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Hiroshima


Genbaku dome - atomic bomb dome:
Genbaku dome - atomic bomb dome in Hiroshima, Japan.
Located on the delta of the Ota River on Hiroshima Bay, and divided into six islands by the seven channels of the river, Hiroshima is the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, Japan, and capital of the the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, As of 2007, Hiroshima had a population of 1,159,391.

On August 6th 1945, during the closing days of World War II, the first atomic bomb used in warfare, "Little Boy", was dropped by the American B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay" on the city of Hiroshima. Approximately 70,000 people were killed by the bomb, 69% of the city's buildings completely destroyed, and further 6.6% of the buildings severely damaged. A further 60,000 people died from injuries and the effects of radiation during the next few months.

Hiroshima was rebuilt after the end of World War II, principally after 1949, when the Japanese government passed the "Hiroshima Peace Memorial City Construction Law". Also in 1949, the Japanese parliament also declared that Hiroshima would henceforth be a city of peace, and a result the city is today a leading location for peace and social conferences.

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima is commemorated by a variety of memorials and events in the city, principally the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. This is a large park in the center of Hiroshima.. The most recognizable symbol of the park is the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, usually known as the "Atomic Bomb Dome" or "Genbaku Dome", which is the preserved remains of what was the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, a building which lay almost directly beneath the site of the atomic explosion.

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Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Surrounding Areas

By Matthew Baxter

Super Cheap Japan
Released: 2017-09-22
Kindle Edition (181 pages)

Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Surrounding Areas
 
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Super Cheap Japan is the ultimate budget travel guide to Japan, full of the most useful, up-to-date information for a cheap holiday in Japan. With extensive tax-free shopping, crazily discounted train passes and an unbelievable exchange rate, there has never been a better time to visit. Unlike other guides, this book shows you exactly how, where and when you can save money. Go shopping for $4 clothes in Tokyo, enjoy inexpensive hikes in Nikko, or visit Kyoto’s beautiful shrines and gardens on the cheap; all with this super helpful guide.

Inside the Super Cheap Japan guide book:

  • Budget food - eat for only a few dollars with comprehensive listings of low-cost restaurants, takeouts, supermarkets and more
  • Budget shopping - 100 yen ($1) shops, free sample hotspots, tax-free shopping, discount passes and coupons
  • Color maps for budget travelers, making it super easy to get around
  • Highlights and itineraries based on discount train or bus passes, so you can keep your wallet happy while still having an amazing holiday
  • Train and bus passes - local, regional and national passes, and info on how to use them for additional savings at tourist hotspots
  • Hidden treasures - walking and cycling routes to cut down on train fares, cheap side trips and free alternatives to crowded, overpriced spots
  • Essential help for budget travelers - expert travel tips, free tours, simple to understand directions, translations for places that don’t have English support
  • Cheap accommodation - the best and cheapest capsule hotels, net cafes, overnight spas, hostels, campsites and more
  • Guides to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima, Mt Fuji, Miyajima, Himeji Castle, Kobe, Yokohama, Kamakura, Nikko, Hakone, Kansai, Kanto, as well as great off-the-beaten-track places nearby

This book is perfect for backpackers, budget travelers, families on a tight budget, students and those who are new to Japan. Get the most out of this amazing country, without burning a hole in your wallet!

Fodor's Essential Japan (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel
Released: 2019-02-12
Kindle Edition (784 pages)

Fodor s Essential Japan (Full-color Travel Guide Book 1)
 
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Written by locals, Fodor’s Essential Japan is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to Tokyo, Kyoto, and beyond. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Japan travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting countries in Asia.

Japan offers something for every traveler, with opportunities to try outstanding cuisine, experience nature, and immerse yourself in art, nightlife, and adventure. The country continues to draw visitors to experience its exquisite beauty. In stunning full-color, Fodor’s Essential Japan illustrates the country’s eternal draws, from ancient temples and gardens and the deliberate pace of the tea ceremony, to the dizzying, frenetic pulse of its high-tech cities.

Fodor’s Essential Japan includes:

    •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Fully updated, including fresh reviews on new hotels in Kyoto, to a closer look at the increasingly popular Okinawa prefecture, plus the latest in culture, dining, and art.
    •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide captures the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Japan to inspire you.
    •DETAILED MAPS: Full color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.
    •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Full color photos will help inspire you. Stunning magazine-style color features highlight must-have experiences, including Japan’s history and cuisine, shopping in Tokyo, gorgeous sites like Mount Fuji and temples in Kyoto and Shikoku, the art of Monozukuri, a walking tour through Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park, and more.
    •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Sample itineraries will help you plan and customize your own itinerary so you can make the most of your time. Includes tips on where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.
    •INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Fodor's Japan features a beautifully illustrated Japanese Cultural Primer, with the lowdown on everything from etiquette to the tea ceremony to the Japanese obsession with baseball. Money-saving tips help travelers make the most of their yen. Each individual chapter has its own planner section with all visitors need to know about regional transportation and accommodation.
    •JAPANESE CHARACTERS AND TRANSLITERATIONS: This edition includes Japanese characters and transliterations across our listings for hotels, restaurants, sights and more, making the guide indispensable for solo exploring.
    •SPECIAL EVENTS COVERAGE: Information on experiencing the Cherry Blossom Festival which takes place from March to May (or February in Okinawa).
    •COVERS: Tokyo, Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Okinawa, Sapporo, Hiroshima, and more.

ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.

Looking for a more in-depth look at Japan’s capital city? Check out Fodor’s Tokyo.

Japan on a Budget: Travel to Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Hiroshima Without Breaking the Bank

By Christopher Haywood

Released: 2018-04-28
Kindle Edition (44 pages)

Japan on a Budget: Travel to Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Hiroshima Without Breaking the Bank
 
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Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Kobe, Hiroshima and Kyoto are top destinations. Each city or province offers a varied landscape, culture, and cuisine from one another. Trying to figure out how to traverse the towns and regions will take planning, but it can be done and on a budget.

This book will tell you:

How to travel inexpensively around Japan
How to dine out and eat delicious food without emptying your wallet
Cheap places to visit
Where to go hiking
How to find cheap accommodation
..and more!!

Travel weekends of salaried workers: Hiroshima direction of travel (Japanese Edition)

By hamada

Released: 2016-07-23
Kindle Edition (52 pages)

Travel weekends of salaried workers: Hiroshima direction of travel (Japanese Edition)
 
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東京在住のサラリーマンが、土曜日・日曜日を利用して岩国・広島へ名所と名物を楽しみに旅してきました。
忙しい社会人の皆さん、週末旅行の参考にして下さい。

Lonely Planet Discover Japan (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Ray Bartlett, Craig McLachlan, Simon Richmond & Benedict Walker

Lonely Planet
Paperback (324 pages)

Lonely Planet Discover Japan (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet's Discover Japan is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. See traditional geisha in Kyoto, hike up Mt Fuji, or shop around the clock in Tokyo; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Japan and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Discover Japan:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, onsen, ryokan, customs, etiquette
  • Covers Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Japan Alps, Fuji Five Lakes, Mt Fuji, Hiroshima, Osaka, Naoshima, Hokkaido, Kagoshima, Okinawa, Kii Peninsula and more

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Hiroshima in the Morning

By Rahna Reiko Rizzuto

Brand: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Paperback (336 pages)

Hiroshima in the Morning
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In June 2001 Rahna Reiko Rizzuto went to Hiroshima in search of a deeper understanding of her war-torn heritage. She planned to spend six months there, interviewing the few remaining survivors of the atomic bomb. A mother of two young boys, she was encouraged to go by her husband, who quickly became disenchanted by her absence.
It is her first solo life adventure, immediately exhilarating for her, but her research starts off badly. Interviews with the hibakusha feel rehearsed, and the survivors reveal little beyond published accounts. Then the attacks on September 11 change everything. The survivors' carefully constructed memories are shattered, causing them to relive their agonizing experiences and to open up to Rizzuto in astonishing ways.
Separated from family and country while the world seems to fall apart, Rizzuto's marriage begins to crumble as she wrestles with her ambivalence about being a wife and mother. Woven into the story of her own awakening are the stories of Hiroshima in the survivors' own words. The parallel narratives explore the role of memory in our lives and show how memory is not history but a story we tell ourselves to explain who we are.
Rahna Reiko Rizzuto's highly acclaimed first novel, Why She Left Us, won an American Book Award in 2000. She is a faculty member in the MFA in creative writing program at Goddard College, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

The Hiroshima Agenda: The past isn't what it used to be; neither is the future!

By Robert Clemons

Independently published
Paperback (289 pages)

The Hiroshima Agenda: The past isn t what it used to be; neither is the future!
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An unmanned, experimental time machine from the 22nd century becomes stranded in 1947. NSA has it, but after years of trying, can’t enter it. The discovery of the time machine sparks renewed enthusiasm in a related mystery from World War II. American Military Intelligence has had evidence since 1941, that a time traveler assisted the Japanese in a Top Secret project throughout the war years. This mysterious man had been trapped in the past since 1939. When he became aware of the stranded, unmanned prototype machine now in NSA hands, he began a two decade long search, that ultimately brought him into contact with Jason Delacroix, in 1969, a young ASA soldier with "special" gifts. This unlikely pair joins forces in Saigon, Vietnam, during the height of the war. They gain access to the machine. Jason learns a related secret, hidden by NSA since World War II, that may destroy the human race. Is this true, or fiction? Don't make up your mind until you've read, The Hiroshima Agenda. It may be that some of the social upheaval in our world today can be explained by this "novel." This exciting time travel story will leave you wondering about the nature of reality. It's a trip through parallel universes and time, exploring the modern view of the nature of the multiverse, questioning things that seem real and aren't, and discovering things that look unreal but are the very fabric of reality. As you read Jason's story, you will learn two huge secrets previously known only by a small number of people in America's Intelligence community. The atomic bombs were not dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end World War II, and the Vietnam War was not fought to prevent Communist Aggression. There was a more malevolent reason for both events. When you read the answers, you may believe in your gut that Jason is real, that time travel is happening today, right under our noses, and that this may be the reason our world has turned upside down since the 60's.


 
 
 

 
 
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