afternoon in Peace Park

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view from the hotel room!

We took a cab to our hotel, the Royal Righa, and checked out our awesome rooms up on the 23rd floor. Our room had a view of the bay and Miyajima Island. Then we went to the next room and saw they had a corner room with a window overlooking the Hiroshima Castle grounds. Wow. Very nice.

We walked over to Peace Park, about 2 blocks away. We stopped at the A-Bomb dome, or what remains. This building was the former Industrial Promotion Hall and was almost directly under the hypocenter of where the atomic bomb exploded on August 6, 1945. It is the only remaining building from the bombed city. It is a very somber sight, but an amazing reminder of the destruction we cause humankind.

We walked through the park to the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, a free exhibit. At the end of the exhibit are some computers where you can search the database of bomb victims and read about them. It was very interesting. On the walk back, we passed a little statue from a cemetery that has the bomb shadow, a ring of carbon deposits under the figure.

We ate dinner at a little restaurant on the upper floor of the shopping building next to the hotel. We spent the night watching the city from the corner window and drinking wine and sho-chu.

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view from the hotel room!
view from the hotel room!
A bomb dome
A bomb dome
rubble at base of A-Bomb dome
rubble at base of A-Bomb dome
me by A-bomb dome
me by A-bomb dome
A bomb dome from across river
A bomb dome from across river
eternal flame at Peace Park
eternal flame at Peace Park
Entrance to Peace Memorial
Entrance to Peace Memorial
Statue
Statue
small cemetary
small cemetary
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The Rihga Royal Hotel is located across from Hiroshima Castle and only a few blocks from the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. The hotel is a high ri… read entire review
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