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Welcome to Hiroshima, The -Sake Town-
Welcome to Hiroshima, The "Sake Town"

If you visit Hiroshima without taking the time to attentively sample the local sakes, then you're missing out. With 50 or so brewers, Hiroshima is one of Japan's three great sake-producing areas, alon...

A wonderful bicycle ride - Day 1
A wonderful bicycle ride - Day 1

I am back from a wonderful bicycle ride on the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido. I was a bit reluctant first as I imagined it as a flat boring concrete way, but it is nothing like that. The path is a wonderfu...

A wonderful bicycle ride - Day 2
A wonderful bicycle ride - Day 2

After a night in the inn of the Ikuchijima Island we are beginning slowly our second day by the visit of Kosanji Temple. It is an old temple which particularity lies in its buildings built on the mode...

Delicious Hiroshima - Day 1
Delicious Hiroshima - Day 1

There is no better way to get to know a place in Japan - its past and its present - than through its food. Hiroshima is saddled with a heavy, heavy history that tends to overshadow everything else. Ho...

Delicious Hiroshima - Day 2
Delicious Hiroshima - Day 2

The next day, our first destination was Mitchan Sōhonten, Hiroshima's most famous Okonomiyaki restaurant. Okonomiyaki is a savory pancake stuffed with cabbage and meat or seafood, but in Hiroshima t...

Hiroshima Optional Tour
Hiroshima Optional Tour

The Chugoku Regional Research Center (CRRC) launched Hiroshima Optional Tours (HOT) in 2011 collaborating with the Hiroshima prefectural government as part of an effort to promote international touris...

A Closer Look at Hiroshima and Miyajima
A Closer Look at Hiroshima and Miyajima

Although Hiroshima is one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, most people leave the area after little more than a few hours and barely scratch the surface of what the city, prefecture and re...

Inspiration in Tomonoura and Onomichi
Inspiration in Tomonoura and Onomichi

Although Hiroshima is one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, most people leave the area after little more than a few hours and barely scratch the surface of what the city, prefecture and re...

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