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A tour of my town | Onomichi, Hiroshima


Japan / Hiroshima City Part 7

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As of 2006, the city has an estimated population of 1,154,391, while the total population for the metropolitan area was estimated as 2,043,788 in 2000.The total area of the city is 905.08 km², with a population density of 1275.4 persons per km².The population around 1910 was 143,000. Before World War II, Hiroshima's population had grown to 360,000, and peaked at 419,182 in 1942.Following the atomic bombing in 1945, the population dropped to 137,197.By 1955, the city's population had returned to pre-war levels.
Hiroshima has a professional symphony orchestra, which has performed at Wel City Hiroshima since 1963. There are also many museums in Hiroshima, including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, along with several art museums. The Hiroshima Museum of Art, which has a large collection of French renaissance art, opened in 1978. The Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum opened in 1968, and is located near Shukkei-en gardens. The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, which opened in 1989, is located near Hijiyama Park. Festivals include Hiroshima Flower Festival and Hiroshima International Animation Festival.Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which includes the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, draws many visitors from around the world, especially for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony, an annual commemoration held on the date of the atomic bombing. The park also contains a large collection of monuments, including the Children's Peace Monument, the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims and many others.
Hiroshima's rebuilt castle (nicknamed Rijō, meaning Koi Castle) houses a museum of life in the Edo period. Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine is within the walls of the castle. Other attractions in Hiroshima include Shukkei-en, Fudōin, Mitaki-dera, and Hijiyama Park.
The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in 1945. The two events are the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date.Following a firebombing campaign that destroyed many Japanese cities, the Allies prepared for a costly invasion of Japan. The war in Europe ended when Nazi Germany signed its instrument of surrender on 8 May, but the Pacific War continued. Together with the United Kingdom and the Republic of China, the United States called for a surrender of Japan in the Potsdam Declaration on 26 July 1945, threatening Japan with prompt and utter destruction. The Japanese government ignored this ultimatum, and the United States deployed two nuclear weapons developed by the Manhattan Project. American airmen dropped Little Boy on the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, followed by Fat Man over Nagasaki on 9 August.
Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000--166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000--80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day. The Hiroshima prefecture health department estimated that, of the people who died on the day of the explosion, 60% died from flash or flame burns, 30% from falling debris and 10% from other causes. During the following months, large numbers died from the effect of burns, radiation sickness, and other injuries, compounded by illness. In a US estimate of the total immediate and short term cause of death, 15--20% died from radiation sickness, 20--30% from burns, and 50--60% from other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians, although Hiroshima had a sizeable garrison.On 15 August, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan announced its surrender to the Allies, signing the Instrument of Surrender on 2 September, officially ending World War II. The bombings led, in part, to post-war Japan's adopting Three Non-Nuclear Principles, forbidding the nation from nuclear armament. The role of the bombings in Japan's surrender and their ethical justification are still debated.

Hiroshima In A Day: Miyajima | Japan Travel Guide

Japan travel guide to what to do and eat in Miyajima, Hiroshima in a day!

Hiroshima is near the bottom of the main island Honshu and a must visit when coming to Hiroshima is the island Itsukushima, more popularly known as Miyajima. It’s one of Japan’s top 3 scenic sights, most famous for its giant torii gate, which at high tide seems to float on the water.

Miyajima island is also a great place for a day trip from the Kansai region like Kyoto and Osaka but I would recommend staying in Hiroshima for a few days to explore Hiroshima city and another day for Miyajima island.

I started my trip off at Hiroshima station and took a 25 minute train ride to JR Miyajima-guchi station.

From there it’s less than a 5 minute walk to the ferry terminal where you will take a 10 minute ferry ride to go to Miyajima island.

Places visited:
Itsukushima Shrine and the “floating tori gate”
Omotesando Shopping Street
Momiji Bridge
Daisho-in Temple
Senjokaku and the 5 story Pagoda

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To most people, Hiroshima means just one thing. The city's name will forever evoke thoughts of 6 August 1945, when Hiroshima became the target of the world's first atomic-bomb attack. Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park is a constant reminder of that day, and it attracts visitors from all over the world. But leafy Hiroshima, with its wide boulevards and laid-back friendliness, is a far from depressing place. Present-day Hiroshima is home to a thriving and internationally minded community, and it's worth spending a couple of nights here to experience the city at its vibrant best.

Atomic Bomb Dome
Perhaps the starkest reminder of the destruction visited upon Hiroshima in WWII is the Atomic Bomb Dome. Built by a Czech architect in 1915, it was the Industrial Promotion Hall until the bomb exploded almost directly above it. Everyone inside was killed, but the building was one of very few left standing near the epicentre. A decision was taken after the war to preserve the shell as a memorial.

The building has since become a haunting symbol of the city, and was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996. Try to wander past in the evening when it's quiet and the propped-up ruins are floodlit.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
The main building of Hiroshima's premier museum houses a collection of items salvaged from the aftermath of the atomic bomb. The displays are confronting and personal – ragged clothes, a child's melted lunch box, a watch stopped at 8.15am – and there are some grim photographs. While upsetting, it's a must-see in Hiroshima. The east building presents a history of Hiroshima and the development and destructive power of nuclear weapons.

