Hiroshima City

Hiroshima is Slowly Reopening!

May 28, 2020 By Hugh Cann

As you may have gathered, it is a bit of a snail’s pace creep back to trading hours for most places in Hiroshima. Hiroshima was fortunate enough to be comparatively...[ Click to read more ]

Making Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki

May 28, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Okonomiyaki (o-konomi-yaki) is most easily described as a Japanese savory pancake made from a variety of ingredients that includes shredded cabbage, flour, and yam based batter, meat (generally fresh pork...[ Click to read more ]

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Smartphone and Computer Repairs in Hiroshima

Apr 30, 2020 By Hugh Cann

As a foreign national while one can get by on an ordinary day-to-day basis with many things these days in living in Japan, there are somethings that can get complicated....[ Click to read more ]

Cycling the Shimanami Kaido Near Hiroshima; Perfect Freedom for Outdoor Physical Distancing

Apr 22, 2020 By Hugh Cann

You’ve rearranged your album collection. Your bookshelf. Done all the paperwork you can stand. Swapped over your wardrobe from winter to summer. You’ve watched Netflix too often. Reading, well always come...[ Click to read more ]

Into the Great Outdoors in Hiroshima City

Mar 27, 2020 By Hugh Cann

  It’s all very well to have everyone self-isolate, and aside form short trips to the supermarket you really ought to get out a bit or turn into one of...[ Click to read more ]

Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

Mar 20, 2020 By Ray Proper

Dial 119 for fire department or medical services Dial 110 for police 119 in Japan is a direct-dial free emergency number that connects the caller to fire and emergency medical...[ Click to read more ]

White Day in Hiroshima and Other Events in March

Mar 04, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Valentine’s Day is not all chocolates and roses for men; you have to pay the piper. Exactly one month later, on March 14, men who received a "honmei-choco," ('chocolate of...[ 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 (just 'Molly's' to regulars) on Chuo Dori sooner or later...[ Click to read more ]

Rain, Rain, Go Away! Places to Go in Hiroshima When it rains

Feb 20, 2020 By Admin

How’s about this rain, hey? Well, actually, no, that’s not what most of us have been asking or saying here in Hiroshima. It involves far more colorful language, and none...[ 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 noodle shop satisfied with both the food and the atmosphere....[ Click to read more ]