Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Japan 2015 - Day 11 Hiroshima - Tokyo

After staying 2 nights at Urbain Central Hiroshima it was time for us to leave this city for Tokyo.
Our plan was to visit the places we missed out the day before at the Memorial Park before we say goodbye to Hiroshima.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (広島平和記念公園) is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima. It is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, and to the memories of the bomb's direct and indirect victims (of whom there may have been as many as 140,000). The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was planed and designed by the Japanese Architect Kenzō Tange at Tange Lab.
The location of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park was once the city’s busiest downtown commercial and residential district. The park was built on an open field that was created by the explosion.
Bye bye Hiroshima. May Peace prevails on earth.
Our fares from Hiroshima to Tokyo of 18,040yen per person and it was the most costly of all our train fares we had in this entire trip which is about less than RM600.00. By the way the journey took about 4hours 10minutes with 9 stops.
Non reserved seats are normally found at car 1,2 &3 which are at the far end of the train.
Our lunch on the train.
Finally we reached our last base on the 11th day and our last city to explore. The last time I visited Tokyo was 32 years ago and that was a long time.
From Tokyo Station we took Yamanote line for Ueno Station. We managed to carry our bagged brommies in and out off the train without much difficulties which at time the commuter train were packed with people.
As we travelled we learn their system and slowly we could move around in the station without much hassle.
Ueno Station (上野駅) is a major railway station in Tokyo's Taitō ward. It is the station used to reach the Ueno district and Ueno Park -- which contains Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno Zoo, Tokyo University of the Arts and other famous cultural facilities.
A major commuter hub, it is also the traditional terminals for long-distance trains from northern Japan, although with the extension of the Shinkansen lines to Tokyo Station this role has diminished in recent years.
Going through the busy roads as we moved towards Oak Hotel.
The sky was getting dark when we found Oak Hotel, a budget hotel that is old but clean as in most hotels found in this country.
The room is really small and compact but livable.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government. Tokyo is in the Kantō region on the south eastern side of the main island Honshu and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands. It officially became the capital after Emperor Meiji moved his seat to the city from the old capital of Kyoto in 1868; at that time Edo was renamed Tokyo. Tokyo Metropolis was formed in 1943 from the merger of the former Tokyo Prefecture (東京府) and the city of Tokyo (東京市).
We found a eating corner near Oak Hotel and decided to have a simple meal for the day.
Another simple meal before we go back and rest ourselves.
Good Night Tokyo!

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