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Going to Hiroshima with Mr Shinkenson

Yesterday, I went to Hiroshima with Mr Shinkansen.

Mr Shinkansen is not a person. He is a train. In this case,he is the bullet train which travels from Kyoto to Hiroshima. I figured this is Japan, and I_wanted to try the bullet train once. The train does like like a Mr Shinkansen, very mean from the outside. But he is quick and lean.I made it to Hiroshima to Kyoto in about 2 hours.This would be a distance of 9 hours by car or bus. The trip did cost about $105.00 so Mr Shinkansen was quite expensive.


Hiroshima is a nice leafy city. When I got here, after checking into the hostel, I took a hop on hop off sightseeing bus. The biggest part of the tour is of course the Peace Park, where I went to a museum showing videos of folks who survived the bombing, and all sorts of artifacts. It was indeed a sad display. The videos showed people describing how they were trapped beneath rubble, how most of their friends died. It told about kids' whose hair fell out, their skin hung off their bodies. IT showed the body of one woman whose kimono pattern was burnt into her skin. It was quite disgusting and way too much. I also saw various displays of how the government is trying to cut down the amount of nuclear weapons.


Also on display in the nuclear bomb dome, which is one of the only structures in the city left after the bombing. It was a dome, and was quite chilling.

After that, it witnessed a prayer service from the Korean Church, for a successful summit between North Korea and the US. Then I found a depeartment store, had dinner of pizza, and went back to the hostel.


Posted by DavidPearlman 14:54 Archived in Japan

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