My boyfriend and I have been living in Japan for almost two years, but our Japan travels have been pretty abysmal. So, very randomly, we decided to head out to Hiroshima for a weekend. OK, to be honest it wasn’t very random, it was because our booking was very last minute and all the nearby areas were super expensive, so Hiroshima was the only one that looked affordable.
(Although, later we discovered we completely forgot to factor in the cost of the Shinkansen, which completely bankrupted us. FYI, a one-way ticket from Tokyo Shinagawa station to Hiroshima station was 18,000JPY).
We started our trip in Miyajima. My colleague Charlotte told me that it was her absolute favourite place in Japan to visit, so I was pretty psyched to go check it out!
The next day, we decided to explore Hiroshima a little bit. We went to the A-Bomb Site and museum. It was really terrible to see. The devastation of nuclear powers and of war is just so beyond comprehension.
It was pretty heavy, and it’s hard not to walk away from it without feeling pretty emotional.
As we were only there for 2 days, we had to leave very quickly to head back to Tokyo, so my boyfriend and I decided to try out the famous Hiroshima okonomiyaki, at a restaurant called Nagata-ya. If in Hiroshima, go to Nagata-ya, it was very, very good!
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