Japan – Day 7 (Hiroshima and Miyajima)

Had to catch a train from Osaka to Shin-Osaka, followed by another bullet to Hiroshima. This one was faster than the last! Clocked an impressive 295kmph.

Booked a tour this time, and we met at a hotel in Hiroshima just outside of the Hiroshima station. Went to visit Miyajima which literally means “Sacred Island” in Japanese. The island is pretty unusual in the sense that you see random deers just wandering the streets. It has a shrine in the middle of the ocean which is one of the main attractions, as well as the shrine itself. After site seeing Miyajima, we moved onto Hiroshima.

We went past many monuments, but the main site was a building that survived an atomic bomb hit, and is now called the A-Bomb site. We also went to see the Hiroshima War Museum. Quite a sad story what happened.

The ride home was on another bullet!

GPS 295kmphMiyajima DeersFloating Shrine in MiyajimaMiyajima ShrineHiroshima A-Bomb SiteShinkansen Train