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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 […]

Food of Hiroshima

December 3, 2018 by Mark Guthrie

Most cities in Japan can boast exquisite and marvelous food, and many of them are rightly vaunted for it. Hiroshima, for all its international fame, is not one of them, and this is somewhat unfair in our opinion. Hiroshima cuisine is diverse and exciting and, most importantly, it is delicious. Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki Perhaps the […]

Drinking Sake Warms Winters in Hiroshima

November 28, 2018 by Jade Brischke

How do you get warm and stay warm when the temperature in Hiroshima drops during the winter? Ah, that’s easy, the locals tell me, hot sake! With the weather getting cooler, now is the perfect time to take advantage of some of the best sake around and also the time to work out what type […]

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