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Winter Illumination in Hiroshima

Nov 27, 2019 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’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 ]

International Festival of Extreme Sports

By Matt Mangham

For three days in April, downtown Hiroshima will take on a new vibe as crowds of breakdancers, freestyle BMX riders,...[ 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...[ Click to read more ]

Aqua Net Ferry from Peace Park to Miyajima

By Matt Mangham

Two of the best things about Hiroshima are its rivers and its proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage Miyajima. Unfortunately,...[ Click to read more ]

TeamLab’s Digitized Hiroshima Castle

Feb 23, 2019 By Matt Mangham

teamLab (and yes, that’s the way it’s capitalized) is an artist’s collective based in Tokyo that bills itself as taking...[ Click to read more ]