Thursday, September 20, 2018
I loved visiting supermarket in Japan, seems like Youme Department Store is quite popular in Hiroshima, saw a couple of them already. There's a food court in Youme Department Store in Kure, we headed to the upper floor and found the food court with very reasonable price and lots of different varieties of food suitable to our taste buds. We ordered the Okonomiyaki, this is a popular dish in Hiroshima. There are various type of okonomiyaki with different ingredients, it was really very good, with cabbages and noodles in it and egg and flour. After our sumptous lunch, we headed to the supermarket and bought some fruits and souvenirs. Oh do remember to buy the Hiroshima popular mochi (did not take photos), it melt in your mouth no need to chew much. Haha we bought some hot grilled sweet potato and mochi. Had a great day in Kure, we explored the little town of Kure too but did not take much photos cause were really very tired.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Day 5, a very relaxing day, after breakfast, we took the JR local train from Hiroshima Station to Kure Station which is about 45 minutes ride away. Plan to visit the small little town of Kure and the Museum. Hubby was very interested in visiting the submarine. Breakfast at one of the nice cozy cafe on street level in Hiroshima Station facing the street car (tram car) station. After 45 minutes ride in the local train, we finally arrived at Kure Station. Easy to navigate the small town, lots of sign at the train station to direct us to JMSDF Museum. First, we stopped by the tourist information office to collect some maps of Kure Town. The tourist information office was very cozy, free wifi, reading materials, etc. The staff could speak english and very friendly. The submarine is very huge, easily spotted, just walked towards the submarine where the JMSDF Museum is located and admission is free. Read more about the museum from official website. We could walked into the submarine to view it. A very first experience for me to walk into the submarine, very nice.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
After crossing the beautiful Iwakuni Bridge, we proceed to take the ropeway(cable car) to the castle at top of the mountain but not before stopping to eat some ice cream from this shop with 100 different flavours to choose from. The fare for the ropeway is 320 yen for one way and 550 yen for round trip for adult. It is best to buy the package for the bridge crossing fee, ropeway and castle. We did not know about the package and wasted money buying each individual ticket. The ropeway station is only 5 minutes walk from the bridge. The duration of the ropeway is 20 minutes and shorter during peak season. Turn left for better walking trail, the path on the right is hilly and rough. The walking trail on the left. The walking trail on the right. The hike is about 20 minutes walk and we came across a dead small snake. Inside the castle is a museum on every floor. Best view of Iwakuni must be at the top of the castle, a very beautiful scenery and the view of the beautiful Kintaikyo Bridge. Everyone should visit Iwakuni if travel to Hiroshima.