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Winter Illumination in Hiroshima 2020

Nov 19, 2020 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 ]

Mitaki Temple

Jun 26, 2020 By Matt Mangham

Mitaki Temple (or Mitaki-dera) isn’t as off the beaten path as it once was. All the online references to a...[ Click to read more ]

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Hiroshima

Feb 22, 2020 By Matt Mangham

The truth is, if you're going to be in Hiroshima a while, you will find your way to Molly Malone's...[ Click to read more ]

Eat Your Noodles (Hiroshima Edition!)

Feb 20, 2020 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 ]

Skiing in Hiroshima: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 25, 2019 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 ]

Hiroshima’s Takehara and Tomonoura in a Day

Apr 24, 2019 By Matt Mangham

With a nice little string of holidays at the beginning of May, you may be thinking of braving the roads...[ Click to read more ]

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Hikes around Hiroshima

By Matt Mangham

Winter is well behind us and now is the perfect time for a hike in western Japan, before the rains...[ 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...[ 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...[ 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 ]