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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 […]

Keep c(K)ool and Kampai! Beer Gardens in Hiroshima

July 26, 2017 by Jade Brischke

When rainy season finally ends and the nights are hot and steamy, there is nothing better to do on a summer’s night than to sit outside. If you combine this with the great company of your friends, good food and drinks aplenty, you are guaranteed to make some wonderful summer memories. Luckily, Hiroshima has all […]

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 […]

Suikawari: A Cracking Good Summer Sport

July 24, 2017 by Justin Hanus

There are so many things you can do for fun at the beach on a hot summer day. Swim in the surf, play volleyball, build a sandcastle, relax on a towel and enjoy a cool beverage, and wiggle your toes in the sand. How about taking a stick and cracking open a watermelon? Watermelon is […]

Nagoya Summer Fireworks Festivals – Hanabi 2017

June 28, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

For Brits like myself, fireworks displays conjure up memories of cold winter nights, huddling round bonfires and oohing and ahhing as both your breath and extremities freeze. While this is possible in Japan (link to my Gaijinpot piece), here fireworks festivals, or hanabi matsuri, are very much a summertime thing. Fireworks Festivals in Nagoya Hanabi […]

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