“Ikari no Hiroshima, inori no Nagasaki”—Hiroshima rages, Nakasaki prays—goes the Japanese phrase that perfectly expresses the two cities’ contrasting approaches to reconstruction after the 1945 nuclear attacks by the US.
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Not even restoration work can detract from the beauty of Japan’s ‘Island of the Gods’; James Bolinger; Stars & Stripes
The floating O-torii and Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima south of Hiroshima are two of Japan’s most popular attractions, but ongoing restoration work there shouldn’t stop Americans stationed in Japan from planning a visit.
Source: Itsukushima Shrine
Pedaling through one of the world’s best cycling routes. Marveling at the burst of colors that lights up the night at Hiroshima castle. Exploring a centuries-old shrine built on water. It may come as a surprise that Hiroshima offers such diverse attractions.
The mid-February air was thin and cold; Asta Alvarez couldn’t feel her cheeks. A few minutes after her ferry began to sail, she immediately spotted it. Her hands were getting numb, but she kept on clicking lest she miss out on one of Japan’s three most celebrated scenic views — the Itsukushima Shrine.
Travel News -Some of Japan’s most scenic and significant spots are tucked away in the Chugoku region, a place brimming with history, culture and spirituality. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Exploring the cities of the island of Kyushu and the western part of Japan in five days was beyond my imagination—but with the help of a detailed itinerary and Japan’s efficient transportation network, my travel buddies and I were able to tick several places off our bucket list.
Source: Kyushu and Kansai by train