Last weekend I had the chance to visit Hiroshima and Miyajima, two of the places I most wanted to visit in Japan.
It was a two day trip which first day was spent in Hiroshima, and the second in Miyajima, where stands my beloved Itsukushima Shrine.
The first day was… shocking. Visiting the Peace Memorial (Dome) and the Peace Memorial Museum was quite an experience. More than 70 years ago, people were here, in this very place, living their normal lives, doing their normal stuff, when a “Little Boy” fell from the sky and transformed everything into ash.
It was really shocking to watch the dome itself, and to hear the comments from survivors in the museum. There were also items from that time, like a clock stopped at the time the bomb was dropped, 8:15 in the morning. God, what a morning it was. I find it very difficult to express it into words. But somehow there are three words that express everything: No More Hiroshimas. Let’s make this a better world guys.
On the second day, the visit to Miyajima was really nice and I took a lot of pictures of this sacred place. It feels holy, and very peaceful. Just perfect. Have a check below! 🙂
Will certainly return one day!