Day Trip to Hiroshima & Miyajima Island

Travel With Nano B.

During my last trip to Kansai region I aimed to see places where I hadn’t been before. I got to tour Nara, off-the-beaten-path Katsuo-ji Temple in Osaka and a few unique shrines in Kyoto. Since I had a full week there, I decided to take advantage of my ample time and hopped onto shinkansen (at a painful cost of $200 RT – you, tourists, have no idea how lucky you are to be able to buy JR passes!) for a day trip to Hiroshima and Miyajima.hiroshima-and-miyajimaWhile sitting on the train to Hiroshima you inevitable think about everything you have ever learned about the devastating events that transpired there during World War II. On August 6, 1945, the Enola Gay dropped the first of two atomic bombs over Hiroshima. The city was leveled almost instantly from the blast and the heat wave and thousands of people were killed…

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