The front of Dogo hot spring.

The Dogo onsen street car station.

The Shimanamikaido. The island sea bridges. Spans seven islands(?) and has an awesome bicycle route through it all! I would highly recommend it if you are in Japan. You can rent bikes too and tourism information is excellent.

The atomic bomb dome.

Phoenix trees, Chinese parasol trees scarred and essentially destroyed by the atomic bomb. They regrew despite being within a kilometer of the hypocenter of the blast.

The tori gate on Miyajima. It is anchored into the tidal flat by its own weight.

The tori gate on Miyajima. It is anchored into the tidal flat by its own weight.

Hiroshima. The atomic bomb dome. This area is within half a kilometer of where the US dropped the atomic bomb.

Hiroshima. The atomic bomb dome. This area is within half a kilometer of where the US dropped the atomic bomb.

This gentleman owns a coffee shop in Hagi. He loves big band, swing, and bebop. He was just so knowledgeable of jazz. He has aspirations to visit New Orleans or Chicago one day. He is holding his favorite album in this picture.

This gentleman owns a coffee shop in Hagi. He loves big band, swing, and bebop. He was just so knowledgeable of jazz. He has aspirations to visit New Orleans or Chicago one day. He is holding his favorite album in this picture.