It was a place I knew nothing about and yet all the major Shinkansen lines stopped there on the way to Hiroshima, so I assumed it must be a place of some significance either historically or economically.
October 12, 2017
Home to some of the best and oldest sake breweries throughout Japan, Hiroshima Prefecture holds an annual sake festival in the town of Saijo. It serves as a huge sake sampling venue with more than 1000 kinds of sake from breweries all over the country.
September 29, 2017
In addition to large well-known events, there are also smaller local festivals around Japan every weekend celebrating and honoring the summer season itself.
July 12, 2017
Have you ever watched a movie and looked at the background, perhaps the buildings, the mountains and seas or maybe even just the layout of the road and thought to yourself “I’ve been there before”?
November 2, 2016
Beautiful scenery, mouthwatering cuisine and historical sites are only a few things the city holds for the perfect tourist destination. Here is a quick guide to help you get the most out of your trip to Hiroshima.
October 25, 2016
As a foreigner living in Japan, I sometimes get a craving for ethnic food. Sure, when I travel to new prefectures I have to try their local cuisines, but if I happen to stumble upon an interesting looking foreign restaurant, I try to poke my head in their too.
October 3, 2016
People of Hiroshima are known to be passionate especially when it comes to baseball. A majority of shop keepers wear uniforms of their favorite players when the team is back playing in their local stadium and the city becomes red with the color of the team!
September 26, 2016
About 2.5 hours from Hiroshima, there is a little village named Jinsekikogen, which is surround by mountains Mt. Hoshinoko and Mt. Ryuo, that makes the view from this village really stunning! One of the villagers Sanae, wanted to make the village come alive again, so then she established a little—actually big—bread shop and called it Roti Harapan.
June 15, 2016
Stunning scenery aside, the islands of Itsukushima and Ōkunoshima have one big thing in common – nobody has heard of them. Mention Itsukushima, famous for its iconic ‘floating’ orange torii (‘gate’), and you may well be faced with a blank look.
June 10, 2015
The park “ Sera Kozan Fureainosato “ (世羅甲山ふれあいの里), located in the middle of Hiroshima prefecture, will start its Cherry Blossom Festival 2015 by opening a passage flanked by weeping trees.
April 14, 2015