Hiroshima Prefecture

Out Drinking in Hiroshima

May 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

You have had a great week and want to celebrate, or possibly it was one of those weeks that felt like a string of Mondays one after the other and...[ Click to read more ]

Hiking Mt Mitaki in Hiroshima City

May 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

The best hike within Hiroshima City is a great bush hike to the summit of Mt Mitaki on the outskirts of the city. Mt Mitaki is best known for Mitaki-dera...[ Click to read more ]

The Mazda Museum in Hiroshima – More Than You’d Expect

May 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Amongst the museums, galleries, and attractions you will find in Hiroshima, perhaps one of the more surprisingly interesting is the Mazda Museum. In fact, it may well be news to...[ Click to read more ]

Hikes around Hiroshima

Apr 24, 2019 By Matt Mangham

Winter is well behind us and now is the perfect time for a hike in western Japan, before the rains set in, followed by the summer heat and its attendant...[ Click to read more ]

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Diving into Hiroshima’s Sakes

Apr 23, 2019 By Matt Mangham

If you’ve only recently moved to Hiroshima, you may not yet be aware that you are in one of Japan’s three great centers for sake production, the other two being...[ Click to read more ]

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 a favorite band or venue back home, if you love...[ Click to read more ]

Art Museums around Hiroshima

Mar 26, 2019 By Matt Mangham

I wrote elsewhere this month about where to look for live music in Hiroshima. Now let’s talk a little about the visual arts. Again, if you count galleries and exhibitions...[ Click to read more ]

International Festival of Extreme Sports

Mar 26, 2019 By Matt Mangham

For three days in April, downtown Hiroshima will take on a new vibe as crowds of breakdancers, freestyle BMX riders, parkour players and other extreme athletes converge on the site...[ Click to read more ]

Top Five Hanami Sites near Hiroshima

Feb 25, 2019 By Admin

Hanami is what the Japanese call "flower viewing,"  especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura) with friends and family. In modern practice, hanami is enjoyed, especially by the younger generations of Japan,...[ 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 noodle shop satisfied with both the food and the atmosphere....[ Click to read more ]