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Matt Mangham


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 ]

Books and Coffee in Hiroshima

By Matt Mangham

We’ve already talked about where to track down Hiroshima’s best hot coffee in the depths of January, but once you’re...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima Cinemas

By Matt Mangham

This is one of the best times of year to see a movie. Time off, cold weather outside, and a...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima Winter Illuminations

Nov 27, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Seasonal illuminations are a big deal in Japan. From the famous Kobe Luminarie, donated by the Italian government following the...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima Ski and Snowboard Resorts

By Matt Mangham

Hiroshima isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of skiing in Japan. We’re a long way...[ Click to read more ]

Onsen In and Around Hiroshima

By Matt Mangham

Hot springs, or ‘onsen,’ are a great idea any time of year, but there’s something about being outside and up...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima’s Ebisuko Festival 2018

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Across Japan, Ebisu is one of Shinto’s most popular deities. Deaf and lame, and always laughing (hence the Japanese term...[ Click to read more ]