Click here if you would like to read an overview of my 2 weeks vacation in Southen Taiwan
I guess everyone who visit Hiroshima City would definitely not miss the Peace Memorial Museum. It's actually the reason why i chose to wwoof at Hiroshima. I've always been interested in History.
But It wasn't as good as i expected it to be, probably because i went there at the wrong timing, it was so crowded that i had a hard time seeing the exhibts.
The Peace Memorial Park is huge; pretty nice to walk around. But visiting places like this always bring one's mood down. Well, it's really about learning from history and not letting horrible things happen again.
I also went to Hiroshima Castle. But honestly, it was alright... I guess after seeing Himeji Castle, other castles just look fine to me. haha.
That's all i did at Hiroshima city actually. haha.
I recently met a lady who live in Hiroshima and has a blog that is all about Hiroshima (attractions, food, events etc). I found out from her that there's a huge waste incineration plant there that is extremely informative. I wish i knew that earlier. So do check out her blog about Hiroshima if you are planning to go there.
Miyajima is famous for it's "floating shrine", which is a World Heritage Site. There are many deers there wandering freely around the streets and parks, just like Nara, but the deers there seems much skinner compared to those at Nara.
To get there, simply take a JR to Miyajimaguchi Station, and from there take the ferry to Miyajima (10mins, 170yen each way).
Don't missed Itsukushima Shrine, I find it really pretty, but i heard it's even nicer when the tide is high.
Miyajima is also famous for it's mountain top view at Mt Misen, which i didn't manage to go because i didn't have enough time. But I highly encourage you to do so, hiking is so rewarding.
Simply walking around the island is good enough for me. It's a pretty island!
Oh i had a super good but rather expensive ice cream (500 yen) when i was there! The ice cream cone is so delicious! It kinda taste like the 白色恋人cookie, which i love so much! You can find it in other parts of Japan too. Best ice cream i had so far.
That's about it! Have fun!