Is there more to do in Hiroshima or Nagasaki?
June 10, 2006 4:08 PM Subscribe
Three Americans heading to Japan and want to visit one of the atomic bomb sites. Which city, Hiroshima or Nagasaki, has more to do in addition to peace-museum and bomb-site related things?
posted by GaelFC to Travel & Transportation around Hiroshima, Japan (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
One of us has been to Japan and visited Hiroshima but not Nagasaki. The other two have never been to Japan.
Things we're concerned about:
--The one who has been to Hiroshima didn't think there was much else to do there, but he visited 15 years ago. (He did go to Miyajima Island and liked it)
--Heard that Hiroshima has a Mazda factory tour in English--has anyone been on it?
--Found one Net reference to a manga museum in Hiroshima but have found little else on it.
--We won't have a car, but will all have Japan Rail passes (ordinary, not green)
--We will probably be coming from Osaka, and Nagasaki seems mammothly far via train from there as opposed to Hiroshima, especially as the non-green JR Pass doesn't allow us to use Nozomi trains...does that make much of a difference?
--Afterwards, tentative plans are to go to Kyoto (leaving from Nagasaki will obviously take longer to get there)
--Hotel and ryokan suggestions are most welcome
--Food and restaurant suggestions also welcome, one of the three is vegan but she may bring her own dried soups etc
Thanks so much for any help! Arigato gozaimasu!