiroshima for now. I definitely want to go to Myajima again! And also enjoy the city itself more.
Next destination is Osaka so we are already heading back toward Tokyo :(

(✿◡‿◡ฺ)zzz see you soon 

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