Rain, rain, go away! Places to go in Hiroshima when it rains

November 20, 2017 by Jade Brischke

How’s about this rain hey? Well, actually, no, that’s not what most of us have been asking or saying here in Hiroshima. It involves far more colourful language and none of it is positive. Combined with fluctuating temperatures, it’s causing all sorts of problems, particularly with people who have allergies. More to the point though, […]

Reach for the stars at Hiroshima’s Planetarium

May 23, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Although the stars may be a little hard to see sometimes in the city with all the lights, you don’t have to head out to the country in order to find them. Instead, you can make your way to Hiroshima’s very own planetarium, which is located inside the Hiroshima Children’s Museum. For those kids (and […]

Sightseeing Loop Bus or the Maple Bus in Hiroshima!

March 21, 2017 by Jade Brischke

If you want a leisurely tour of Hiroshima, but don’t feel much like stretching the legs and prefer to let someone else drive you around, then the Hiroshima Sightseeing Loop Bus or the Hiroshima ‘meipuru-pu,’ is just what you’re looking for. There are three routes available: the orange, green and blue. The three cover 11 of the […]

“Peacecle” Rental Bicycles in Hiroshima – Easy!

March 15, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Spring is a great time to get out and take advantage of the lovely weather, and one of the best ways to explore Hiroshima (and get fit at the same time!) is to try the Hiroshima City Rental Cycles known as ‘Peacecle.’ At just 1000 yen (plus tax) per day. it’s amazingly cheap. Best of […]

A Wax a Day Keeps the Hair Away! Waxing in Hiroshima

March 15, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Western women (and some men!) who are used to having easy access to beauty salons that specialize in waxing are often a tad fearful they won’t be able to find the same services here in Japan. Waxing, especially Brazilian, is still a relatively new concept in Japan and in a smaller city like Hiroshima it can […]

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