Enjoy a Drink Outdoors: Rooftop Bars and Beer Gardens in Hiroshima

Jun 26, 2024 By Justin Hanus

The weather during the summer in Hiroshima is often perfect for enjoying a drink outdoors. Luckily, you have plenty of options for rooftop bars and beer gardens. Hiroshima2016 Restaurant Under the Sky Enjoy as many drinks and as much food as you like at Hiroshima2016 Restaurant Under the Sky. This...[ Click to read more ]

Starting a Business in Hiroshima

By Justin Hanus

With the 4th highest GDP in the world, Japan is a hotspot for entrepreneurs across the world and encourages international trade. Expats looking to start their own business in the country should consider Hiroshima. Although it doesn’t have a financial climate on the same level as Tokyo or Osaka, it’s...[ Click to read more ]

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A Guide to Flowers in Hiroshima: From Wisteria to Tulips

By Justin Hanus

The climate of Hiroshima is ideal for a wide variety of flowering plants. These add to the beauty of the already stunning landscapes and many contribute to the local economy. Before you go to Hiroshima, have an idea of what flowers you can expect to see. Wisteria After the cherry...[ Click to read more ]

Where to Rent a Kimono or Yukata in Hiroshima

May 29, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Traditional Japanese garments are beautiful and quite unlike the clothing from anywhere else in the world. You may like to have the experience of wearing the national dress, such as to attend a cultural event or for a photo shoot. One option to wear is a kimono, which is what...[ Click to read more ]

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The Hiroshima Dating Scene

By Justin Hanus

Hiroshima, like many cities in Japan, is a blend of traditional cultural norms and more modernized and westernized lifestyles. If you live in the city and are single, you can find plenty of opportunities to meet both local and foreign prospective partners. In addition, there is no shortage of things...[ Click to read more ]

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Boat Trips in Hiroshima

Apr 30, 2024 By Justin Hanus

With six rivers and a bay leading out to the Seto Inland Sea, Hiroshima prefecture offers ample opportunities for charming and relaxing boat trips where you can see the sights while drifting along on the water. With summer on the doorstep, it’s the perfect time to plan a cruise. You...[ Click to read more ]

Summer Days Out in Hiroshima

By Justin Hanus

Surrounded by sea, mountains and pretty waterways, Hiroshima is something of an ideal location to spend away the summer months. If you find yourself with a spare day or two in the prefecture and don’t want to travel too far out, there are plenty of great places to escape to....[ Click to read more ]

Songs Inspired By Hiroshima

Apr 26, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Given the long history of protest music and anti-war songs, it’s perhaps not surprising that songs written about Hiroshima are largely dominated by those concerning the 1945 nuclear attack on the city. From country music in the immediate post-war years through to more contemporary punk, pop and electronic styles, many...[ Click to read more ]

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Where to Learn About the Hiroshima Bombing

Mar 26, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Hiroshima is probably the place more associated with bombing than anywhere else in the world due to the 1945 atomic attacks that destroyed large parts of the city center and left over 200,000 dead. Today, it’s a growing and thriving prefecture that has emerged from the shadows of this tragedy,...[ Click to read more ]

Top Tips for Daily Life in Hiroshima

By Justin Hanus

Hiroshima is a welcoming city that has become home to many international residents from around the world. However, it may be quite different from what you’re used to. We’ve compiled some top tips to help you survive in everyday life. 1. Finding Housing Most people in Hiroshima find somewhere to...[ Click to read more ]