Planning a trip to Japan should consist of more than visiting the popular cities of Tokyo and Osaka. There’s so much history hidden in each city that you’ll need close to two weeks to even begin doing justice to the beauty that is hidden in every little city and town of Japan.
On our trip back in 2015, Hiroshima was at the top of my must-see list. For that specific reason I knew I wasn’t leaving Japan without having at least spent a few hours wandering these beautifully historical streets.
Located somewhat six hours outside of Tokyo, there’s something so eerily serene about Hiroshima. Perhaps it’s the strong, undeniably sad history of being a targeted city during World War II or the heart-warmingly calm nature and overwhelming positivity of the local people.
It was an early morning because of the six hour train ride… but the scenery on the way is worth the long ride. Depending on the weather, you can even see Mount Fuji from the train. We got to Hiroshima and our first stop was the Atomic Bomb Dome. It’s beautiful but eerie as well. As you walk around the vicinity you can see blackened shadows of people who were standing there at the time the bomb hit.
We wandered neatly lined streets and eventually made our way to a little restaurant to have some traditional Japanese dinner before getting back on the train.
What a beautiful day.