You can do so much in winter in Hiroshima. The ski resorts in the snow-capped mountains in the north of the prefecture open their doors to thousands of avid skiers and snowboarders. Most of the ski resorts are a quick drive away from Hiroshima City. Winter also offers a lot to avid foodies. Hiroshima is Japan’s largest producer of oysters and oyster season starts in October. You can sample some of the freshest oysters in oyster huts lining the coast or seafood restaurants downtown. On the islands of the Seto Inland Sea, especially the Tobishima Kaido, some of the finest citrus fruit comes into harvest during the months of winter. Make sure to try the famous Ocho Mikan orange on the island of Osaki Shimojima. In Hiroshima City, you can experience the annual “Hiroshima Dreamination” illuminations in the evening on the Peace Boulevard.