On our way back home from the wisteria garden in Kyushu, we stopped by Hiroshima and visited the atomic bomb memorial.
We should never repeat the same tragedy.
And I would strongly recommend all the tourists to Japan to visit Hiroshima.
Oh by the way, the rose garden near the Peace memorial is a gift from the Dutch government:) It was very pretty.
Kawachi wisteria garden in Kyushu
random snaps from Kobe festival 2012
Have you ever tried what we call a capsule hotel?
It’s usually the most budget-friendly option to stay in a big city, but it’s often only for men. So I have never seen one for real.
They often have sauna and public bath or at least shower booths, and the sleeping space is generally kept clean and comfortable enough. My husband says it’s like you’re sleeping in a sleeper train.
My husband visited Tokyo for a business meeting and he came back with some photos for my tumblr followers:3
It’s good, because we seldom drive on highways.
strolling about Kyoto at night
some more monkey photos because I had so much fun here last Saturday.
I don’t have an expensive camera that can shoot the target from the distance, so these close-up photos mean I was actually close to the monkeys.
The grown-ups didn’t show any interest in the human visitors. Some of the baby monkeys looked curious about us though. One of them came up to me and looked really curious and puzzled in front of my camera:) But that was all. What a peaceful monkey village it was.