A-Bomb Dome and the night life

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What can I say, I'm a little late on this one... for good reason to!

In the morning, we visited the A-bomb Dome Park, which is close to the hypocenter (aka Ground Zero) of the atomic bomb blast.  Honestly, the A-bomb dome is quite the haunting place where you are forced to stop and look at one of the most bleak and violent times in recent human history.  As a stark contrast to the building itself, the Peace Park and museums are quite modern and clean, representing (to me at least) a new start and the new hope for the current and future generations.

We talked with a "survivor" of the blast as part of our tour in the morning.  I used quotations there, as he was in the womb at the time of the blast.  It was still a great way to hear of second hand and uncensored accounts of what the Japanese felt during that time.

After the A-bomb Dome, we packed up and headed to Hemiji to check out the Hemiji Castle.  And ANCIENT and beautiful castle, we stayed briefly  before heading to Kyoto.

I just realized I'm quite a few days behind here, so I'll keep this post short and upload some photos instead.


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