Hiroshima is a famous city in Japan, known for the Itsukushima shrine (above), Miyajima island, the Peace Memorial Park and the castle. In the culinary world, Hiroshima specializes in okonomiyaki and oysters. Many people do day trips from Osaka or Kyoto. We did one of these trips in 2017, read HERE.
In April 2019, I only had 24 hours to explore the city so here was what I did 🤤
I arrived to Hiroshima from Fukuoka via shinkansen. After checking in to Vessel Inn Hiroshima Ekimae (HERE), I headed out to see the beautiful Hiroshima castle (more pics HERE).
I paid a visit to the Peace Memorial Park and Atomical Bomb Dome (HERE). I didn't want to enter the Hiroshima Memorial museum because of how saddening it was in our last visit in 2017.
I went back to Nagataya for the famous oyster okonomiyaki. It was just as good as I remembered.
The next day, I checked out and headed for the train station. There was a small don restaurant where I ordered oysters with rice. The oysters were huge and "meaty" and very savoury, soaked in a soy-based sauce.
I had an hour to kill before my shinkansen arrived so I went to this random coffee shop to sit. The rule in Japan is if you're going to sit in a store, you must purchase one item from the store. This was a cream cake. It was very fluffy and not overtly sweet. I also got a bento box for my ride to Okayama.
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