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The original exhibit showed a much more horrific faces and disfigurement with peeling skin down to their knees at least. I heard that they didn't want to make it too scary for children. Too bad.1809 views
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Gun turrets900 views
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One exhibition room has a model of the Battleship Yamato wreck.797 views
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Hiroshima Castle tower657 viewsRebuilt after World War II.
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Fukuyama Castle tower565 views
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Onomichi Castle (tourist facility). The castle was finally dismantled in 2020-21. A very slow process since heavy duty equipment cannot access the structure.485 viewsThis is not based on an actual castle, but built as an amusement attraction. Now closed.
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The Gun turret was a part of the main gunnery system of Battleship Mutsu and was transferred to Imperial Naval Academy for use as a study aide in 1935.419 views
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Battleship Yamato has an Imperial chrysanthemum crest on the bow. This was one of the things which helped to identify the wreck on the sea bottom.393 views
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Yamato Museum's main attraction is this large scale model of Battleship Yamato. You can walk around it. This area of the museum is called Yamato Hiroba.369 views
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Atomic Bomb Dome348 views
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Battleship gun, life-size.344 views
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Mihara Castle tenshu main tower foundation and moat. No buildings remain.326 views
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Another large exhibition room had a Japanese Zero fighter plane, kaiten manned torpedo, and midget submarine.286 views
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The scale model of the battleship is 26.3 meters long. It has been reconstructed as accurately as possible based on photographs and exploration of the wreck.280 views
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Atomic Bomb Museum and Statue of Mother and Child in the Storm.276 views
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Projectile of a "Mutsu" class battleship.261 views
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Fukuyama Castle tower245 views
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Battleship Yamato was commissioned a week after the Pearl Harbor attack in Dec. 1941. It was Japan's most powerful battleship and now legendary. It turned out to be great waste since the big guns were hardly used and it was sunk 4 years later. 224 views
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Outside the museum, a battleship gun and anchor are displayed.222 views
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Children's Peace Monument before they built origami crane shacks around it.219 views
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Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's connection with Kure. On the bridge of the Yamato, he commanded the fleet at the Battle of Midway.216 views
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Torpedoes214 views
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Showcase of gifts from Honolulu, Hawaii, Hiroshima's sister city.208 views
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Training boats205 views
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View from Onomichi Castle. A lookout deck will be built on the Onomichi Castle site.204 views
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Hiroshima Castle in the early 1900s from a vintage postcard.195 views
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View from castle tower193 views
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Training boats191 views
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One of the Japan's best-designed memorials.188 views
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Peace Flame and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum188 views
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View of Seto Inland Sea from Miyajima island's Mt. Misen.183 views
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Rudder and propellers of Battleship Yamato.181 views
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Onomichi Castle overlooking Onomichi Station. Sadly, the company that owned the castle went bankrupt and the castle museum closed and became an abandoned building in 1992. Abandoned for almost 30 years. 179 views
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View from Miyajima island's Mt. Misen.178 views
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One of the five midget submarines used in the Pearl Harbor attack. On display at the Naval History Museum on Etajima island, Hiroshima.173 views
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"Yamato" is another name for Japan, and so it is a very revered and prestigious name for any ship. Many movies, anime, etc., have been based on Battleship Yamato which retains a strong cultural influence in Japan.170 views
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Propellers of Battleship Yamato.170 views
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The Yamato Museum is open 9 am to 6 pm (enter by 5:30 pm). Admission is 500 yen for adults, 300 yen for high schoolers, and 200 yen for kids. Battleship Yamato was built in Kure.168 views
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The Yamato's final mission was suicidal. It was ordered to go to Okinawa in April 1945 and beach herself offshore so it wouldn't sink. While beached, it would fire its guns at the enemy on Okinawa.167 views
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Fukuyama Castle from the train158 views
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The Naval History Museum on Etajima has this outdoor display of one of the five midget submarines used in the Pearl Harbor attack.155 views
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Fukuyama Station (shinkansen)154 views
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View from Onomichi Castle.153 views
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Yamato Museum's official name is Kure Maritime Museum. Although the 1/10 scale model of Battleship Yamato is the main attraction, it also has other exhibits explaining Kure's maritime history.151 views
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On her way to Okinawa, the Yamato was spotted by US submarines and aircraft and sunk by American carrier-based bombers and torpedo bombers on April 7, 1945.151 views
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Since the Yamato was built in secrecy, there are very few clear photos of the ship.150 views
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Front of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (opposite side from the Cenotaph) and Statue of Mother and Child in the Storm.149 views
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Sign for Tomonoura147 views
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Kure Port in Hiroshima Prefecture. We arrived from Etajima island across the Seto Inland Sea. Kure is also a short train ride from Hiroshima Station.145 views
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Fukuyama Station (shinkansen)140 views
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Ferry between Tomonoura and Sensui island.140 views
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Rear of Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima.139 views
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Children's Peace Monument, Hiroshima138 views
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Fukuyama Station (shinkansen)137 views
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From the boat, we could see the dock where the Battleship Yamato was built in Kure, Hiroshima. "Kure" is pronounced "Kuray" not like the word "cure."137 views
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Hiroshima136 views
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Bentenjima island near Tomonoura.135 views
