HIROSHIMA

HIROSHIMA

Popularly known as the Island of the Gods, Miyajima is regarded as one of the most scenic places you can find in Japan. It is rich in virgin forests, well-preserved shrines and temples, and historical monuments. It is said that Daihonzan Daisho-in (大本山大聖院) is the oldest temple on the...

Have you ever traveled to Japan particularly in Hiroshima? I personally haven’t been but I’m so much looking forward to visiting that majestic place someday! Here is a list compiled by Japan Lover Me containing the top ten things to do in Hiroshima! 1. Visit Miyajima Island panoramio.com/ Miyajima Island is...

If you have an interest in Japanese-style paintings, there's a very comprehensive collection at the Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art in the quaint town of Onomichi, Hiroshima. It provides an artwork collection compilation of one of the most celebrated artists, Ikuo Hirayama, whose name is well known beyond his...

Mirasaka is one of the lesser known towns in Japan. It is a quiet place located in the Futami District of Hiroshima Prefecture. It has been merged with the city of Miyoshi and it no longer exists as an independent municipality. If you're after the stillness and calmness of...

There are so many historic gardens around Japan but only a few offers miniature garden landscapes. One of these is called Shukkeien (縮景園), which literally means "shrunken-scenery garden" in English. It was constructed in 1620 under the order of Asano Nagaakira (浅野長晟), a Japanese samurai, in order to serve...

This month, I had an opportunity to take a trip to see some of Japan I had yet to travel to – Hiroshima, Iwakuni, and Miyajima. The weather was promising and I was eager to see some mountains and get out of the flat farming land in my prefecture....

On Friday, May 27th, Barack Obama became the first sitting US President to visit Hiroshima after the US dropped the bomb there nearly 71 years ago. In his speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, he called for a "moral revolution" and a world free from the threat of...

Hiroshima is not only a city that is known for its history, it is also a good place for great eats! It is famous for its okonomiyaki, a Japanese-style savory pancake. Other than this offers more amazing local dishes made with fresh ingredients. Read on for 3 of the...

After a few years in Japan or even a few weeks for that matter, it’s easy to get temple fatigue. Once you learn about the differences between a temple and a shrine, and some of the history of Kobodaishi, they can start to blend together. Recently, however, I literally...

When you think of Japanese cities, what names come to mind? Tokyo? Kyoto? Osaka? Or possibly Hokkaido or Okinawa? However, from North to south and east to west, Japan is a country stretching over about 3,000 kilometers with 47 prefectures and is divided into around 1,700 municipal districts, towns, and...

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