10 Stunning Hotels and Ryokan in Hiroshima for Your 2017 Holiday to Japan!

Hiroshima prefecture (広島県) is a diverse region home to a myriad of greenery and mountains, beautiful coastline and the unmissable Hiroshima City. Whether you’d like a city trip to pay your respects at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (広島平和記念公園) which commemorates the victims of the atomic bombing in 1945 or you’d like to discover the…

Heading to Miyajima Island? Consider Staying in This Lovely Hotel!

Miyajima (宮島) is an island near Hiroshima (広島), well known for its wild deer, exciting mountain cable car, and the famous Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社). Miyajima is visited by hundreds of tourists every day and is easily accessible from Hiroshima Station (広島駅). It is considered one of the top three scenic spots in Japan and is…

Going to Miyajima? Don’t Miss This Famous Buddhist Temple!

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 island, and it can be found…

10 Things to Do That Will Make Your Trip to Hiroshima Worthwhile!

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 an island located in…

Enjoy the Quiet Town of Mirasaka and Stay at These 3 Affordable Places!

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 a stress-free town, then you can…

Appreciate Japanese Nature at the ‘Shrunken-Scenery Garden’ in Hiroshima!

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 as a villa for his family.…

A Lovely Visit to Hiroshima: the Past, the Present, and the Okonomiyaki!

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. I didn’t know exactly what to…

Hoping For Peace: the Hibakusha (Atomic Bomb Survivors) and Obama’s Speech

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 nuclear warfare. He mentioned the surviving…
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