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HIROSHIMA ATOMIC BOMB SURVIVOR'S STORY | THINGS TO DO IN HIROSHIMA | FIRST WORLD TRAVELLER

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Hiroshima was hit by an atomic bomb in August 1945. Today, you can visit the Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Park and Museum to learn more about this horrendous event which affected thousands of people.

Another way of learning more and discovering information not available in museums is to speak to Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivors, another fascinating addition to your list of Things to Do in Hiroshima.

Visit Social Book Cafe in Hiroshima on the 6th of each month to speak to survivors of the Atomic Bomb. In this video, I talk about the story of Takaaki Morikawa, who was just 6 years old at the time of the Hiroshima bomb. He provided fascinating and intreresting information relating to his experience during and after the atomic bomb.

Please note that I chose not to film the actual meeting for this video as I didn't feel comfortable; ie I didn't feel it would be respectful. Why not visit Social Book Cafe in Hiroshima to hear Takaaki's amazing and unimaginable story for yourselves!

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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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Hiroshima today is a city transformed, but it's known for harrowing history. The Peace Memorial Park, Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Museum are very important for everybody to experience… but I didn’t expect to find so much fun on my city tour.

From tasty Okonomiyaki to craft breweries and rooftop bars. Hiroshima in 2019 is a really vibrant, modern place. But it also owns it’s history, presented best by the story of Sadako Sasaki.

This is my Hiroshima travel video, that I hope captures my thoughts and feelings of the place.

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum - 0:40
Somewhere that everyone should visit in their lifetime. A poignant reflection on the bomb blast through interactive exits and artefacts.

Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku Dome) - 1:00
The former Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall is one of the few ruins left standing from the blast. It is now a centrepiece of the peace park and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Peace Memorial Park - 1:19
A beautiful place to visit, dedicated to the victims of the bomb. Very peaceful with several museums, memorials and art installations.

Hiroshima Trams - 1:37
The vintage trams have been a feature of the city since long before the bombing. They are still the best way to get around the city.

Orizuru Tower Hiroshima - 1:43
The best rooftop bar and viewpoint I visited in Japan, located right next to the Atomic Bomb Dome. A beautiful and modern design with several floors and interactive exhibits. It’s a great place to come with kids to learn about the history and a great spot to drink and unwind. You can also get down the building through a series of slides - lots of fun! There is a ¥1000 JPY entrance fee for tourists.

Okonomoyaki - 1:47
A savoury Japanese pancake and a native speciality dish of Hiroshima. Nagataya is a great restaurant to try it for the first time, but get there early - there’s always a queue!

Miyajima Ferry - 2:07
¥180 JPY for a one way trip, there is also a dedicated JR Line Ferry for anybody with a rail pass.

Itsukushima Shrine - 2:15
One of the most famous Torii gates/shrines in Japan. Partially submerged by water at high tide. You can view it from the land or take a boat through it.

Miyajima Brewery - 2:33
A great little stop for craft beer lovers on the Main Street on Miyajima island.

Hiroshima Carps - 2:35
The loudest and proudest baseball fans in the country! They play at the Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium. You can buy tickets at the stadium box office or from 711, Family Mart and Lawson.

Hiroshima Arcades - 2:48
There are a couple of Taito Stations in the city, which are good fun as always!

Paper Crane Memorial - 4:12
At the Hiroshima Orizuru Tower, you can make your own paper cranes to drop into the memorial on the 10th floor.

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Hiroshima 広島 - Japan

Hiroshima (広島市 Hiroshima-shi) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. The city's name, 広島, means Wide Island in Japanese. Hiroshima gained city status on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1980, Hiroshima became a designated city. As of 2006, the city had an estimated population of 1,154,391. Kazumi Matsui has been the city's mayor since April 2011.

Hiroshima is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on the city at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II.

During World War II, the 2nd General Army and Chugoku Regional Army were headquartered in Hiroshima, and the Army Marine Headquarters was located at Ujina port. The city also had large depots of military supplies, and was a key center for shipping.

The bombing of Tokyo and other cities in Japan during World War II caused widespread destruction and hundreds of thousands of deaths. For example, Toyama, an urban area of 128,000 people, was nearly destroyed, and incendiary attacks on Tokyo claimed the lives of 100,000 people. There were no such air raids on Hiroshima. However, a real threat existed and was recognized. In order to protect against potential firebombings in Hiroshima, school children aged 11–14 years were mobilized to demolish houses and create firebreaks.