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Sample wood paneling used for the model deck.135 views
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Fukuyama Station (shinkansen)134 views
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Hiroshima is also famous for okonomiyaki.134 views
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Pictures made of origami at Hiroshima Peace park.133 views
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Another building that survived the atom bomb. Now a rest house and tourist information center. Hiroshima.132 views
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The model even has little human figures.131 views
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Midget submarine.131 views
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A park on top of the Mihara Castle site.130 views
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They eventually found all five subs (the fifth one was finally found in 2009) used at Pearl Harbor. Two of them are on display. One of them is here and the other is at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.130 views
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Manhole in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima130 views
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Hiroshima Atom Bomb Dome128 views
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Built in 1893 and used for classrooms and living quarters for students. Today, it is part of the Officer Candidate School and used as classrooms and students' living quarters. Etajima, Hiroshima.128 views
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The academy's most distinctive building is this Students’ Hall dubbed the "Red Brick Building." We weren't allowed to go inside. Etajima, Hiroshima.127 views
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Main torii of Itsukushima Shrine and perhaps Japan's most famous and iconic torii.127 views
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Ceremonial Hall. Built in 1917 and designed for holding ceremonies and moral education. One of the few buildings which we could enter. Etajima, Hiroshima.126 views
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Mannequins depicting bomb victims who suffered peeling/melting skin among other things. This depiction has been toned down considerably from the original exhibit that I remember before the museum was renovated in 1994.123 views
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Battleship Mutsu plaque. After seeing the Yamato Museum, be sure to cross the street over to the submarine museum called the JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) Kure Museum.121 views
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Gun shells118 views
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41-cm diameter gun from Battleship Mutsu, outside the Yamato Museum. Until the Yamato was built, the Mutsu was Japan's largest battleship.118 views
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The JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) Kure Museum is mainly a submarine museum whose main attraction is the decommissioned Japanese sub called Akishio. The museum is conveniently right across the street from the Yamato Museum.118 views
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One of Japan's Scenic Trio (Nihon Sankei), the famous torii with Miyajima island in the background. 118 views
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I visited Itsukushima at high tide in the morning so the shrine was floating.116 views
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Itsukushima shrine115 views
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Naval History Museum on Etajima. Built in 1936, the museum is substantial with detailed exhibits tracing Japan's naval history (including the Pearl Harbor attack). 114 views
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All aboard!114 views
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The midget sub displayed here was found in 1960 off Keehi Lagoon east of Pearl Harbor's entrance. The sub had been damaged by a depth charge attack and abandoned by its crew before it could fire its torpedoes.112 views
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We could also see the submarine museum at the JMSDF Kure Museum adjacent to the Yamato Museum.112 views
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The former Akishio submarine just stands out and can be seen from boats approaching Kure Port. Very impressive to be seen on land amid small cars passing by. The museum is a short walk from JR Kure Station.112 views
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Midget submarine cockpit.109 views
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Street car stop nearest to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Hiroden Genbaku Dome-mae Station. Hiroshima is one of the few Japanese cities which still has street cars.108 views
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Torpedo bay of midget submarine used in Pearl Harbor attack.108 views
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Kure is a major shipbuilding town.107 views
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Japanese Zero fighter.106 views
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Behind the midget sub used in Pearl Harbor, another different type of midget sub is displayed.104 views
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Midget submarine cockpit.103 views
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Japanese Zero fighter cockpit.103 views
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Kure Port dock.102 views
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Midget sub's rudder and propeller.101 views
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Part of Hiroshima Castle stone wall is black due to the atomic blast.101 views
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Life-size replica of the Hiroshima bomb, nicknamed "Little Boy." It's about 3 meters long.100 views
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Atomic Bomb Dome area.98 views
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It was subsequently salvaged and restored for display at Etajima in 1962. The front part of the sub was severed, so the front part was reconstructed by a Kure shipbuilder for this display.98 views
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Entering Kure Port terminal.98 views
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Map of the Naval Academy or Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force First Service School (海上自衛隊第1術科学校).97 views
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Midget sub's conning tower and periscope. The sub had only two crew members.96 views
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Hiroshima Castle tower is a museum of Hiroshima's history before World War II.96 views
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Hiroshima Castle ninomaru turret was reconstructed in 1994.96 views
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Front Pier. This is considered the school's front gate instead of the gate on land. Officer Candidate School graduates are sent off here by school staff and a military band and transferred to a training fleet anchored offshore in Etauchi inlet.95 views
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Back of the Yamato Museum facing Kure Port. 95 views
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Right near the streetcar stop is the Atomic Bomb Dome or A-Bomb Dome (原爆ドーム). I visited in fall 2012.94 views
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Notice the steel braces to reinforce the building.94 views
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Tattered clothing from a 13-year-old girl who died in the evening on the day of the bomb.94 views
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Glass bottles melted together.94 views
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About midget submarines.94 views
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Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima is one of Japan's most iconic shrines and sights. The vermillion floating torii and shrine (at high tide) are part of Japan's Scenic Trio.94 viewsGateway to Miyajima is Miyajimaguchi Station, about 30 min. from Hiroshima Station.
