Hiroshima City

Calling 119 for Emergency Assistance in Japan

Mar 20, 2019 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 ]

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 noodle shop satisfied with both the food and the atmosphere....[ Click to read more ]

Aqua Net Ferry from Peace Park to Miyajima

Feb 25, 2019 By Matt Mangham

Two of the best things about Hiroshima are its rivers and its proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage Miyajima. Unfortunately, many visitors to the city take no more than a...[ 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 an “ultra-technological” approach to its work. The group was founded...[ Click to read more ]

Mexican Food in Hiroshima

Jan 28, 2019 By Matt Mangham

The rest of the world’s foodies may cast a longing eye toward Japan, but let’s face it, if you live here sometimes you just want a  decent taco. Once upon...[ Click to read more ]

The Shopping Underground: Depachika in Hiroshima

Jan 28, 2019 By Matt Mangham

One of the best reasons to visit a department store here is to ride the elevator down to the basement, where a food lover’s wonderland lies waiting. ‘Depachika’ combines the...[ Click to read more ]

Setsubun Festivals in Hiroshima

Jan 25, 2019 By Matt Mangham

  Each year, on the third of February, harried fathers across Japan put on paper demon masks and are pelted with roasted soybeans by their children, who cry “Oni wa...[ Click to read more ]

Hot coffee on a Winter Day. Hiroshima’s Best Cafes.

Dec 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

It’s January, and suddenly western Japan is a great deal colder than you thought it would be. You want to go out, but you don’t want to go out. What...[ Click to read more ]

Books and Coffee in Hiroshima

Dec 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

We’ve already talked about where to track down Hiroshima’s best hot coffee in the depths of January, but once you’re in the cafe, you’ll need something to read, surely. You...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima Cinemas

Dec 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

This is one of the best times of year to see a movie. Time off, cold weather outside, and a flotilla of holiday releases all clamoring for an audience. Luckily,...[ Click to read more ]