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Top Five Hanami Sites near Hiroshima

February 25, 2017 by admin

Hanami is what the Japanese call “flower viewing,”  especially cherry blossoms (桜 sakura) with friends and family. In modern practice, hanami is enjoyed, especially by the younger generations of Japan, with copious amounts of food and drink. The practice is so popular that finding and securing a good spot in a popular park at peak season […]

All Aboard the Sushi Train in Hiroshima!

February 20, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Ah, sushi! Nothing says Japan more than these tasty morsels of fish on rice. High quality sushi may be out of the average person’s (or family’s) price range but that doesn’t mean you should miss out. The solution: kaitenzushi or what we Westerners often refer to as sushi train or conveyor belt sushi. I’ve been hooked […]

Making ‘Memories’ in Hiroshima at Memories Live House

February 14, 2017 by Jade Brischke

If you’re a child of the 50s or 60s or you just like the music, fashion and decor of that time, then a night out at ‘Memories,’ in Hiroshima is just the thing for you. Located in a basement, it’s in the building next to Hiroshima Higashi Police Station on Chuo-Dori in downtown Hiroshima. It’s fairly […]

“Take a hike!” in Hiroshima

January 30, 2017 by Jade Brischke

As you come into, or go east, out of Hiroshima Station on one of the local trains or Shinkansen you can see a large silver pagoda on the top of the mountain, which overlooks the station. Many people never bother to find out anything more about it, but the history is fascinating reading and the area is […]

‘Jewels of the Sea’ Miyajima Oyster Festival near Hiroshima

January 23, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Although Hiroshima is famous for its oysters throughout the year, it is during winter, in the coldest month of February that they’re at their best.  Sure you can go to a famous restaurant or oyster bar in Hiroshima to enjoy them, but for something more fun (and definitely cheaper!), why not brave the cold and […]

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