The places I was most excited to visit, and also my favorite places in Japan. So cool.
Up first: Hiroshima. The Atomic Bomb Dome. Memorial Peace Park. The start of inspirations.
A specialty of Hiroshima: Okonomiyaki. It's a kind of pancake but not. It's made out of vegetables, noodles, and whatever else you want. Ours had some octopus, shrimp, onions, egg, and other things I can't remember. One of my favorite meals in Japan.
When the tide is higher the shrine 'floats', but this was not the case for us. But it was cool to go up to it.