Hiroshima City

Coffee for Life: Coffee Shops in Hiroshima

Nov 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

With the cold creeping in, there is nothing like an excellent steaming coffee to warm the cockles. I am a bit of what I shamelessly refer to as a coffee...[ Click to read more ]

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 Great Hanshin Earthquake, to light festivals in Osaka, Sendai, Nagoya...[ Click to read more ]

Buying Holiday Decorations, Wrapping Paper & Lights in Hiroshima

Nov 20, 2019 By Admin

With Christmas fast approaching, thoughts turn to presents and brightening up the home with a few decorations. If you haven't already got your shopping for the season planned out, here...[ Click to read more ]

Yokogawa: The Old Hiroshima Neighborhood

Nov 20, 2019 By Admin

Yokogawa, in the west of Hiroshima, has been my neighborhood since 2014. I was introduced to it via a friend who said she thought it would suit my arty, creative...[ Click to read more ]

Things to do in November 2019 in Hiroshima

Oct 31, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Personally, Autumn is my favourite. The climate (well until recent years – but let’s not go there), food, events.  November marks mid-Autumn and is the month of rich autumn colour...[ Click to read more ]

Sushi: a Short History and Where to Get It in Hiroshima

Sep 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

The earliest form of sushi, known today as narezushi, most likely originates in the paddy fields along the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. The prototype narezushi is made by lacto-fermenting...[ Click to read more ]

Ganko Yatai: A Night Owl’s Go-To Food Court

Aug 26, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Ganko Yatai is basically six small izakayas (Japanese taverns) wedged into one large room make up this lively spot, where beer or sake are served up with the usual izakaya...[ Click to read more ]

Live Music Venues in Hiroshima

Aug 26, 2019 By Hugh Cann

There are over half a dozen active live music venues in Hiroshima. As anywhere and according to taste and interest, some with a slick music venue feel, others quite bohemian...[ Click to read more ]

Yokogawa: Where Old and New Meet in Hiroshima

Aug 26, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Historically, Yokogawa is the old Shitamachi and before the second world war was Hiroshima's commercial business district. The post-war reconstruction shifted most commercial and retail activity to Naka -ku (ward)...[ Click to read more ]

A Driving Obsession – Where to Play Golf in Hiroshima

Jul 22, 2019 By Hugh Cann

In 1903 a group of British expatriates established the first golf club in Japan, in Kobe. In 1913, the Tokyo Golf club at Komazawa was established for and by native...[ Click to read more ]