The museum is undergoing major renovations. The east building will be closed until spring 2016, at which point the main building will close until a 2018 grand reopening. During its closure, some items from the main building will be on display in the east building. Check the website for the latest developments.

Peace Memorial Park
Hugged by rivers on both sides, Peace Memorial Park is a large, leafy space criss-crossed by walkways and dotted with memorials. Its central feature is the long tree-lined Pond of Peace leading to the cenotaph . This curved concrete monument holds the names of all the known victims of the bomb. Also at the pond is the Flame of Peace , set to burn on until all the world's nuclear weapons are destroyed.

Look through the cenotaph down the pond and you'll see it frames the Flame of Peace and the Atomic Bomb Dome across the river – the park was planned so that these features form a straight line, with the Peace Memorial Museum at its southern end.

Just north of the road through the park is the Children's Peace Monument , inspired by Sadako Sasaki, who was two years old at the time of the atomic bomb. When Sadako developed leukaemia at 11 years of age, she decided to fold 1000 paper cranes. In Japan, the crane is the symbol of longevity and happiness, and she believed if she achieved that target she would recover. She died before reaching her goal, but her classmates folded the rest. A monument was built in 1958. Sadako's story inspired a nationwide spate of paper-crane folding that continues to this day. Surrounding the monument are strings of thousands of colourful paper cranes sent here from school children around the country and all over the world.

Nearby is the Korean Atomic Bomb Victims Memorial . Many Koreans were shipped over to work as slave labourers during WWII, and Koreans accounted for more than one in 10 of those killed by the atomic bomb. Just north of this memorial is the Atomic Bomb Memorial Mound – the ashes of thousands of unclaimed or unidentified victims are interred in a vault below.

There are other monuments and statues throughout the park, and plenty of benches, including along the riverside looking across to the Atomic Bomb Dome, making this a pleasant area to take a break and reflect.


Are YOU planning a Japan trip in 2018? Looking for things to do in Hiroshima? The Onomichi Temple Walk is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in Japanese culture by checking out numerous Japanese shrines and temples (over 25 in Onomichi), visit Cat Alley and take the ropeway (or walk) up Mount Senko-ji.

However! Onomichi is a typical small Japanese town (almost like a ghost town and pretty deserted) with most local shops being closed on certain weekdays, which is frustrating! To actually find some life in Onomichi head to the area clos to Onomichi Station, where you can find Onomichi U2, with places to shop and eat.

Please note the negativity and sarcasm in this video is exactly that and is a reflection of how it can feel being in Japan for an extended period! Extreme honesty is a trademark of my channel and no offence is intended - Japan is awesome!

Overall Onomichi is probably a great place to visit in Japan, just not in early February when it's freezing cold and snowing!


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Top 10 Cities To Visit In Japan on Your First Trip

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The Island country of Japan put up in the eastern part of the world is known for their centuries old tradition and wonderfully exotic Japanese cuisine. While some don't consider Japan to be an ideal destination for holidaying some consider Japan to be one of the best places to visit at any time of the year. The reason is that you can learn so much from the Japanese culture and their lifestyle. What's more is that the Japanese people are one of the friendliest people on Earth treating you with dignity and kindness, making you feel comfortable. Wouldn't you want to travel now?
Planning to visit Japan, then these are the top 10 cities to visit in Japan on your first trip.

1. Tokyo - Most Popular City of Japan
2. Kyoto - City of 10,000 Shrines
3. Osaka - Economic Hub of Japan
4. Hiroshima - Resilient City of Japan
5. Yokohama - Port City of Japan
6. Nara - Japanese City of World Heritage Sites
7. Aomori - Snoweist City of Japan
8. Kamakura - Must Visit Zen City of Japan
9. Okinawa - Island City of Japan
10. Kanazawa - A picture perfect city to visit in japan
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Japan's Most Beautiful Cycling Route | Shimanami Kaido Travel Guide

Shimanami Kaido is one of Japan's most famous cycling routes connecting the main island Honshu with Shikoku.

Ever since I heard about this bikeway a few months ago, I knew I had to travel there some day to experience it for myself!!

So, I packed up my bags, bought a Shinkansen ticket and took a spontaneous trip down to Onomichi, Hiroshima.

Shimanami Kaido Bikeway runs between Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture and Imabari in Ehime Prefecture, hopping across 6 islands of the Seto Inland Sea.

You can start your journey from either the Hiroshima side or the Ehime side. I started from the Hiroshima side because the views get better and better as you go along towards Ehime.

