Winter

Winter

Though it doesn’t snow in the south side of Hiroshima prefecture, the north side lay covered with snow and many visitors enjoy skiing. And then the lighting events “Hiroshima Dreamination” is held at the Peace Boulevard in Hiroshima-city every winter, so various figures lighting give pleasure to many people. There are some illumination events which are held in only winter in the other areas too, so the warm lights would stir your emotions though it is very cold outside. The nice seafood in winter season is oyster. Oysters landed in Hiroshima are popular for its big and juicy taste. Many events of oysters are had in Hiroshima prefecture, and especially Miyajima Oyster Festival is enjoyable event that you can try various oyster foods for cheap costs. In March, the 3rd is the girl’s festival celebrated in Japan, so that we have the traditional festivals in each house and each region. Parents decorate the Hina dolls for wishing girl's health. The history of Hina dolls is very old, and some houses have old dolls for hundreds years. You can see those old and beautiful Hina dolls in Tomo in Fukuyama city during the term of Tomo Machinami Hina Matsuri.

Tomo Machinami Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival)
Tomo Machinami Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival)

In Japan, March 3rd is the date of the seasonal festival of the peach, more commonly known as Hinamatsuri (the Doll Festival or Girl's Festival), a traditional custom in which hina dolls are placed on display in homes to pray for the sound and healthy growth of young girls. These hina dolls come in magnificently ornate tiered sets, with male a...

Miyajima Oyster Festival
Miyajima Oyster Festival

Oysters are, without a doubt, the most famous of Hiroshima's seafood dishes. Additionally, winter is the season when oysters are at their most delicious. There are many events held all throughout Hiroshima Prefecture that involve eating oysters, but the Miyajima Oyster Festival was the first oyster event to gain traction as a proper festival. ...

Hiroshima Dreamination
Hiroshima Dreamination

Hiroshima Dreamination is a decorative illumination event featuring trees decorated with colorful lights and giant sculptural monuments decked out in radiant electric lighting that are set up along Peace Boulevard and throughout the city center. This year, between the hours of 17:30 and 22:30 every night from November 17th until January 3rd of...

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