Hiroshima Prefecture

Into the Great Outdoors in Hiroshima City

Mar 27, 2020 By Hugh Cann

  It’s all very well to have everyone self-isolate, and aside form short trips to the supermarket you really ought to get out a bit or turn into one of...[ Click to read more ]

Top Hanami Sites near Hiroshima

Mar 25, 2020 By Admin

Hanami is what the Japanese call "flower viewing,"  especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura) with friends and family. In modern practice, hanami is enjoyed, especially by the younger generations of Japan,...[ Click to read more ]

Teppanyaki in Hiroshima– Not Just a Fantastic Meal, it’s a Show!

Mar 04, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Nothing like a bit of sizzling seafood or beef to set the mouth-watering! Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine that typically uses a propane-heated, flat-surfaced iron skillet to cook...[ 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 ]

White Day in Hiroshima and Other Events in March

Mar 04, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Valentine’s Day is not all chocolates and roses for men; you have to pay the piper. Exactly one month later, on March 14, men who received a "honmei-choco," ('chocolate of...[ Click to read more ]

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Hiroshima

Feb 22, 2020 By Matt Mangham

The truth is, if you're going to be in Hiroshima a while, you will find your way to Molly Malone's (just 'Molly's' to regulars) on Chuo Dori sooner or later...[ Click to read more ]

Rain, Rain, Go Away! Places to Go in Hiroshima When it rains

Feb 20, 2020 By Admin

How’s about this rain, hey? Well, actually, no, that’s not what most of us have been asking or saying here in Hiroshima. It involves far more colorful language, and none...[ Click to read more ]

Eat Your Noodles (Hiroshima Edition!)

Feb 20, 2020 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 ]

Soba and Udon in Hiroshima – More Than Tasty Staples

Jan 31, 2020 By Hugh Cann

Along with rice, noodles are a staple of the Japanese diet and central to everyday life, from quick lunches to iconic festival dishes. There are a wide variety of noodles...[ Click to read more ]

Setsubun Festivals in Hiroshima – Out With the Bad, in With the Good!

Jan 31, 2020 By Hugh Cann

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 soto,...[ Click to read more ]