Hiroshima and Miyajima October 17th 2007 So after rushing through the multitudes of Onsens in Beppu, a "relaxing" stop in the trip left me more tired than before. We left Amit in Beppu left by 11AM, heading for Hiroshima.
Our ultimate destination is Miyajima, the sacred island off the coast of Hiroshima in the Japan Inland Sea and said to be one of the top 3 scenic sights in Japan.
Hiroshima was basically what I thought it would be, a ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hiroshima In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more