Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

We stayed at the Hotel Hokke Club in Hiroshima which is just
a short walk across 4 blocks to reach this Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
We have visited the Atomic site in Nagasaki 2 years ago
and came to Hiroshima to visit the Miyajima Island.
Since we were there, we should also visit the historical
Atomic site and the Museum as well.



 1. My wife always lead me every where in life!
I am always behind snapping photos.
Can you see the ruins of the dome?




 2. This is the closer view by the river of the landmark of the
dome building where the deadly bomb exploded in the mid air.
The 2 Atomic bombs didn't touch the grounds of Nagasaki
& Hiroshima but exploded in the mid air.
I will post the visit to the Atomic Bomb Museum next 
which will show graphics of the deadly bomb.




 3. Statues to commemorate some famous people.





 4. They have a pictorial board to show the history.




 5. One for our Album of Remembrance.
The temperature was 0 degrees Celcius.




6. The bridge that withstood the A-Bomb but it has been rebuilt.
The feeling was very sad as we walked away into the night.

We should say "NO TO NUCLEAR"


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We stayed in 4 different hotels in Japan but
only 2 hotels had the most fantastic breakfast buffets.
I have to share the good reasons with everyone.
This Hotel Hokke Club charged around 1000 Yen
per person to enjoy the lavish quality breakfast buffet.
It is just like RM37.00 per head to allow me to
stuff myself like a 7.00am "brunch meal".
I went back to sleep after my "brunch".



7. This hotel has very high standards in F&B and room service.
I saw several Sumo Wrestlers staying there too.
The buffet tables were longer than what I have snapped.



 8. All their food served were fantastic and deliciously cooked
to perfection. I had never seen any hotel which would proudly
display all the PC tablets beside their signature dishes
to boast all the very finest ingredients & top notch brands 
they have used to cook or marinate them. 
They even briefly shared the origins of those dishes 
from different parts of Japan.



Burp!



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46 comments:

  1. My stay in Japan was in a home stay, I didn't get to try any buffet breakfast like you. RM37 per person for buffet breakfast is considered very cheap and worthy. What a well spread of Japanese foo! If I were you, I would eat a lot a lot and skip the lunch or may be dinner as well. Kekekekeke!


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    1. I agree that 1000 Yen is cheap and the food choices are plenty & unlimited. I actually ate too much to last over lunch time. Saves time & money when traveling.

      Next time, I plan to try homestay so that I can make new Japanese friends too! Most of them are very nice people.

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  2. 1. For me hubby leads the way. I will snapping photos from behind, try to catch up with him and followed by the kids.

    2. Japan no matter where is it, every pales look so calm.

    6. I usually get down to the buffet site around 6.30am. I noticed there are people wake up more early than us too.

    8. I always like their hotel's breakfast.

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    1. Wah! You can wake up at 6.30am in Japan! That would be 5.30am in Malaysia. Wakakakaka... My poor head will get dizzy and tummy upset if I eat so much at that hour. I had to force myself out of hotel bed like a soldier under drill to get down to eat.

      So far all hotels in Japan have good breakfast buffets. My only bad experiences were in China where the hotel in Beijing served white porridge with pickled vegetables and plain mantou to be washed down by Chinese tea! Horrible...

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    2. Aiya, we followed and travelled with agency mar. Is like that. Now I will prefer to travel on our own. hehehe.

      You are absolutely right. When I was in Zhuhai that will be the worst one serving like you said white porridge with pickled vegetables. Even that food served not enough some more. Pengsan...

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  3. Hello TM!! Thank you for the lovely postcard from Japan! So thoughtful of you, I am touched. Both of you are really enjoying yourselves in Japan... so nice to go as free and easy tour.. after brunch can still go back to sleep, that is what I love too! hahahaha.. otherwise if follow tour, will definitely sleep in the bus!

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    1. You are most welcome. Just a small postcard only. Hope you will continue to travel every year but kena jaga your beautiful legs. Legs are often more important than hands, right??

      I hope that I will not need to follow tours again.

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  4. I am always fascinated with hotel's buffets, the ones that offer breakfast buffet will sure attract me most. I can imagine the nice spread of Japanese food there.

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    1. We all love to eat Japanese food. So when you have a Japanese food's buffet spread, it's like eating in heavens!

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  5. If go travel, hubby will lead the way.. If harapkan me, I sit there whine already.. Haha..I love hotel buffets and I like to sapu a bit of everything, well, except fruits+cereals+toasts..RM37 for buffet is very cheap.. If me, I'd come back to the same place to checkout their lunch buffet, hi-tea and lastly dinner buffet..

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    1. You are such a pampered Mummy and your hubby has to be navigator. Now you can start booking the cheap AA fares for year end.

      The hotel buffet at RM37 is very cheap esp in Japan when eating outside is costly. Here we cannot even find a hotel buffet under RM50.

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  6. Form photo #1 I can see that you are lagging far behind :D The buffet tables are so clean and neat. They even have PC tablets to display information on the food.

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  7. I am always slower in walking as my wifey is much younger and definitely faster. She also runs around the Kiara Park so often.

    Next time you can place your tablets in your kitchen for your partner to read and appreciate your cooking.

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  8. #1.. so Anay is the man behind the successful Letchumy?? you have given her your fullest support, you see what is happening ahead of her from behind, and you are happy to back her.. i see the flowers, when you mention your wife then i see her in the far end, when you asked about the dome then i see it in the further end..

    #2.. it looks just like a normal city with a river, if one doesn't know about the history of the city..

    #3.. who were those famous people??

