Hiroshima Winter Illuminations

November 27, 2018 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 and elsewhere, a chilly stroll through an enchanted scene of colored lights has become a prominent feature of winter in Japan. And Hiroshima is no […]

Hiroshima Ski and Snowboard Resorts

November 27, 2018 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 people do go skiing in the Prefecture or just over the border in Shimane. There are a number of options, varying widely in snow cover […]

Onsen In and Around Hiroshima

November 27, 2018 by Matt Mangham

Hot springs, or ‘onsen,’ are a great idea any time of year, but there’s something about being outside and up to your chin in hot water that just really appeals in the depths of winter. Fortunately, you don’t need to book a room at one of the famous Kyushu hot springs towns, which are entirely […]

Ise’s Oyster Eating Extravaganza in Mie

November 26, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

In much of the world, oysters are considered something of a delicacy. They are an aphrodisiac, they are rare, and thanks to their high price they are often considered the preserve of the wealthy, up there with champagne, caviar, and yacht clubs. However, in Mie Prefecture this is not the case at all. The Ise Bay […]

Japanese New Years’ Traditions

November 26, 2018 by Tokyo_Team

New Year is the main holiday of the year in Japan and the country shuts down for several days as people take time off to spend time with their families and relax. As with Christmas celebrations in the West, there are numerous customs and traditions that are observed at New Year. Here are explanations of […]

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