Waiting for the trains...a daily occurrence
We went to Hiroshima. It was a very sobering thought to see where the only nuke has been used as a warhead. While I do regret the evil that the bomb was, I am glad we won the war! It was really sad though, a dark spot on our history. The area around the hypocenter was converted into a peace park and there was a museum commemorating it. Here's my proof!
below the explosion of the
bomb. It survived.
We also went to an island called Miyajima. It was my favorite day all around. It was a beautiful island full of temples, pagodas, shrines, and tamed deer who would eat straight from your hand. If you didn't offer it, they would come to you. However, the best part was renting bikes and riding them around the island-cool weather, beautiful ocean, beautiful mountains, ancient temples, modern markets=FANTASTIC time!!
The friendly deer
A sweet arch
A tunnel we biked through
All of us champs on our bikes
I loved the temples there
The Tokyo Temple
And for your viewing pleasure, other fun pictures from Japan
Japanese students playing with birds
A cool shrine, the water was supposed to surround it, but tide was out, so it was just dry and crabby
The sweet night life
My sister looking through a peep hole
to be continued....