Hirosihama, Here I Am

Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima

Last week at last I was able to make my first visit with other students in Kobe University to Hiroshima, the city known for the drop of the first atomic bomb at the end of World War II. To save the travelling cost we decided to travel by train using JRs’ 18 Seishun Kippu, but it took us more time that we expected.

Worse still, it was drizzling when we arrived at Hiroshima station after about seven hours of travelling. After checking in Lappy Guest House, we took the city tram from Hiroshima station to see the Genbaku (Atomic Bomb) Dome, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Sadly I not see it at my favorite blur hour as planned not to mention the undesired drizzling.

The following day we continue our trip to Miyajima, home to another World Heritage Site of Itsukushima Shrine. The shrine was built on the water’s edge mountains in the background. The red Otorii (large shrine gate) standing offshore is probably the most photographed and seen from the shrine. To be honest, I failed to make any shot I am happy with from the trip. This can be my own excuse for the second some day.

View from Miyajima Ferry, Hiroshima

Miyajima, Hiroshima

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