Hiroshima Day Trips

Miyajima – A Holy Island That’s Wholly Worth a Visit

Oct 26, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Hiroshima Prefecture has much to offer it, from the hustle and bustle of the city, the somber and thought-provoking memorials, the striking scenery of the hills and gorges, and the...[ Click to read more ]

Getting ‘in tents’ – Camping Around Hiroshima

Sep 28, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Finally, the heat and humidity of the summer have dissipated, and we can all get outside and enjoy the fresh air without losing half our bodyweight to sweat! This is...[ Click to read more ]

Onomichi – Temples, Ramen and Cats Galore at Hiroshima’s Seaside Jewel

Aug 31, 2020 By Mark Guthrie

Flanked to the north by steep hillsides and to the south by the rolling Seto Inland Sea, the city of Onomichi is quaint, picturesque and full of history. It makes...[ Click to read more ]

Kintaikyo Bridge and Iwakuni Castle: Hiroshima Day Trips

Mar 04, 2020 By Hugh Cann

If you are looking for a famous sightseeing opportunity near Hiroshima with beautiful scenery, then look no further than Iwakuni in Yamaguchi Prefecture, an easy day trip away. It has...[ Click to read more ]

‘Spirited Away,’ to a Day Trip from Hiroshima

Dec 26, 2019 By Jade Brischke

The cold weather at this time of year is the perfect opportunity to embrace the Japanese spirit and head to an onsen or hot spring. Although there are options within...[ Click to read more ]

Saijo Sake Festival in Higashi Hiroshima

Sep 27, 2018 By Matt Mangham

In early October of every year, Hiroshima Prefecture’s Saijo town (part of Higashi-Hiroshima) lets its hair down for a massive, two-day block party. One of Japan’s three premier sake-brewing locales,...[ Click to read more ]

Takehara Shokei-no-michi Candle Festival near Hiroshima

Sep 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

If you missed the Onomichi Lantern Festival on the 13th, or you were blown away by it and wanted more, the Takehara Shokei-no-michi Candle Festival may be just what you’re...[ Click to read more ]

Onomichi Lantern Festival Near Hiroshima

Sep 26, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Onomichi’s Lantern Festival (Onomichi Akari Matsuri) makes for a perfect way to see this jewel of a small city and its historic temple district. Some 30,000 paper lanterns light the...[ Click to read more ]