Hiroshima Prefecture

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 ]

Miyajima: The Shrine Island of Hiroshima

Oct 31, 2019 By Hugh Cann

The tradition of Miyajima centers on the belief it is the place where the Gods dwell and by virtue is a sanctified place. The Great Torii gate, which according to...[ Click to read more ]

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Hiroshima`s Autumn Leaves

Oct 28, 2019 By Jade Brischke

Starting in mid September the "koyo front" slowly moves its bands of color south from Hokkaido to central and southern Japan and the end of November where it turns to...[ Click to read more ]

Sushi: a Short History and Where to Get It in Hiroshima

Sep 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

The earliest form of sushi, known today as narezushi, most likely originates in the paddy fields along the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. The prototype narezushi is made by lacto-fermenting...[ Click to read more ]

The Red Capped Statues – The Patron Saint of Children.

Sep 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

If you’ve visited Mitaki Temple on the city outskirts or perhaps Daishoin Temple on Miyajima (or many other places throughout Japan) you will surely have come across small stone statues...[ Click to read more ]

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JAPANESE SAKE – Educating you about the good, clear stuff!

Sep 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

To begin with, we all know the word sake (pronounced sa-keh not sa-ki). But in fact, that is the generic term in Japanese for alcohol. If you want to order...[ Click to read more ]

Ganko Yatai: A Night Owl’s Go-To Food Court

Aug 26, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Ganko Yatai is basically six small izakayas (Japanese taverns) wedged into one large room make up this lively spot, where beer or sake are served up with the usual izakaya...[ Click to read more ]

Live Music Venues in Hiroshima

Aug 26, 2019 By Hugh Cann

There are over half a dozen active live music venues in Hiroshima. As anywhere and according to taste and interest, some with a slick music venue feel, others quite bohemian...[ Click to read more ]

A Driving Obsession – Where to Play Golf in Hiroshima

Jul 22, 2019 By Hugh Cann

In 1903 a group of British expatriates established the first golf club in Japan, in Kobe. In 1913, the Tokyo Golf club at Komazawa was established for and by native...[ Click to read more ]