Hiroshima Prefecture

‘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 ]

Hiroshima New Year’s Traditions: Hatsumode and the Tondo Festival

Dec 26, 2019 By Hugh Cann

There are two main events or traditions marking the beginning of the new year in Japan. Auspiciously, the first visit of the year to the shrine called Hatsumode, and followed...[ Click to read more ]

Sake Bank Hiroshima: Japanese Sake Tasting

Dec 26, 2019 By Hugh Cann

In my work in tourism, I’ve often had the pleasure of taking guests to breweries or to bars in other cities where we sample the delights of high-quality "nihon shu,"...[ Click to read more ]

Skiing in Hiroshima: Day and Weekend Trips!

Dec 25, 2019 By Matt Mangham

Hiroshima isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of skiing in Japan. We’re a long way from the Nagano Alps, and even further from Hokkaido, but...[ Click to read more ]

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 ]

Color Bathing at Sandan-kyo in Hiroshima

Oct 31, 2019 By Hugh Cann

photo by Netanya Fink Come Autumn (or Fall, if you’re from the USA or in the unlikely event that you’re from pre-industrial revolution England), the colours of the leaves change...[ 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 ]