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Matt Mangham


Hiroshima Concert Venues

Mar 26, 2019 By Matt Mangham

Several times a year, someone will say to me that they miss live music. And while they may really mean...[ Click to read more ]

Art Museums around Hiroshima

By Matt Mangham

I wrote elsewhere this month about where to look for live music in Hiroshima. Now let’s talk a little about...[ Click to read more ]

International Festival of Extreme Sports

By Matt Mangham

For three days in April, downtown Hiroshima will take on a new vibe as crowds of breakdancers, freestyle BMX riders,...[ Click to read more ]

Eat Your Noodles (Hiroshima Edition!)

Feb 25, 2019 By Matt Mangham

Everyone loves noodles, and it’s easy to see why. For less than 1000 JPY, you’ll walk out of a good...[ Click to read more ]

Aqua Net Ferry from Peace Park to Miyajima

By Matt Mangham

Two of the best things about Hiroshima are its rivers and its proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage Miyajima. Unfortunately,...[ Click to read more ]

TeamLab’s Digitized Hiroshima Castle

Feb 23, 2019 By Matt Mangham

teamLab (and yes, that’s the way it’s capitalized) is an artist’s collective based in Tokyo that bills itself as taking...[ Click to read more ]

Mexican Food in Hiroshima

Jan 28, 2019 By Matt Mangham

The rest of the world’s foodies may cast a longing eye toward Japan, but let’s face it, if you live...[ Click to read more ]

The Shopping Underground: Depachika in Hiroshima

By Matt Mangham

One of the best reasons to visit a department store here is to ride the elevator down to the basement,...[ Click to read more ]

Setsubun Festivals in Hiroshima

Jan 25, 2019 By Matt Mangham

  Each year, on the third of February, harried fathers across Japan put on paper demon masks and are pelted...[ Click to read more ]

Hot coffee on a Winter Day. Hiroshima’s Best Cafes.

Dec 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

It’s January, and suddenly western Japan is a great deal colder than you thought it would be. You want to...[ Click to read more ]