We had our buffet breakfast in the hotel and proceeded to walk to Peace Memorial Park. It was a sunny day, during the late-morning rush hour: cars, bikes, motorcycles, people everywhere, birds chirping, and locusts calling. We got to the Motoyasu River and took a right to go north. THEN THERE IT WAS, the A-Bomb dome! It was very moving--the thought that less than 60 years ago everything in this area was vaporized in a fireball when the first atomic bomb was dropped. Of Hiroshima's 350,000 residents, almost half of them lost their lives.
We then toured Peace Memorial Park. In the park is the A-Bomb Memorial Mound, where the ashes of 70,000 unidentified people are buried. There is also the statue...Read More