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Pile Up the Okonomiyaki... and add an egg on top!

Day 21 - Hiroshima

rain 18 °C

HIROSHIMA!

Japanese

日本にいる時に広島へ行けなければならない!広島がしせきでたくさん歴史があった。そして、湯名なお好み村と言うビルがあって、26のちがうお好み焼きのレストランがあった!お好み焼きを抱け作った!ぜんぶお好み焼き!メッチャ美味しくて、せいかいの一番うまい食べ物にだった!

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広島のお好み焼きを食べ見たかった。面白くて美味しそうと思った。広島のお好み焼きはキャベツとか、もやしとか、豚肉とか、そばとか、いか唐揚げとか、たことか、たまごをお好み焼きに入れて、たくさんお好み焼きのソースとあおのりに入れる。だから、広島のお好み焼きがもっと大きいと思った。

でも、美味しいお好み焼きを食べる前に広島市を探りましょう!松山から広島までみちじゅんはとても遠かった。めんどくさいだった。

• 松山のバス乗り場からフェリー乗り場まで: 30分間
• フェリーで広島に乗って:2時間
• 電車でダウンタウンの広島に乗って:35分間
• 電車とフェリーで宮島に乗って:55分間
• 宮島からダウンタウンの広島に帰る:55分間

宮島に付いた!でも。。。雨があった。そして傘を忘れた。やばい!(*´ο`*)
宮島の道に歩く行く時に店は傘のかかくにもっと高くに売った。でも、私たちはもみじまんじゅうを買うために使いたかった。だから、宮島へある行く時に傘を使わなかった。そして、たくさんしかを見て、いつも私たちの食べ物をさがしていた。

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ダウンタウンの広島に来る後で私の服がウエットに成った。モールに買い物をしたり、ダイソにスナックを買ったり、お好み村に晩御飯を食べたりした。たくさんお好み焼きのレストランがあって、どこへもピックした事が難しかった!

美味しいお好み焼きを食べる後でごろごろをした。午後10時30分にインターネットカフェーにいぱっくした。予定は一千九百をだして、9時間にコンピューターでドラマを見て、たくさんソフトスクリームを食べて、ミルクティーとお茶を飲んで、

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6時半に早く起きて、原爆ドームに行くつもりだった。小さいつきに寝て、背中と足がいたかった。あまり寝なかった。外は寒くて、曇りにだった。その天気はシアトルのような天気と思った。でも、原爆ドームに歩く行く時に暗い気持ちに成った。げんばくのビクティムを考えって、私の心が痛かった。寂しくて悲しかった。ご冥福をお祈りします。

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English

One of the places I want to go to was Hiroshima. Not only because it’s an important historical place, but there’s also the famous Okonomiyaki Tower, which holds 26 different shops that ALL sell okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki is similar to a pancake/pizza. It is filled with a variety of meats and vegetables and grilled in a hot plate. To finish it off, the okonomiyaki is smothered in mayonnaise, a thick and rich sauce, and sprinkled with seaweed flakes. It’s simply delicious – one of the greatest foods in the world!

Each region adds different toppings to their batter, which makes their okonomiyaki special. Hiroshima’s layers its okonomiyaki with egg, cabbage, bean sprouts, sliced pork, soba noodles, and other toppings (fried squid, octopus, mochi, cheese, kimchi, etc). Then it’s topped with another egg, smothered in okonomiyaki sauce, and finally sprinkled in seaweed flakes. Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki adds more ingredients in their batter, making their okonomiyaki much heartier.

However, before we actually got to eat this delicious goodness, we had to do a bit of touristy stuff.

To get to Hiroshima from Matsuyama.
• Bus ride to the ferry - 30 minutes
• Ferry ride to Hiroshima - 2 hours
• Train ride to downtown Hiroshima - 35 minutes
• Train ride to Miyajima - 45 minutes
• Ferry ride to the Miyajima - 10 minutes
• Riding back to downtown Hirosima - 55 minutes

After a LONG ride to Miyajima, it began to rain. It was also the day we decided NOT to bring an umbrella, which made our day like torture. The mini shops near the temples hiked their prices on umbrellas! But to save money on buying more momiji manju, we just walked to the temple like a professional Seattlite.

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Hiroshima is also famous for their momiji manju. Momiji stands for autumn maple leaves. Manju is a popular Japanese confection made out of flour and sweet red bean paste called an. As we walked to the temple, the mini shops along the way sold traditional Japanese decorations, GIANT rice paddles, and LOTS of momiji manju. We saw many deers along the way who were waiting for by-passers to feed them. I finally found my daruma in a shop!

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We were soaking wet by the time we went back to downtown Hiroshima. We shopped around the malls, shopped for snacks at Daiso, and went to the Okonomiyaki Tower for dinner! Three floors of goodness, 26 stores of fun. We walked into Floor 1 and every shop was persuading us to eat in their shop. Finally after walking to all three floors, we finally decided on one.

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Our plan was to spend the night at an Internet Cafe. We tried to stay out as late as possible, since we only had limited time in the Internet Cafe – 9 hours for 1900 yen (about $23). We went to a Pachinko place, equivalent to a casino in the US. We stayed at a nearby bookstore until 10:30 and went to the Internet Cafe. We watched Skip Beat, ate free ice cream, and drank free tea/soda/coffee, all night long!

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We woke up with aching backs and sore legs from being scrunched up in the small cubicle at the Internet Café. We checked out and headed over to the Hiroshima Dome/Memorial. The sky was gloomy, which reminded me of Seattle weather. It left me with a very depressing and sad feeling. There was a gloomy aura around the area. Ravens were flying all around. As we walked around the memorial, I thought about the victims that were impacted from the atomic bomb. I hope everyone who has died from this tragic event rest in peace.

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Posted by thewongway 20.06.2012 23:20 Archived in Japan

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"ソフトスクリーム"は間違い"ソフトクリーム"。
甘い物が好きなら重要!

27.06.2012 by yoshi

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