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The Atomic Bomb Done was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.93 views
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I think all Americans visiting or living in Japan should visit Hiroshima. It's not about who's to blame for what happened here in Aug. 1945. It's about a major event in human history and a reminder of man's fatal flaws.92 views
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Photos of the atom bomb blast.92 views
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Damaged Buddha statue.92 views
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Welcome to Kure.92 views
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This midget sub was transported by boat from Pearl Harbor to Yokosuka (Kanagawa Pref.), then to Etajima in 1961.91 views
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And how it looked after the bomb. The Peace Park is on the land in the center between the two rivers. The Atomic Bomb Dome is on the lower left.90 views
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Inside a street car in Hiroshima.90 views
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Orange ball shows where the bomb fell.89 views
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Tricycle89 views
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From Hiroshima Station, it takes about 35 min. to Hiroshima Port via streetcar.89 views
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The Naval Academy conducts free guided tours of the school 3 or 4 times a day. The tour takes you around the campus and allows you to enter a few of the imposing buildings.89 views
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Grisly photos and tattered clothing.88 views
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About this midget sub: Length: 23.9 meters, Weight: 46 tons, Inner diameter: 1.85 meter, Underwater speed: 19 knots (600 horsepower)88 views
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Miyajimaguchi Station88 views
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Built in 1915, it was the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall.87 views
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There's a sign indicating where you should hang your origami cranes.87 views
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Corridor to the museum's main building or West Wing.87 views
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About Sadako.87 views
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President Jimmy Carter visited Hiroshima after he left office.87 views
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A projectile used by battleship Yamato during WWⅡ.87 views
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Models of navy warships.87 views
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Miyajimaguchi Station's exit for Japan Railpass holders.87 views
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The deer are trained to pose with tourist groups. They know that there will be a reward.87 views
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Itsukushima Shrine's fall festival from his "Famous Views of the 60 Provinces" series.87 views
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The atomic bomb fell almost directly above this building on Aug. 6, 1941 at 8:15 am.86 views
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We can get quite close to the building, but it is fenced off so we cannot enter it.86 views
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Children's Peace Monument86 views
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What central Hiroshima looked like before the bomb. The building that would become the Atomic Bomb Dome is on the lower left with the light green roof.86 views
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Last stop on the tour was the Etajima Club where there is a gift shop, restaurant, and this small museum on the 2nd floor.86 views
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Itsukushima Shrine at high tide.86 views
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Miyajima's Oshakushi giant rice scoop. Made in 1983. 大杓子86 views
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Notice the steel braces to reinforce the building.85 views
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Children's Peace Monument dedicated to the memory of the children who died as a result of the bombing.85 views
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Bell in Children's Peace Monument.85 views
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Streetcar station near Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome.85 views
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Waterfront path to Itsukushima Shrine.85 views
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Before visiting Miyajima, you should check the tide times. Best to go during high tide.85 views
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Shrine worshippers also arrive by boat like they did in the old days before modern ferry service.85 views
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Peace Clock Tower84 views
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Peace Bell. Peace Bell. Anyone can ring it for free.84 views
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About the Peace Bell84 views
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Many buses in front of the museum.84 views
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Approaching the famous floating torii. A short walk from the port.84 views
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Another Miyajima symbol is the deer.84 views
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Torii and deer on Miyajima.84 views
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Renovating the floor maybe.84 views
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Noh stage at Itsukushima shrine.84 views
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Noh stage at Itsukushima shrine.84 views
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Steps to the Tahoto Pagoda.84 views
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Tahoto Pagoda on Miyajima.84 views
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Hiroshima Peace Bell with atom symbol on the sweet spot.83 views
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Hiroshima police car.83 views
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Hiroshima Port.83 views
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Inside our boat to Kure from Etajima.83 views
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A few islands in the Seto Inland Sea on the way to Kure. In Kure, we visited the Yamato Museum.83 views
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Miyajimaguchi Sanbashi ferry port.83 views
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Miyajima island. The ferry ride is only about 10 min.83 views
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