    #4.. now the sign is a good source of information.. they still keep the ruins and i guess if there is one in Bolehland, it has already been demolished and become a shopping center or condominium..

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    1. Behind this successful woman in Anay lah! Muahahaha
      It is so true that this city looks normal, vibrant and nice. No one would believe that they were bombed and burnt to ashes.

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  9. #5.. i first look at the ruins, and then the two person posing in front of it.. looks like a man and a kid!!! hehehe~~

    #6.. i love this photo, it's very beautiful..

    #7.. wow, sumo wrestlers enjoying their buffet!! i have seen one but i can imagine how much and how long they could be eating.. i like the idea of having an early breakfast and then go back to sleep again.. if only i can make it for a second round after the nap, that would be so great, fully utilise that 1000-yen paid, muahahaha!!

    #8.. that's amazing!! tabs on the buffet table to show the ingredients and the combined benefits?? they must be very confident with the cooking and do not mind sharing with the residents, i would be one who would read the info on the tabs dei.. and that large wooden spoon saying "Thank You" is one nice gesture too~~

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    1. I regretted that they didn't put any English translations there. Maybe it was another sensitive issue that they had none to explain as they never overlook such things.
      I was amazed to see the sumo wrestlers being greeted by some fans at the lobby. They are like celebrities in Japan wherever they go. When they board trains, all the heads will turn including mine,

      I read all the tablets too. We are both real busy bodies! Lol

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  10. The line that struck me was, my wife always lead me everywhere in life and the two of you in a photograph shows sweetness and camaraderie at its best. There is no best person to travel with than your beloved. And the food before all those walking is heavenly. Imagine having brunch and then a rest once again. You had all the time and I can see that you enjoyed every moment.

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    1. Oh well, I knew you would understand the meaning of being with our loved ones in life. She has helped me a lot spiritually and still guides me along.
      I love buffets but worry of my weight at the same time. We tend to overeat when we see all the dishes and sweets. My motto is like Eat Now And Worry Later... 55555

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  11. Good evening TM, it's still hot even after taking a shower...

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    1. It is so hot and my body is sticky too. My fingers are glued to the tablet screen. Lol

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  12. Good evening TM, it's still hot even after taking a shower...

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  13. Am my eye playing tricks on me, RM37 for the buffet breakfast?

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  14. I love buffet and Japanese buffet some more, will definitely love it to the max

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    1. Finest ingredients and top notch brands to cook the food, I am sure the food must be very nice

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  15. I remember most hotels in Japan serve quite nice buffet!

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    1. By the way I received your postcards already, so 'uu sim' la you! Thank you so much!

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  16. 1.Nice to see you visiting Hiroshima. I love to go there also and yes, I guess visiting the memorial site of the atomic bomb is a must.

    2. Yes, can see the dome clearly here and its so peaceful there.

    3. Perhaps these are their heroes ?

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  17. 4. I am sure you have a good read there but was it in Japanese? Then, kinda pity as they should include English for tourists. It seems Japanese from the pix.

    5. Wah ...0 degree... I love it!!! muahahahaha...

    6. yeah, nuclear bomb is devastating and hope no more unless they want to bomb invading aliens... I am sure it's a sad path walking along there. But then, ask the folks in Nanjing too. Best is no war.

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  18. 7,8. wah.... what a sumptuous buffet! I am sure the sushis, sashimis, oysters, ramens and etc are all super fresh and delicious!! And sake too!!

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  19. Yes, it is very sad to see how civilians are affected by the nuklear bomb. I don't think I can stomach a visit to Hiroshima itself. Just too sad.

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  20. So jealous! I'm about ready for another trip to Japan. I haven't been to Hiroshima in maybe about 10 years...

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  21. Very nice photos! :)

    I only had breakfast the first morning coz we stayed at a ryokan and they had a full Japanese breakfast. It was very nice. The other days we stayed at someone's house from AirBNB so we ate outside.

    I also read that the atomic bomb didn't explode on the ground. It's quite interesting, the reason it explodes in the air is to inflict maximum damage since a lot of energy will be absorbed by the hard earth if it explodes on the ground, so they calculate it very accurately so maximum damage is done when the ball of fire and explosion hits the ground.

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  22. 0 Celsius! OMY I can die under such temperature!

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  23. darn it....your daily post on the hotel breakfast had me drooling la. Even j is affected indirectly. now daily ask me to cook breakfast. pengsan

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  24. No one could miss thinking about Hiroshima and Nagasaki when it comes to Japan, and these cities are truly inspiration to the world how to rise from debris. Beautiful snaps from the memorial and deliciously arranged buffets!

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  25. Ohhh...the breakfast spread looks good.

    The temperature in Hokkaido can go down to -12C. Brrr...luckily I bring enough winter wear. Hahaha

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  26. I've only been to Hiroshima once & recalled seeing a lot of origami hanging at some memorial sites. Definitely no to nuclear! xoxo

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  27. So syiok lah Anay got a great breakfast value!

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  28. Went back to sleep after breakfast?! LOL

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  29. wow, Japan again. That's nice. I just been to Japan once. Might make another trip probably next year or so. This year, I plan to go to Europe which is my favorite.

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  30. Thanks for sharing...wonderful trip! Now I am truly looking forward to my trip next month.

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  31. Hi! Thanks for visiting the atomic bomb attached dome building. There are many carp in the moat of Hiroshima castle. Carp would become famous word as Koi 鯉
    in English too.

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  32. Hi! Thanks for visiting the atomic bomb attached dome building. There are many carp in the moat of Hiroshima castle. Carp would become famous word as Koi 鯉
    in English too.

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