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Hot coffee on a Winter Day. Hiroshima’s Best Cafes.

December 28, 2018 by Matt Mangham

It’s January, and suddenly western Japan is a great deal colder than you thought it would be. You want to go out, but you don’t want to go out. What to do? This month I’ll suggest a few possibilities for three things that are always best indoors: a cup of coffee, a good book, and […]

Books and Coffee in Hiroshima

December 28, 2018 by Matt Mangham

We’ve already talked about where to track down Hiroshima’s best hot coffee in the depths of January, but once you’re in the cafe, you’ll need something to read, surely. You can swipe through Instagramm, sure, but for now we’re shooting for urbane sophistication, and that calls for print. Unfortunately, Hiroshima still hasn’t been able to […]

Hiroshima Cinemas

December 28, 2018 by Matt Mangham

This is one of the best times of year to see a movie. Time off, cold weather outside, and a flotilla of holiday releases all clamoring for an audience. Luckily, Hiroshima is much friendlier to cinephiles than it is to English language readers. There are several large cineplexes, as well as a healthy choice of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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