Monday, June 6, 2016

Day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima Island Part TWO - Atomic Bomb Dome, Peace Memorial Park and Museum

For the second half of the same day trip, I visited Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. I finished the day by visiting Hiroshima Okonomiyaki mura (お好み焼き 村) for its famous Hiroshima style savory Okonomiyaki pancake.
May Peace Prevail on Earth. Atomic Bomb Dome. Hiroshima Japan.


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The second half of the day was spent in Hiroshima. I planned Hiroshima sightseeing as the the second half of the day trip because of the easy access to bullet or JR train to go back to my hotel.


I took the JR ferry from Miyjima Island back to JR Miyajimaguchi station. Then, I took the same Sanyo line train back to the JR/Bullet train Hiroshima station.
JR Miyajimaguchi station. Hiroshima Miyajima



After obtaining information from the tourism office staff at JR Hiroshima station, I decided to buy the Tram day-pass (about 600 yen) for the convenience of not having to buy each individual tickets.
One of the more modern tram in Hiroshima city


Arriving at Genbaku-Dome-Mae (原爆ドーム前) tram station. I saw the iconic sight of Hiroshima, A-Bomb Dome, which is the historic remain of atomic blast that took place on August 6th,1945.
A-Bomb Dome. Hiroshima Japan


This site was preserved very nicely.
Iconic A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima Japan


Hiroshima has come a long way since the bombing that took place at the city center.
A-Bomb Dome building in the city center. Hiroshima Japan


I walked across the bridge and arrived at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
View of A-Bomb Dome from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan


Another group of students were taking their school field trip to Hiroshima Atomic bomb site.
Children's Peace Monument at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan


Iconic A-bomb dome is within short walking distance of the Peace memorial park and museum.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan


After paying nominal fee, I entered Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Japan


Time stopped at 8:15am on August 6th, 1945.
Time stopped on Atomic Bomb Watch. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Japan


The exhibit shows how powerful the Atomic bomb was by displaying melted rocks and concrete.
Atomic Bomb melted rocks. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Japan


Deformed glass bottle due to the heat dissipated by the atomic bomb.
Atomic Bomb melted glass bottle. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan


There were many international tourists visiting Hiroshima Peace Memorial park and museum.
Exterior of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan



Using my tram day-pass, I continued on my journey of venturing in Hiroshima city.
A more nostalgic tram streetcar in Hiroshima, Japan


Passing by bustling streets of downtown Hiroshima.
Bustling streets of downtown Hiroshima, Japan


Many sightseeing areas in the world offer heart-shaped "sculpture" for romantic photographic opportunity for couples.
Lovers' Delight. Hiroshima Japan

I was wondering around in the city, searching for the Okonomiyaki Mura restaurant food court.
Food truck for creative crepe dessert in Hiroshima Japan


Okonomiyaki mura restaurant food court can be easily missed if not  paying attention. Look for the building on the left in the photograph.
Recognize the building on the left for the Okonomiyaki Mura Village (food theme park)


Second, third and fourth floors of the building were dedicated to the Okonomiyaki themed food court.
Second, third, and fourth floors are dedicated to Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki


There were plenty of restaurant vendors to choose from. No need to wait in line on weekdays.
Full of Hiroshima style okonomiyaki vendors


I picked the restaurant that had the most number of customers.
Special utensil for Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki


It was very appetizing watching the chef at work.
Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki cooked by professionals in front you


Hiroshima Okonomiyaki cooked right in front of customers is the best.
Signature Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki is the noodles on the bottom


This was one of my favorite photographs I have taken during this day trip. I took it right by the iconic Hiromshima Atomtic Bomb Dome.
Father teaches daughter about peace near Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park





INFORMATION
Atomic Bomb Dome 原爆ドーム (Tripadvisor)
1-10 Otemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0051

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park 広島平和記念公園 (Tripadvisor)
1 Nakajimacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0811

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum 広島平和記念資料館 (Tripadvisor)
1-2 Nakajimacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0811

Hiroshima OkonomiMura お好み村 (Tripadvisor)
5-13 Shintenchi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture 730-0034

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