Hiroshima - A Reminder to Mankind

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My journey through Japan took me on a day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima. If you want to read more on what I saw and what you shouldn't miss, then don't forget to check out my blog www.littlebluerucksack.com
Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi, JapanItsukushima ShrineHatsukaichi, JapanThis beautiful red shrine is a treat for sore eyes.Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi, JapanItsukushima ShrineHatsukaichi, JapanEven with the flocks of tourists, this shrine is worth the visit.Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi, JapanItsukushima ShrineHatsukaichi, JapanThe Torii gate out at sea is the main attraction.Itsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi, JapanItsukushima ShrineHatsukaichi, JapanThe Torii gate in Miyajima is a great spectacle. #architecture #waterlustItsukushima Shrine, Hatsukaichi, JapanItsukushima ShrineHatsukaichi, JapanWait and watch for small boats to pass under the gate.Itsukushima, Hatsukaichi, JapanItsukushimaHatsukaichi, JapanThe small island of Miyajima near Hiroshima is definitely worth the visit, but try and spend more than the half a day I spent. If you do have...Heiwakinen Park, Hiroshima, JapanHeiwakinen ParkHiroshima, JapanJust outside the Park, the street has some interesting public art with arches adorned with text.Gates of Peace, Hiroshima, JapanGates of PeaceHiroshima, JapanKnown as the Gates of Peace, these contemporary arches right next to the Peace Memorial Park add to the streetscape of Hiroshima.Heiwakinen Park, Hiroshima, JapanHeiwakinen ParkHiroshima, JapanThe location of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was once the city’s busiest downtown commercial and residential district. The park was built on an...Heiwakinen Park, Hiroshima, JapanHeiwakinen ParkHiroshima, JapanThe purpose of the Peace Memorial Park is to not only memorialise the victims, but also to establish the memory of nuclear horrors and advocate...Heiwakinen Park, Hiroshima, JapanHeiwakinen ParkHiroshima, JapanHiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a memorial park in the centre of Hiroshima, Japan. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in...Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima, JapanChildren's Peace MonumentHiroshima, JapanThe Children's Peace Monument is a statue dedicated to the memory of the children who died as a result of the bombing. The statue is of a girl with...Heiwakinen Park, Hiroshima, JapanHeiwakinen ParkHiroshima, JapanThe Peace Bell is tucked away inside the park and is an interesting structure amid a pond.Atom Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, JapanAtom Bomb DomeHiroshima, JapanThe Dome became a subject of controversy, with some locals wanting it torn down, while others wanted to preserve it as a memorial of the bombing...Atom Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, JapanAtom Bomb DomeHiroshima, JapanThis Dome serves as a symbol for peace but is also a grim reminder of a the reality of how far the human race can go to destroy.Atom Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, JapanAtom Bomb DomeHiroshima, JapanIn December 1996, the Genbaku Dome was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List based on the Convention for the Protection of the World...Atom Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, JapanAtom Bomb DomeHiroshima, JapanThis building was the only structure left standing near the bomb’s hypocenter. Soon commonly called the Genbaku ("A-Bomb") Dome, due to the exposed...Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima, JapanHiroshima CastleHiroshima, JapanSurrounded by a water body, the Castle sits in the middle of an urban setting and takes you back into time.Hiroshima Castle, Hiroshima, JapanHiroshima CastleHiroshima, JapanThe view from the top level of the Hiroshima Castle offers some nice views. Though the castle is a reconstruction after it was destroyed in the...
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