The first trip Natalie and I took after she arrived was on the train south to Hiroshima. It was a pretty wet and gloomy day… sort of appropreate as we toured the Peace Park and A-Dome, one of the few buildings still standing after the bomb.
We then headed over to Miya-Jima (island) to see the famous shrine and water gate (torii) of the same name. But that wasn’t enough for adventureous souls like us. So we had to hike to the top of the hill in hopes of getting above the clouds and getting a view.
From here, it was an easy train ride back to Kyoto where we met up with some Japanese friends of mine and spent a beautiful sunny day touring the city.