Hiroshima Festivals

Autumn Festivals in Hiroshima

Aug 31, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Autumn is a season sprinkled with many festivals across the world. The hot summer has passed, and we experience cooler temperatures and that lush gold tinge for a few months...[ Click to read more ]


Tondo Festivals in Hiroshima in 2022

Dec 27, 2021 By Michael Stigall

Once you get through the usual New Year's activities, there is one last thing to enjoy called the Tondo festival. The Tondo festival is part of 'Koshagatsu,' marking the traditional...[ 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 ]

Hiroshima’s Ebisuko Festival 2018

Oct 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

Across Japan, Ebisu is one of Shinto’s most popular deities. Deaf and lame, and always laughing (hence the Japanese term ‘ebisugao’ for a smiling face) Ebisu is the god of...[ Click to read more ]

Rice Planting Events in Hiroshima

May 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

I always recommend venturing out of the city if you can. Rural Hiroshima Prefecture is a knockout, and this is a wonderful time of year. The spring foliage still shows...[ Click to read more ]

Hiroshima’s Toukasan Festival

May 29, 2018 By Matt Mangham

For four hundred years, Hiroshima’s Toukasan festival has marked the arrival of summer for locals. Stretching over three days on the first weekend in June, the festival is officially in...[ Click to read more ]