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Frozen Fun in Hiroshima

December 24, 2017 by Justin Hanus

For many people, wintertime in Hiroshima means oysters and nihonshu. While these are great winter indulgences, there are many other experiences worth having during the colder months. While the rest of Japan either goes into hibernation or ski season, Hiroshima has its own options for winter fun that don’t allow for hibernating. Despite minimal snowfall […]

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub in Hiroshima

December 22, 2017 by Matt Mangham

The truth is, if you’re going to be in Hiroshima a while, you’d find your way to Molly Malone’s (just ‘Molly’s’ to regulars) on Chuo Dori sooner or later without my help. Hopefully, though, you’ll make that sooner, because if any place in town has a right to call itself “Hiroshima’s local,” this welcoming and […]

Tondo Festivals in Hiroshima

December 22, 2017 by Matt Mangham

Across Hiroshima Prefecture, early to mid-January involves one final, festive bit of housekeeping with regard to the year just passed. Part of ‘Koshagatsu,’ which marks the traditional lunar new year, it’s called the Tondo festival. In public parks, school grounds and shrine courtyards, people gather around towering bonfires of bamboo, on which they throw the […]

Miyajima’s Daisho-in Temple near Hiroshima

December 22, 2017 by Matt Mangham

January is a wonderful month to make a trip to Miyajima. Whether you’re heading out early in the month for the year’s first ‘hatsumoude’ visit to the island’s World Heritage Itsukushima Shrine, or stopping by mid-month for the shrine’s Tondo festival, make sure not to miss out on another of Miyajima’s best spots. Daisho-in Temple: […]

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