As we have written before, we do very little prior planning for our travels and Japan was no exception. We tend to land in a city, move into our new home and then start exploring and researching things to do and see. We moved to Kyoto with no agenda and have just been exploring. We have been to our limit of Temples, Shrines and Palaces so when a friend suggested a day trip to Hiroshima we were all in.
That is the end of our day trip to Hiroshima. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting Japan as it opened our eyes to what we feel was a terrible day in the history of this world. We know however that some people feel it was warranted and understand and respect all opinions on this subject.
Sobering visit. It was a very bad day for the residents of Hiroshima but in context saved lives and ended the war. Some say the atomic bomb was Pandora’s Box, but actually war was and is the Pandora’s Box. They reaped what they sowed. It has always seemed ironic that the losers of the Second World War are now among our best allies.
I’ve never seen bamboo as big as in your picture. Hiroshima needs to be measured against what the cost in human life would have been in a mainland invasion. The Japs were not about to surrender otherwise. Fascinating adventure you have had in Japan. My mother loved living there – my father tore his hair out trying to deal with the Japanese shipbuilders.
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