Over the weekend of November 5th, Andrea and I went to Hiroshima. The main thing I want to let you know before we go any further:
Hiroshima is not a desolate wasteland ruined by the nuclear bomb.
Although the city is known for being the first city to be attacked with an atom bomb, it has long since recovered.
There is a thriving city and tourist culture there as it is home to two World Heritage sites, Miyajima and the A-Bomb Dome .
They have a thriving nightlife and successful sports teams.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is home to the A-Bomb Dome and Peace Museum, which commemorate those who died, and also seeks to educate the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons, as well as the benefits of peaceful transactions between countries.
They are like the Boston of Japan, with the bay life, oysters, and city transportation.
Just take a look at this video of our trip:
As Hiroshima lays closer to home with Andrea, she’ll be posting Part 2 along with pictures.
As always, I highly recommend that when you come to Japan, you take a few days to explore the city and the surrounding area.