Hiroshima Prefecture

Japanese Sake: Sake Festival in Hiroshima

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 ]

Teppanyaki in Hiroshima: Showy and Sizzlingly Tasty

Jul 22, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Teppanyaki is a post–World War II-style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan, which is the metal plate on...[ Click to read more ]

3 Day Family Emergency or Evacuation Kits

Jul 20, 2019 By Ray Proper

It is important to be prepared for a disaster, but you should keep the danger in perspective. If you must live through a major quake, Japan is probably the best...[ Click to read more ]

Fukuyama, the Gem of East Hiroshima Gem

Jun 28, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Only a 30-minute bullet train ride or a 90-minute drive from Hiroshima, Fukuyama City has many gems and a big plus is that it is apparently unaffected (so far) by...[ Click to read more ]

A History of Hiroshima’s Soul-Food, Okonomiyaki

Jun 28, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Okonomiyaki (o-konomi-yaki) is often described as a Japanese savory pancake made from a variety of ingredients that includes shredded cabbage, flour, and yam-based batter, meat (generally fresh pork belly) and...[ Click to read more ]

Cooling off with a Dip – Summer Swimming in Hiroshima

Jun 28, 2019 By Hugh Cann

Hiroshima is known for many things, but in summer it is known for humidity, and if not accustomed, the heat and humidity can be debilitating.  I grew up in a...[ Click to read more ]

Out Drinking in Hiroshima

May 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

You have had a great week and want to celebrate, or possibly it was one of those weeks that felt like a string of Mondays one after the other and...[ Click to read more ]