Yesterday was Xmas and we bulleted to Hiroshima for the day. Did you know that 2014 is the 50th anniversary of Shinkansen service in Japan. Fiftieth! Puts all other rapid transit systems, or (for Toronto) dreams thereof, to shame
Our time in Hiroshima was largely taken up visiting the memorials, there are many, for those killed by the first A-bomb in 1945. It was a sobering day. Hard to imagine what it must have been like, and why it was thought to be necessary.
We had lunch at a market in the city centre where there were 3 floors of small restaurants selling different variations of okonomiyaki, a crepe – covered in cabbage, bacon, egg and noodles. Cooked on the counter in front of you, and served with special sauce… mmmm, yummy.