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Get Inked! A History of and Places to Get a Tattoo in Hiroshima

August 24, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Even before I came to Japan, I’d heard stories about tattoos being a no-go if you wanted to go to an onsen (hot spring) or public bath and a definite no-no for getting a job. As far as the Japanese were concerned, the only people who had tattoos were yakuza (Japanese mafia). But oh my […]

Celebrate the Last Days of Summer in Hiroshima… Outdoors!

August 24, 2017 by Jade Brischke

So the weather is cooling down (okay, seriously, who am I kidding?) but with the days still sunny and fine it’s the perfect time to catch the last of the summer activities in and around Hiroshima. Two such activities are river trekking (sometimes called river tracing) and forest adventure courses. Gonokawa Canoe Park Sakugi Gonokawa […]

Have a (Sand) Blast at The Glass Museum!

August 24, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Summer may nearly be over, but it’s still hot outside and even though you want to go somewhere and do something, sometimes you just can’t be bothered unless it involves air conditioning and being inside. Ah, but I have a place for you, The Glass Museum; Yes, that’s its official name. It’s about a 30 to […]

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 […]

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