500 chars is way too short.
Miyajima was really beautiful…and REALLY touristy. Some Japanese people could tell I wasn’t a typical tourist, though (I could pick out a few other ALTs too), and I had some good conversations, especially with the guy who I caught commenting about me to his wife.
This has been a good trip. I do like Kobe/Osaka better, but Hiroshima’s a nice city, very walkable, with a lot of nice surprises. I def. want a travel buddy from now on, though.