Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island

Miyajima Island 6-17-2012 8:54:59 PM Sunday, June 17th Today we went to Miyajima Island, where there is a Torii gate at Itsukushima Shrine that is placed in a spot where it is sometimes in the middle of the ocean and sometimes in the middle of a beach. A neat bonus...
Bitchu-Takahashi Castle and Gion Corner

Bitchu-Takahashi Castle and Gion Corner

Bitchu-Takahashi Castle and Gion Corner 6-16-2012 11:19:30 AM Saturday, June 16th Chris and I woke up and took our little walk to the subway station from Chisun Hotel in Hiroshima. We were headed to Bitchu-Takahashi Castle. It was a rainy looking day. By the time we...
Hiroshima

Hiroshima

Hiroshima 6-15-2012 3:22:23 PM Friday, June 15th Today, Chris and I went to the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Museum. This museum remembers the victims of the atomic bomb. They had displays that told the actions leading to the event, lists of the 140,000 victims next to...
Kyoto Day 4

Kyoto Day 4

Wednesday, June 13th  We traveled to go see the golden pavilion today. It was originally the retirement villa of the shogun and according to his will it became a Zen temple after his death in 1408. It is really covered in gold leaf. Like a lot of temples and buildings...
Osaka

Osaka

Osaka 6-12-2012 3:40:20 PM Tuesday, June 12th Today we took a day trip to Osaka from Kyoto. We went to the aquarium in Osaka because it is one of the biggest aquariums and has the biggest saltwater tank in the world. We also found the best sushi place EVER. Aquarium...
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