This diary entry is part 20 of 35 in Lily's diary dated 13 - July 2022

Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

Today we took the shinkansen down to Hiroshima!!!

It was so cool!!!

We left in the morning and took the local to the eifukuchou station, and then hopped on the shinkansen – and it’s FAST.  200 mph.  It took us only four hours to get to Hiroshima, and it was comfortable too!  We got a bento box on the train for lunch, and arrived there at around 2 or so.  Then we went to get a hotel room (we’re staying the night).  It’s a nice hotel!!!  It’s not quite like the one we stayed at in Houston, but it’s nice!  It has a view overlooking the bay!

But after we settled in, we…  had a not very nice thing to do. We went and visited the atomic bomb site.  I hear there’s one in Nagasaki too, but we’re not going to visit there this time.

It’s very sad.  So many people died.  And with all the stuff going on in the world right now, it really feels…  timely.

When we left there, we didn’t really feel a lot like doing anything else for that evening.  It’s kind of like I’d imagine Dachau to feel…  sad and sobering.  We can sure be mean to each other sometimes.  And it’s really easy to fling bombs at people when you don’t have to look them in the eyes, isn’t it?

So we just went to a nice sushi place, ate some dinner, went to the private onsen at the hotel for a little while, and went to bed.

Maybe tomorrow will be more fun.  We’re going to visit rabbit island!  And feed the bunnies!!!

Love you all!!! ❤

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