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Day 2-3 – in Hiroshima – What do you focus on?

I love Hiroshima and I’ll return since I’m leaving today and I haven’t seen half of what this area has to offer.

Before I went to Hiroshima I met several people telling me, that the 2 days I chose to stay in Hiroshima was more than enough, because Hiroshima is a sad place to be. Why? – because of the many reminders of bombing back in the second world war. Of course, I saw the peace park and the places under rebuilding, but I get inspired by it since people here are living their lives and rebuilding the city. Even the castle is being rebuild so I see a city that is raising itself from the dust with pride and what could be more inspiring? I haven’t met one Japanese talking about the bombing or treated anybody I’ve seen with disrespect, hate or like. This is something a lot of other nationalities could learn from. I haven’t met anybody taking on the victim role instead I see the mentality of a people standing together.

It’s all about how you choose to see life and things. Do you hang on to the past or do you focus on the present and future? Do you stand together in dark times or do you sit down and chose to become the victim? It’s all about choice. We might not be able to change the circumstances but we’ve the choice of how to react. Yes admitted sometimes it takes a little time and even a friendly kick to turn a situation around to a positive perspective but it can be done and it makes life so much easier.

Today I’m leaving for Tokyo and I’m so excited even though I could have used 3-4 days more here.

The food here is amazing and even with my challenges I’ve been eating well every day.

The hostel K’s house is recommendable for everything – it’s really a good place to stay.

If you’ve a Japan Rail pass you can ride for free in the loop sightseeing buses.

So see you again Hiroshima

Day 1 touring Japan

Ok yesterday was one weird day but in the good way and it ended up showing how amazing the Japanese people are.

Yesterday I left the temple I’ve been staying in for 45 days. Next stop Hiroshima where I’m staying for 3 nights.

I was accompanied by Pierre from the temple to Oita and Jiho had a ceremony close to Oita so we only had to take the train for a short while.

In Oita station I was gladly surprises because I had ordered my Japan Rail Pass after I entered Japan and that is not according to procedure but no problem at all. This is an amazing thing because now I can travel around in Japan for the next 14 days as I feel like. Here in Hiroshima I even can use the sightseeing buses for free.

I locked my luggage in a locker and we used a couple of hours in Oita together and ate at one of my favorite places (they have an amazing orange jelly).

Then the fun started 😀 I got on the wrong sonic train – apparently there were two trains going at the same time so I found the conductor and he places me in a seat that wasn’t reserved and all was good until I woke up heard Kokura on the speaker and the time was correct according to my ticket. I jumped up and took my stuff and managed to get out of the train before it left again … on the wrong station (one to early). I went down to the ticket booth and explained that I made a mistake and without anything but a smile I got new tickets to Hiroshima.

Here there were a tourist information and I showed this lovely lady the address on my hostel. She told me to take the sightseeing bus to the Bomb Dome and explained me about the free use of the bus because I’ve my Japan Rail Pass. I was a bit confused by it because I thought I had booked a hostel close to the train station. While driving there it began to rain massively. Wrong place 😀
Ok what to do so I took a cap and it wasn’t much fortunately.

The hostel (K’s house) is amazing and mainly European and American guest so it’s social too. The standard is high but it’s so weird to sleep in a normal bed again. I miss my futon and tatamis 🙂

The evening went with getting settled and find some food and making origami with 3 other guests. That was so lovely because I’d prepared myself on being “alone” the next 14 days because I’m traveling alone and the hostel I stayed at in Osaka had guest that didn’t socialize.

I went to bed at 10 pm when I couldn’t keep my eyes open any more.

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