Thursday, March 30, 2006
Here's a picture of Hiroshima Castle, although if I were building a castle, I'd add an elevator. It seemed like we spent our entire time in the castle climbing stairs. Seriously though, the original castle was destroyed by the bomb. This concrete version was built in 1958. It is now a museum, with a lot of interesting artifacts from the various periods of Hiroshima's history. You can even try on replica samurai armor. Like every respectable castle, this one has a nice moat (right). Dis-appointingly, instead of piranhas, this one has turtles and koi. If your knees can take the climb to the top, you will be rewarded with a nice view.