- A: We headed to the Tuskemen noodle shop Bakudan-ya, after arriving at Hiroshima station!
- B: It’s a ‘must visit’ if your interested in the history of Hiroshima-jo Castle
- C: The god for the local baseball team, at Hiroshima Gokoku-jinja Shrine
- D: The okonomiyaki shop Nagata-ya, recommended by local people.
- E: The Peace Memorial Park was created for cherishing world peace.
- F: The Atomic Bomb Dome exhibits the disaster from the bomb.
- You can see beautiful scenery from the Miyajima Ferry
- Let’s relax at the traditional hotel, Iwaso.
- Do you want to drive or bike? Shimanami Kaido
A: We headed to the Tuskemen noodle shop Bakudan-ya, after arriving at Hiroshima station!
It takes about 3 and a half hours to Hiroshima from Tokyo by airplane. We went to the Tsukemen noodle shop Bakudan-ya for lunch, because we were craving it!
The spicy soup and the noodles go so well together! Our photographer, Morissey was so involved with eating, that he nearly forgot how tired he was.
●Hiroshima Tsukemen, “Bakudan-ya”. The Hiroshima station Shinkansen-guchi branch
Access：Near Hiroshima station
B: It’s a ‘must visit’ if your interested in the history of Hiroshima-jo Castle
It takes about 10 minutes to get to from Hiroshima station by streetcar. It was so sunny that we could clearly see the Tenshukaku with the clear blue sky in the background.
There is a museum that exhibits Samurai culture inside the castle. You can learn how people used to live, and about the structure of this castle from it’s old world replica.
Access：15 min by walk from “Kamiya-cho”stop.
Hours：9：00～18：00(Until 17:00 during December to February)
C: The god for the local baseball team, at Hiroshima Gokoku-jinja Shrine
Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine is located on the grounds of Hiroshima-jo. It is known for the carp found around the shrine. We prayed for our wishes while we were there.
This shrine see’s many visitors and the most well known are members of the professional baseball team, The Hiroshima Toyo Carp.
●Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine
Access：Inside the Hiroshimajo-shi Park
D: The okonomiyaki shop Nagata-ya, recommended by local people.
After walking around we got very hungry and headed to Nagataya okonomiyaki shop, recommended by a nice local woman we had met. The fluffy okonomiyaki was so tasty!
Access： 2 min walk from Hiroden Atomic Bomb Dome-mae station, 3 min walk from Hiroden Kamiyacho station West exit.
[ Mon to Fri] 11:00〜21:00（L.O.20:30）
[ Sat ] 11:00～21:30（L.O.21:00）
[ Sun & National holiday] 10:30～21:00（L.O.20:30）
E: The Peace Memorial Park was created for cherishing world peace.
Please visit when you come to Hiroshima. On August 6th,1945 the atomic bomb was dropped near this park. This park was founded in order to remind people not to forget the past. The cenotaph states, “Please rest in peace, for [we/they] shall not repeat the mistake.”
I was about to cry as this is something we need to remember.
There is also a Peace Memorial Museum inside the park.
●Peace Memorial Park
F: The Atomic Bomb Dome exhibits the disaster from the bomb.
Please also visit the atomic bomb dome close to the Peace Memorial Park. It was my first time. Many lives were taken at this dome and it’s a building that speaks no words, but inspires so many things. We found ourselves unable to move for a while.
●The atomic bomb dome
Access：”Genbaku dome-mae” stop
You can see beautiful scenery from the Miyajima Ferry
After returning the bikes, we headed to Miyajima Island where we were going to stay overnight.
To get to Miyajima, we took streetcars, and headed to the last stop at Miyajima-guchi station. It takes about 70-minutes, and from here you can take a 10-minute ferry ride to the island.
Let’s relax at the traditional hotel, Iwaso.
Once we arrived on Miyajima, we headed to the hotel, Iwaso. This old traditional hotel is highly rated by the foreign visitors. You will feel the spirit of Omotenashi (service) everywhere at this hotel, and it’ll makes you want to come again and again! The bath, food, and the scenery are so good!
A 15-minute walk from Miyajima San-bashi
※A Limousine bus is available from Miyajima San-bashi
We will introduce a good route for Miyajima later, so please keep checking back with Tadaima Japan!
Do you want to drive or bike? Shimanami Kaido
The next day we headed to Shimanami Kaido by rental car early in the morning. It’s a long road that connects Onomich and Imabari in Ehime Prefecture. It also connects 6 different islands. Viewing the beautiful, calm inland sea is so superb!
We thought to ourselves, “We don’t want to go home!” You can also bike this road.
For the coming season you can eat oysters, a specialty of Hiroshima, and view the autumn foliage. Please visit Hiroshima and it’s many attractions.