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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!

Travel Like a Local - Map of Hiroshima: The Most Essential Hiroshima (Japan) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

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Paperback (50 pages)

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Get Ready For The Adventure Of A Lifetime!

Are you planning your next vacation abroad and you’re ready to explore? Do you want to be prepared for everything? Are you ready to experience every new place you visit just like a local? Well, with this amazing Hiroshima (Japan) travel map you’re all set and ready to go!

The Hiroshima (Japan) map was carefully designed to give you amazing results and make traveling easier than ever.

We make sure to constantly update our info to give you the most relevant and accurate information, so you will never get confused or frustrated during your Hiroshima (Japan) trip.

The map is very detailed and it will not only give you all the available roads and routes, but also the essential information to make your Hiroshima (Japan) vacation unforgettable.

In the map you can see all the available means of transport, bus stops and routes so you can always know how to get everywhere.

And because we know that a vacation is not only about the roads and busses, the map gives you many options for eating, drinking and having a good time!

We carefully marked all the restaurants, bars and pubs so you can always find one that is nearby.

In the Hiroshima (Japan) map you will also find the best places to go shopping, the most famous and must-see sights, churches and more.

And if an emergency comes up, there are markings of police stations and hospitals everywhere for your convenience.

Each kind of marking has a different color so you can easily navigate around the map and find exactly what you’re looking for within seconds.

The city is also organized in sections so you can better find your way around.

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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.

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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.

Japan: Japan Travel Guide: 101 Coolest Things to Do in Japan (Tokyo Travel, Kyoto Travel, Osaka Travel, Hiroshima, Budget Travel Japan)

By 101 Coolest Things

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Hiroshima Vacation Journal: Blank Lined Hiroshima Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary Gift Idea for People Who Love to Travel

By Ralph Prince

Independently published
Paperback (100 pages)

Hiroshima Vacation Journal: Blank Lined Hiroshima Travel Journal/Notebook/Diary Gift Idea for People Who Love to Travel
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Document & Display Where You Are, Where You’ve Been & Where You’re Going!

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If you are looking for the perfect journal for your travels, regardless of how far or close you go or how long or brief the trip is...you’ve just found it!

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