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Live Music Venues in Hiroshima

Aug 26, 2019 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 ]

Cooling off with a Dip – Summer Swimming in Hiroshima

By Hugh Cann

Hiroshima is known for many things, but in summer it is known for humidity, and if not accustomed, the heat...[ Click to read more ]

Out Drinking in Hiroshima

May 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

** Note: 2020.08.22 - This article is currently in the process of being updated. Please check back to confirm details.**...[ Click to read more ]

Hiking Mt Mitaki in Hiroshima City

By Hugh Cann

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