Hiroshima City

Hiroshima Grand Inoko Festival

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Inoko Festivals are a familiar feature of autumn across western Japan. With roots in ancient Chinese harvest festivals celebrated in the tenth lunar month (the month of the boar), Inoko...[ Click to read more ]

Koyo, or Fall Colors in Hiroshima

Oct 25, 2018 By Mark Guthrie

The Japanese are proud of the four distinct seasons Japan offers and very conscience of the changing of the seasons around them. They often celebrate little, or not so little,...[ Click to read more ]

Ghibli Expo Hiroshima: From Nausicaä to Marnie

Aug 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

It’s no secret that one of Japan’s chief exports is its popular culture, and the films of Studio Ghibli rank high with pop culture aficionados around the world. Ghibli’s twenty-one...[ Click to read more ]

Full Moon Tea Ceremony at Shukkei-en in Hiroshima

Aug 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Tsukimi, or Moon Viewing, is a Japanese tradition going back to the Heian period, when portions of the old Chinese mid-Autumn festivals blended with local practices to create one more...[ Click to read more ]

WoodEgg Okonomiyaki Museum Hiroshima

Aug 28, 2018 By Matt Mangham

I regularly meet people traveling through Hiroshima. And because my wife has suggested I be friendlier, I ask them what they’ve seen and enjoyed. Most of the answers are unsurprising,...[ Click to read more ]

Summer Evening of Prayer and Peace in Hiroshima

Jul 30, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Let’s say you arrive in Hiroshima for the August 6th Peace Memorial Ceremony a day early. You don’t feel like sitting around the hotel room watching TV, but what feels...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2018

Jul 30, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Both of my daughters have attended and enjoyed this wonderful local film festival for their entire lives. If you’re living in Hiroshima, or are lucky enough to be passing through...[ Click to read more ]

August 6th, Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima

Jul 30, 2018 By Matt Mangham

The entire world knows what happened in Hiroshima on the morning of August 6th, 1945. Today, the events that occurred on that date and in the following days are one...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima Asa Zoological Garden

Jun 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

If you’re just visiting Hiroshima, or here for a few months, you can probably give this a miss and look for other ways to spend your weekend. But for diehard...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima Port Dream Fireworks

Jun 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Summer in Japan just doesn’t quite work without taking in at least one fireworks show. Hiroshima has several, but the two big crowd pleasers are the Miyajima show in August,...[ Click to read more ]