Monday morning we caught the Keikyu line train to Shinagawa. I know I already mentioned the Keikyu Line and Rilakkuma campaign. I must mention it again because we have enjoyed spotting cute trains and bears. Check out the giant Rilakkuma in Shinagawa Station. So, cute.
From Shinagawa we caught the 10:07 Shinkansen to Hiroshima. Again, I was so excited.
I took a video as we waited for our train.http://wabisabisole.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/img_4950.mov
The train ride was about four hours. We bought lunch for the trip – bento boxes and Japanese sandwiches.
Plus, kawaii company with the adorable Rilakkuma characters dressed as Keikyu Train Conductors.
Our train arrived four hours later. We caught a taxi to our hotel, dropped our bags and headed to the Hiroshima Peace Park. Our first stop was to see the Atomic Bomb Dome.
We were pleasantly surprised to still see Sakura in bloom. The girls stopped and rang the Peace Bell. As all the tourist ring the bell, the sound brings a calling for peace. It’s beautiful.
Our next stop was at the Cenotaph. The Eternal Flame ignited us with hope for peace.
After visiting the museum, we walked to the fountain. Danny snapped this picture of the girls. To me it symbolizes the power of peace. He has also taken many other pictures I’ve used in sharing their story. I appreciate having an extra shutterbug and an iPhone 8 Plus.
We made our way out of the park and enjoyed more Sakura and tulips.