On Monday, August 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., the nuclear bomb Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima by an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, flown by Colonel Paul Tibbets, directly killing an estimated 80,000 people. By the end of the year, injury and radiation brought the total number of deaths to 90,000–166,000. The population before the bombing was around 340,000 to 350,000. Approximately 70% of the city's buildings were destroyed, and another 7% severely damaged.



Horrors of Atomic Age and famous street food Okonomiyaki | Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan Travel Guide

Hiroshima (Japan) is the first city in the world to be attacked by the Atomic Bomb, and today it has become a symbol of Peace. Join MerRyan in the first part of my adventure across Hiroshima!

Here are the places I visited in the video:
- Hiroshima Peace Park (Atomic Bomb Dome, Children Peace Memorial, Peace Flame, Cenotaph Memorial and Peace Memorial Museum)
- Okonomiyaki VIllage
- Sandankyo Gorge

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Before/After the Hiroshima atomic bombings

During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, the first on August 6, 1945 and the second on August 9, 1945. These two events are the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date.

For six months before the atomic bombings, the United States intensely fire-bombed 67 Japanese cities. Together with the United Kingdom and the Republic of China, the United States called for a surrender of Japan in the Potsdam Declaration on July 26, 1945. The Japanese government ignored this ultimatum. By executive order of President Harry S. Truman, the U.S. dropped the nuclear weapon Little Boy on the city of Hiroshima on Monday, August 6, 1945, followed by the detonation of Fat Man over Nagasaki on August 9.

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 prefectural health department estimates 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 flash burns, and 50--60% from other injuries, compounded by illness. In both cities, most of the dead were civilians.

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Day Trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima

This is our day trip to #Hiroshima and #Miyajima from #Osaka. We did that from #Kyoto before and the process is the same. We left the hotel around 7:30 in the morning and returned to the hotel around 6 PM. This is one of the highlights of our Japan tour and the excursion combines several different modes of transportation - bullet train, local commuter train, public bus, ferry and taxi.

The highlights of the day trip include the floating torii gate at Miyajima Island, the atomic bomb dome and the museum at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima.
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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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From the A-Bomb Dome to Miyajima, a trip that takes you through the World Heritage sites of Hiroshima





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The Atomic Bomb Dome


10:00:00 12:00:00

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum


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Motoyasu Bridge


13:20:00 14:10:00

Itsukushima Shrine


14:15:00 14:30:00

Daigan-ji Temple


14:35:00 14:45:00

Gojunoto (Five Storied Pagoda)


14:50:00 15:30:00

Houkoku Shrine (Senjokaku)


15:40:00 16:10:00

Miyajima Omotesando Arcade


16:20:00 16:25:00

Miyajima (High-speed Ferry/World Heritage Sea Route)


17:10:00 17:10:00

Motoyasu Bridge



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Mitte Oktober besuchte ich Hiroshima, eine Stadt mit einer großen geschichtlichen Bedeutung. Ich habe mir das Museum, den Atombombendom und die Gedenkstätten angesehen, aber auch Orte, die zeigen, wie weit sich Hiroshima nach der Katastrophe entwickelt hat und wie schön diese Stadt doch ist.

I visited Hiroshima in mid October, a city with a huge historical background. I visited the museum, the atomic dome and the memorial, but also places that show how Hiroshima developed after the bombing and what a beautiful city it is nowadays.


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Today I walked around Hiroshima. I saw all the sites and memorials from the bombing of Hiroshima on October 6th 1945. I found it hard not to get emotional at the sad past of Hiroshima; there are so many sad stories, so many ruined lives and so much suffering that I can't do it justice in writing. Watch the video, and I hope that it conveys the story well enough. I have tried not to include too many things, but just the ones that really touched me.
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Enduring Stories [Hiroshima] - JAPAN FROM ABOVE: UP CLOSE

JAPAN FROM ABOVE meets Mayu Yasuda, the granddaughter of Hiroshima atomic bomb survivors who is determined to preserve the tragic memories of that fateful day in 1945.

