Hiroshima: Picking up the Pieces & Fukuoka
Trip Start May 01, 2009
5Trip End May 15, 2009
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After a heavy morning, we grabbed some Italian food, then walked to the Hiroshima-jo (aka the Carp Castle) that was almost totally destroyed by the bomb but rebuilt in 1958. We only spent one day in Hiroshima cause we were headed to Fukuoka 4 hours west of Hiroshima. We got a cute little hotel room on the river and headed to explore the city. Maybe the area we were in was sketchy cause there were a ton of nasty drunk businessmen coming out of the courting bars. Yuk. The next day we bought ferry tickets for Korea, then explored a little. We went for soem famous Ramen soup where you order the soup from a machine, get put in this booth and get to pick/customize items in your ramen - special sauce, green onion, garlic and fat content and hardness of the noodles. We chilled and watched a band in the park, and in the evening we hit up an internet cafe. Now this needs some detail. This place was crazy witha ton of computers and walls upon walls of videogames/Japanimation movies. At this place you can buy out seats for 24hours. My brother's heaven probably! Since a lot of people have all nighters at this place, they have unlimited free drinks and icecream - so we got our money's worth. We got coffee, Fanta, slurpees and icecream. Mmmm mmmm. We were beat so watched the Davinci Code in Japanese on tv only recognizing worlds like arigato, dayjobu (OK) and ichiban (meaning "Number 1"). We're pretty beat after 2 weeks of non stop travel and sight seeing in Japan, but it's an amazing country with so much to see and do. We're so glad we came here!! Next stop: South Korea!