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Hiroshima’s Onomichi Minato Festival

Mar 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Onomichi has long been one of my own family’s favorite day-trip destinations in Hiroshima prefecture. Time after time, this little...[ Click to read more ]

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Flower Parks of the Sera District of Hiroshima

By Matt Mangham

For many people, spring really only means flowers, and plenty of them. Some of us can get all we need...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima’s Shukkei-en, A Landscape in Miniature

Feb 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Sometimes you just need to get out of the city for a little while, and sometimes you can’t. In Hiroshima,...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima Toyo Carp Baseball

Feb 21, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Baseball in Japan Nippon Professional Baseball (playing a role similar to the USA’s MLB) consists of two leagues, the Central...[ Click to read more ]

Hinamatsuri, or the Doll’s Festival in Hiroshima

By Matt Mangham

“Hinamatsuri,” also called Girl’s Day or the Doll’s Festival, is a day that will either charm you or leave you...[ Click to read more ]

World Igloo Building Championship at Osorakan Snow Park

Jan 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Without a little advance planning, midwinter in Japan can seem bleak, especially in the city. Which is precisely why it...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima Flea Markets

By Matt Mangham

Ah, flea markets, where you learn what you’re really made of. Do you walk out empty handed, or do you...[ Click to read more ]

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Hiroshima

Dec 22, 2017 By Matt Mangham

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

Tondo Festivals in Hiroshima

By Matt Mangham

Across Hiroshima Prefecture, early to mid-January involves one final, festive bit of housekeeping with regard to the year just passed....[ Click to read more ]

Miyajima’s Daisho-in Temple near Hiroshima

By Matt Mangham

January is a wonderful month to make a trip to Miyajima. Whether you’re heading out early in the month for...[ Click to read more ]

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