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Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Genbaku Dome, Japan (Hiroshima Peace Memorial) 原爆ドーム

The famous Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima (Hiroshima Peace Memorial), Japan (Gembaku Domu in Japanese). This famous building is located next to the Aioi River in Hiroshima city. It was formerly the Industrial Promotion Hall. It is located near the Peace Museum. At night, the Atomic Bomb Dome building is illuminated in a green light.

Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Genbaku Dome is also known as the A-Bomb Dome (or The Genbaku Dome in Japanese), and is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The building serves as a solemn memorial to the people who were tragically killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Over 70,000 people were killed instantly due to the bombing, and another 70,000 suffered fatal injuries from the radiation. US president Harry Truman, made the difficult decision to authorise the atomic bombing of Japan during World War II. The Allied forces agreed to put an end to the Pacific War which was not ending - but rather costing many lives - civilian and military. At 8:15 am on 6 August 1945, Little Boy (the first atomic bomb to be used in any war) detonated almost directly above the dome (approximately 600 m above the dome). The Japanese city of Nagasaki was bombed three days later.

Apparently when the atomic bomb exploded, many people threw themselves into the nearby river to ease the pain - many did not survive.

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Hiroshima will soon commemorate the 70th anniversary of the tragic Atomic devastation.

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Japan is such an interesting country, so different than ours, so organized, so clean ( the funny part is that you don't find garbage bins easily).

We came to Nagasaki, we really wanted to see how is the city, the people.

The Atomic bomb is part of the history of this country, imagine how important is for the history of NAGASAKI.

We visited the BOMB MUSEUM and the surroundings. Just by the museum we found the Peace park, the famous Shrine, the Cathedral, the Hypocenter (where the bomb exploded), etc.

In the PEACE PARK we will find the famous PEACE MEMORIAL STATUE, it is huge but today they were cleaning and fixing it. This statue has a very interesting meaning, the way is done and the Sculpture wrote this:

After experiencing that nightmarish war,
that blood-curdling carnage,
that unendurable horror,
Who could walk away without praying for peace?
This statue was created as a signpost in the
struggle for global harmony.
Standing ten meters tall,
it conveys the profundity of knowledge and
the beauty of health and virility.
The right hand points to the atomic bomb,
the left hand points to peace,
and the face prays deeply for the victims of war.
Transcending the barriers of race
and evoking the qualities of Buddha and God,
it is a symbol of the greatest determination
ever known in the history of Nagasaki
and the highest hope of all mankind.

— Seibo Kitamura (Spring 1995)

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Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum ( 長崎原爆資料館 )



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The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum relates the history of the city when it was hit by the atomic bomb during the Second World War. Along with photographs showing Nagasaki before and after the bombing, there are displays relating stories regarding the bombing including materials that had actually been irradiated, the history behind the development of nuclear weapons, and wishes for peace.


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Drone footage of Hiroshima and information about the history and best places to see in the city including the Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island, Mt. Misen Hike.

Hiroshima, a modern city on Japan’s Honshu Island, was largely destroyed by an atomic bomb during World War II. Today, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park commemorates the 1945 event. In the park are the ruins of the Atomic bomb Dome, one of the few buildings that was left standing near ground zero.

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It's a new, fresh day here in Hiroshima!

One thing that surprised me the most here is the lack of....hatred. I've been to War Memorials before like the ones in Vietnam, Cuba, and North Korea. Let's just say hatred there is real. At Hiroshima, it's a different story.

It's kind of insane how all it took was 71 years to move on from the deadliest nuclear bomb ever. 71 years. 26,000 days. I come from the Israel/Palestine area. Conflict there is 68 years old and it's still going strong till this very day and no one can see the end of it yet.

This is not a pro-US or anti-US video. Regardless of your stance on the U.S, Japan, Israel or Palestine, the fact that I can eat McDonald's in Hiroshima speaks volumes to how far we have come.

My intention is not to simplify the complexity of this event or WW2. I swear to Allah! Obviously many sides are to blame for this tragedy, but that's the whole point of this memorial. No one is blaming anyone! No one is hating on anyone! Here, there is a real desire for peace. I talked to a couple of survivors to make sure I wasn't missing the big picture, because that would be embarrassing. They seemed to agree.

At the end of our conversation, the survivor told me that the spirit of Hiroshima is to endure grief, transcend hatred, pursue harmony and prosperity, and yearn for genuine, lasting world peace. Because peace never flows from hate.

I thought that was genuine.

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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.

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