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Modern Japan

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A May 2004 trip to Hiroshima by Zeke111

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Photo, Hiroshima, Japan More Photos
Quote: Hiroshima is a beautiful city reconstructed from the destruction of war. If you are in the country and can fit it in, stop by for a look at modern Japan

Modern Japan

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Overview

A-bomb dome Photo, Hiroshima, Japan
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Hiroshima is a beautiful and modern (reconstructed after the bombing) Japanese city. It has fascinating outdoor malls, an eloquent and beautiful castle, and a thought-provoking tribute to peace. The people are wonderful and helpful, even if you are like me, a dumb American trying not to insult them at every turn. Quick Tips: Take a Japanese-English dictionary with you, and in the worst case, allow the people you are trying to communicate with just to read out of the book what you are trying to tell them. Everyone is very nice, and they all want to help you get to where you are going, so don't be afraid to ask. The Japanese culture is a beautiful and spiritual one. If you have the op...Read More

Rihga Royal Hotel

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Hotel

Rihga Royal Hotel Photo, Hiroshima, Japan
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This hotel, the tallest building in Hiroshima, is located only a few minutes drive from the Shinkansen station. There are hundreds of taxis available and you should have no problem picking one up and getting to the hotel. The hotel is located in the center of the city, conveniently only walking distance from the outdoor mall, the major electronic store, and the Peace Memorial Park. It is big and modern. On one side of the hotel is the Hiroshima Castle and the other is a 12-story mall structure consisting of many stores and restaurants. It offers you everything from classic Japanese sushi to American burgers. Inside the hotel is beautiful and elegant. It is clear that Japan is putti...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 22, 2005

Rihga Royal Hotel
6-78 Motomachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Japan
81-(0)82-502-1121

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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Attraction | "Peace Memorial Museum"

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Photo, Hiroshima, Japan
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If you are in Hiroshima, you need to take the opportunity to stop by the Peace Memorial Park and the atomic bomb museum. While it is beautiful, it is a reminder of the costs of war. In the center of the park are the Cenotaph, Pond of Peace, and the Flame of Peace. All are representations of Hiroshima's commitment to peace and the restoration of their city, as well as a reminder to the loss that war can cause. Behind the Cenotaph is the Peace Memorial Museum. In the museum, you will find a timeline of the events that occurred on August 6, 1945. It includes stories of individuals who survived and those that did not from before the bomb blast until minutes, days, and weeks after. Ther...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 22, 2005

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
1-2 Nakajima-cho
Hiroshima, Japan 730-0811
+81 (0)82 241 4004

Outdoor Mall

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Attraction

Outdoor Mall Photo, Hiroshima, Japan
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Another place you should stop by while in Hiroshima is the outdoor mall that is again walking distance from the Rihga Royal Hotel. If you go a few blocks straight out the back of the hotel, you can't miss it. The mall consist of a long corridor with open-air ends and a high arching tent strung between the two buildings that make up either side of the mall. As you walk down the center of the mall, you will find unique stores lining either side of the complex. Make sure you stop by the 100 yen store (the dollar store) to find some cheap gifts for you family or maybe a sake set for yourself. The mall also has a couple of interesting toy stores where you can find classic Japan toys from anime, ...Read More

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Outdoor Mall
A few blocks from the Rihga Royal Hotel
Hiroshima, Japan

Deodeo

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Attraction

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Deodeo is one of many electronic stores in Japan that, as a Westerner, I couldn't miss. The store is located right across the street from the Rihga Royal hotel. It is a tall building with many levels and lots of people. Let's get to the important stuff: all the cool electronics. Each floor in this impressive store has a different type of electronics. On the lower levels were the larger household appliances, including washers and dryers and refrigerators, and as you went up the escalators, the devises got smaller and more complicated, starting with a flat-screen plasma television, then the DVD and DVR players. As you can imagine, there was a whole floor dedicated to games and game systems. ...Read More

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Deodeo
Next to the Rihga Royal Hotel
Hiroshima, Japan