So, hope you enjoy the new adventure with me and let me know in the comments something you have always wanted to do!! And then MAKE time for it and actually go do it! :D

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I visited the island of the art by the Sunami to Sawa ferry of the Sunami route service.
The man who was in Sawa port is said that he bought the cap in the Takada hat store in Kure. (Traditional hat store which appears for I walked around in Kure)
When carrying out cycling of about the Shimanami kaido as stripes, the Sunami to Sawa ferry is convenient. Free parking is next to the Sunami port.
Although this route is good to run the whole distance in one day about the Shimanami kaido, a good route divides Setoda to Imabari, Setoda to Onomichi on another day.
In addition, even an uneasy person can cancel it with half whether you can run the whole distance in a day.
If it is now, the fare for a bicycle is no charge in use of a cycluse path.

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Anyone still looking for ways to keep on top of important information coming out of Japan about the March 11 earthquake and tsunami now has a central hub to consult, in the shape of a dedicated page from the Google Crisis Response project.
The resources listed include the Person Finder we've seen before, links to the latest information from the domestic utilities, such as Tokyo Electric (TEPCO), government agencies, and a comprehensive list of transit providers.
Many of those are pre-formatted to serve up Japanese pages in machine-translated English, but there's also a full ranzge of information for native speakers of Japanese.
Likely the most useful among these are the missing persons phone lines for the various parts of Tohoku affected by the twin disasters, while there are also continuously updating scanned photos of the resident lists in the various shelters for people displaced from their homes.
Lastly, this being a service from one of the web's heaviest hitters, there are also real time updates from Google News and Twitter. 

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Amid the horrific stories of death and destruction surrounding the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region, there's still room for the occasional wry smile, such as the one surely engendered by the news of 240 refugees taking shelter in, of all places, a nuclear power plant.
The group of men, women and children from Onagawa in Miyagi Prefecture has been holed up in the plant since the tsunami hit, seemingly killing over 1,000 of the town's 10,000 population.
The irony of the nature of their refuge clearly isn't lost on the temporary residents, as the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi power plant 120 kilometers away plays out daily on their televisions.
The electricity to power the sets, incidentally, comes direct from the regional power grid to which the Onagawa plant is attached. The facility is run by Tohoku Electric Power, a separate entity from Tokyo Electric Power, or TEPCO, the operator in charge of Fukushima.
As the group shelters in the employee gym, right next door to the reactors, the good fortune of the survivors is clear.
One man, sheltering with his family said: It's pretty spread out. People are just kind of lying around and relaxing. There are a lot of aftershocks, but it's safe.
Meanwhile, an older woman settled on a more prosaic object of gratitude: It's very clean inside. We have electricity and nice toilets.

Onomichi , Hiroshima Prefecture . Japan .

Onomichi , Hiroshima Prefecture . Japan .

View of Saijo, Higashihiroshima Town

View of the Saijo from my appartment on the 9th floor in Sun Square, Higashihiroshima town, Japan. March 2009


JAPAN TRAVEL GUIDE | 15 THINGS TO DO IN HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - If you're planning a Japan trip in 2018, Hiroshima is place that needs to be on your Japan Itinerary! In this video I give you 15 Things to Do in Hiroshima, from the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome, Miyajima Island, Rabbit Island and of course, trying Hiroshima's signature dish, Okonomiyaki and much more!

1 - Atomic Bomb Dome
2 - Hiroshima Peace Park
3 - Meet an A-Bomb Survivor
4 - Cat Café
5 - Miyajima Island (Itsukushima)
6 - Okonomiyaki
7 - Okunoshima (Rabbit Island/Bunny Island)
8 - Little Mermaid (Japanese Bakery)
9 - Takehara
10 - Cherry Blossom (Sakura)
11 - Onomichi
12 - Christmas Day
13 - Nagerekawa
14 - Mazda Museum
15 - Hiroshima Castle

I've spent the last 2 months in Hiroshima doing a Workaway at AkiCafe Hostel and 36 Hostel and teaching English online. This has given me a great opportunity to explore Hiroshima extensively. If you're interested in Japanes history, shrines, temples, days out and more, Hiroshima is the place for you!

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Fireworks festival, bay side harbor,, at, Hiroshima city,, part one,,,

10000 fireworks,450,000 peoples,
my town Hiroshima bay side harbor,
in a quiet place, seen in the distance, this is part of it,,,
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A famous city in Japan located at the Hiroshima District. Great views of the Seto Inland Sea. History, Nature and Culture merged. A Bridge between Honshu and Shikoku.

Hiroshima around the A-Bomb Dome

Live stream of the atomic bomb dome (genbaku-dome) at sunset. I also share my experience living in Hiroshima. Then we take a walk down the hondori shopping street.

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1 week of fun in #Hiroshima #Japan with Asta, Glenn, and Yosh. 🍜 🍣 ⛩ 🏯. There are many things to do in this city. There's another UNESCO World Heritage Site you can visit that is an hour away from Hiroshima (watch the video to find out). 😊

The Hiroshima today is extremely different from the Hiroshima that history books had painted in our collective minds — a forlorn war-torn city, crippled by the explosion of the atomic bomb. Today, the city rises with modern infrastructures and flourishes with commercial establishments downtown.

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