Again we had an early morning to hope to catch the morning light and get some nice shots of the floating torii gate, this time though, it would actually be appearing to float as it was no longer low tide.
We also got the chance to explore the Itsukushima shrine as it closes at night.
So we were off to explore Hiroshima and took a tram out to the memorial area. Again we were struck by one of the annoying things about Japan, you can’t get proper food before 10 or 11am. As we were waiting for a restaurant to open, we decided look around instead. With Japan, their stores have heaps of things out on display for you to play with. I got my hands on a Pentax 645D Digital Medium Format Camera and this thing was amazing. The bokeh and depth of field you get was just stunning!
It’s also nice to see Japan is still in touch with classics, this man here was photographing using some sort of medium format camera.
As we had an hour or so to wait before breakfast, we explored the monuments on one side of the river, the most notable and distinct is the A-bomb dome (or what’s left of it). It’s one of the few structures which survived the atomic bomb blast, it’s been maintained over the years to serve as a grim reminder of the power and destruction caused by the bomb.