The World Friendship Centre: Peace and Friendship in Hiroshima

July 26, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Hiroshima is the kind of place that you cannot visit or live in without being influenced by its history and peace-related message. As August is the month of the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, it is also the perfect time to find out more about and/or get involved in peace organisations and activities within […]

Ice, Ice, Baby… The best Ice Cream in Hiroshima

July 26, 2017 by Jade Brischke

With the sun beating down and the humidity at almost 100%, summer in Hiroshima can be almost unbearable for those who live here. Many people find that they don’t feel like eating and with their energy levels at a low, all they can try to do is keep cool. Luckily though, Hiroshima has plenty of places that […]

Tomonoura: The Seaside Village of Wolverine and Miyazaki… and Medicinal Sake

June 26, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Summer has officially arrived and the beach and all things cool and refreshing are the flavours of the month. The days are long and the blue skies and sunshine combine to create the perfect conditions for a trip to the seaside. Nowhere is more perfect or picturesque than the sleepy little fishing village of Tomonoura. Not […]

Fruits of Your Labour: Fruit Picking in Hiroshima

June 26, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Summer is here and the weather is perfect for eating fresh fruit and fruit-related products. Sure, you can go to a restaurant and eat away to your heart’s content, but why try fruit picking instead?  Fruit picking is an extremely popular social activity for Japanese people and something young women in particular often do together. […]

Rabbit Island: A Hop, Skip and a Jump from Hiroshima

June 19, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Chances are you aren’t familiar with the name Okunoshima, but if someone mentions its nickname, you’re almost certain to know where they’re talking about. Yes, the place I’m talking about is Rabbit Island, so named for the hordes of rabbits that run wild and are the main attraction for this popular tourist destination. Rabbit Island […]