Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Our train to Tokyo was at lunch time. We had time to walk around central Hiroshima and visit some places on our list.

After putting our luggage in the locker, we took a tourist bus to the Peace Memorial Museum. This was as poignant as it was harrowing.

The Peace Memorial Park, in which the museum sits, is a lovely place to walk around. There were origami cranes made by school students to commemorate Sadako Sasaki, a victim of the atomic bombings.

We also saw the Atomic Bomb Dome, once an exhibition hall, now serving, in its ruined state, as a memorial to the over 140,000 people who were killed in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

On our way back to the station, we glimpsed the castle and visited a beautiful park, Shukkelen.

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