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The Red Capped Statues – The Patron Saint of Children.

Sep 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

If you’ve visited Mitaki Temple on the city outskirts or perhaps Daishoin Temple on Miyajima (or many other places throughout...[ Click to read more ]

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Japanese Sake: Sake Festival in Hiroshima

By Hugh Cann

To begin with, we all know the word sake (pronounced sa-keh not sa-ki). But in fact, that is the generic...[ Click to read more ]

Ganko Yatai: A Night Owl’s Go-To Food Court

Aug 26, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Ganko Yatai is basically six small izakayas (Japanese taverns) wedged into one large room make up this lively spot, where...[ Click to read more ]

Live Music Venues in Hiroshima

By Hugh Cann

There are over half a dozen active live music venues in Hiroshima. As anywhere and according to taste and interest,...[ Click to read more ]

Yokogawa: Where Old and New Meet in Hiroshima

By Hugh Cann

Historically, Yokogawa is the old Shitamachi and before the second world war was Hiroshima's commercial business district. The post-war reconstruction...[ Click to read more ]

A Driving Obsession – Where to Play Golf in Hiroshima

Jul 22, 2019 By Hugh Cann

In 1903 a group of British expatriates established the first golf club in Japan, in Kobe. In 1913, the Tokyo...[ Click to read more ]

Kure City – Historic Charm on Hiroshima’s Seto Inland Sea

By Hugh Cann

Kure on the Seto Inland Sea approximately 45 minutes by train from Hiroshima is a city steeped in the historic...[ Click to read more ]

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Teppanyaki in Hiroshima: Showy and Sizzlingly Tasty

By Hugh Cann

Teppanyaki is a post–World War II-style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word teppanyaki...[ Click to read more ]

Fukuyama, the Gem of East Hiroshima Gem

Jun 28, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Only a 30-minute bullet train ride or a 90-minute drive from Hiroshima, Fukuyama City has many gems and a big...[ Click to read more ]

A History of Hiroshima’s Soul-Food, Okonomiyaki

By Hugh Cann

Okonomiyaki (o-konomi-yaki) is often described as a Japanese savory pancake made from a variety of ingredients that includes shredded cabbage,...[ Click to read more ]