Hiroshima station is spacious and clean and there are small cafes and eateries in the lower floor of the station. There, we all ate both lunch and dinner at different types of bars and cafes. Yoni and I discovered a small Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki shop that exclusively prepared Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki. We both came to a true conclusion that it was one of the best places we ate so far in Japan and that if a food nirvana can ever be reached, we reached pretty darn close to it.
The next morning we after breakfast, we visited the Hiroshima Peace Museum and the area surrounding that contained the last remaining vestige of the aftermath from August 6th, 1945. It now stands as a protected World Heritage Site to as a reminder of what horrific depths humans are capable of. The museum was informative and tough, the reality sinks in and you become absorbed in the darkness of utter destruction. The museum contains real samples of artifacts from the detonation. In addition, there are many different types of panels that explain the political and social implications of the nuclear detonation and in large, the repercussions of nuclear weapons, annihilation and research. It also follows events in chronological order to keep consistency and order. It is imperative that we do not forget in our time, nor the future, what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 8th, 1945.