Tram in Hiroshima
Inside the tram
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park 広島平和記念公園 is a memorial park dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb's direct and indirect victims.
The first symbol which we saw in the park is the A-Bome dome. At 8.15am on August 6, 1945, Little Boy — the first atomic bomb to be used in war — detonated almost directly above the dome. When the bomb exploded, it was one of the few buildings to remain standings, and remains so today.
Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students
Thousand of origami cranes
The Children's Peace Monument is a statue dedicated to the memory of the children who died as a result of the bombing.
Statue of the A-Bomb Children
The peace flame has burned continuously since it was lit in 1964, and will remain lit until all nuclear bombs on the planet are destroyed and the planet is free from the threat of nuclear annihilation.
The cenotaph holds a register of all the people killed by the bomb. The cenotaph carries the epitaph "安らかに眠って下さい 過ちは 繰返しませぬから": "Rest in Peace, for the error shall not be repeated."
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Fountain of Prayer
Peace Memorial Museum consist of two building, the museum surveys the history of Hiroshima and the advent of the nuclear bomb. Opening hours: 8.30am - 6pm (until 7pm in Aug, until 5pm from Dec-Feb). Admission: ¥50.
History of HiroshimaA watch stopped at the time of bomb
Reason for dropping the atomic bomb in Hiroshima
Replica of A-Bomb dome
Before the bomb...
...After the bomb
Camera of victim
Singapore textbook about WWII
Photos of the mushroom clouds
Walking into the exhibits on the damages of the bomb
Clothes worn by the victims
Lunchbox of a victim
A victim's bicycle
Human shadow etched in stoneNotes burned from the atomic bomb
Fused roof tiles
Effects of the atomic bomb
Measurement of radiation
I left the museum with a heavy heart after looking through the photos and exhibits. War is cruel to mankind and let us pray that there will be world peace.
Ferry to Miyajima from Peace Memorial park
These students are asking tourists questions to practice their English
A gift from the studentsTram tracks
We went back to the hostel and collect our luggages. We took the same Shinkasen but I alighted at Okayama as I wanted to visit Okayama castle and Korakuen garden. The rest went back to Osaka as they are going to Osaka Aquarium. I felt pretty excited as I'm navigating around on my own in Japan!
After exiting Okayama station, I looked around for luggage locker to store my luggage. Then I decided to have my lunch at MacDonalds. I ordered pork burger set as I never tried before. I found nothing special about the pork patty as it taste similar to the Big Breakfast chicken patty.MacDonalds in Okayama