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Photos from Japan – A Day In Hiroshima City – 15/10/13

I’m sure many people reading this article will know of the city of Hiroshima. In fact, I’m sure many have visited the city to pay their respects whilst traveling Japan. However, there’s much more to the city for me.

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As much as I love Tokyo, it’s fast paced, packed streets sometimes leave me feeling uneasy. Hiroshima on the other hand has an entirely different atmosphere, much closer to the cities of Australia.

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I mean, don’t get me wrong, there’s still plenty going on in the city, in fact it’s a great place for car-spotting.

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In fact, it’s an amazing city for car spotting.

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But there’s more to it than that …

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For a Japanese city, Hiroshima also has an awesome amount of green space.

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Various large gardens scattered throughout the city which can completely transport you away from the noise of the city in seconds.

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I think this is another big reason why I love the city so much. I can be so peaceful if that’s what you want. And yet, you’re never really disconnected from the warmth of the place either.

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And yet, somehow thousands of travelers seem to overlook this side of Hiroshima when they visit, something I still can’t get my head around. I mean, I do understand the pull that places like the Peace-Park generates, but to me, seeing places like the Hiroshima MOCA and the Shukkei-en gardens is just as, if not more important.

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Because at the end of the day, if all you go to see Hiroshima for is a famous structure and a museum …

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You might not ever notice just what an amazing, wonderful city Hiroshima really is.

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