“Heartbreaking, but educational”
A must for all visitors to Hiroshima. U.S. tourists to Japan should make every effort to include this on their trip.
“Worth a trip”
This museum is a must see if you are going to Hiroshima. I will say it was a little overwhelming, and definitely put a sadness to the time I spent there. I would not let my girls in, as there are some graphic photos, that I did not think were age appropriate for them.
“A meaningful museum.”
Wonderfully put together with great displays and historic details. Signs in Engilsh and audio guides available. A must visit while in Hiroshima.
“Beauty, art, nature + play!”
A trip to Hakone will never be complete without a visit to Hakone’s Open Air Museum! This place is really just beautiful. It’s relaxing and at the same time inspiring to stroll the grounds and marvel at the sculptures/art work/installations of great artists against nature’s breathtaking backdrop.My 3-yr old daughter enjoyed herself immensely during our visit here. They have several interactive displays for kids to enjoy, and my daughter was particularly enamored with one of their interactive installation: woods of net! A must-see attraction of Hakone!
“Lovely to wander around in the sunshine”
Great sculpture in lovely scenery…we had a great couple of hours wandering around Hakone Open-Air Museum. It is 2 minutes walk from the station and although the entrance fee is one of the more expensive of those we paid whilst in Japan, it was well worth it. Good shop and we had a great value set lunch in the dumpling restaurant!
“Fushimi Inari Shrine- one of my favourite”
highly recommended & mus not missed shrine, the vermilion torii gates are wonderful for photographers, there’s a rock in one of the shrine where u make a wish and lift the rock, which says if it’s light thn your wish will come true and will not come true if it’s heavy, do spend time seeing other visitors lifting the rock & u’ll wonder why some big guys jus couldn’t lift up the rocks and some young gers jus lift it up afterwards
“So many Toriis! Amazing! Must see!”
My absolute favorite sight in Kyoto! It is amazing! It’s a paradise for photographers! What is well known of this Shrine (that is by the way dedicated to sake & rice) are the thousands of orange Torii. The pathway lined by all the Torii is just impressive. But that’s not all: the tour which takes 1-2 hours to the top (and down again) is definitely worth doing it. But especially in the summer when it’s really hot and humid it’s really tiring. Definitely be prepared to bring some spray against the mosquitoes and enough water as there aren’t any wending machines on the pathway. The complete way to the top is lined be the famous orange Torii. But it is possible to leave the main pathway and discover small corners nearly in the forest with lots of small private shrines and graveyards that are decorated with sake bottles, mini foxes or mini Torii. Wandering through these mini-shrines that sometimes basically lie in the forest definitely has a mysterious atmosphere and feels like being in a fantasy / old Japan-style movie. On top there is another shrine and again many of these mini shrines.