Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park

30 Things to Do in Hiroshima, Japan’s Western Prefecture of History and Culture

Hiroshima Prefecture is in western Honshu, Japan’s main island. It is home to the beautiful Miyajima Island, one of the Nihon-Sankei, or three most scenic spots of Japan. The prefecture’s capital, also called Hiroshima, is a vibrant and modern city, home to the Peace Memorial Park and the Genbaku Dome, the only surviving building in…

Top 30 Hotels in Beautiful Hiroshima for an Unforgettable Trip in 2017

Located in the west of Honshu, Japan’s largest island, Hiroshima is a city steeped in history, tradition, and the buzz of a busy metropolis. This friendly city truly has something for any visitor with fascinating museums and historical sights, festivals all year round, and an array of shopping and restaurant areas. Many people visit Hiroshima…

9 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…

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 jp.fotolia.com/ Miyajima Island is an island located in…

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…

Remnants of Eden: Hiroshima, Japan

From generation to generation, many of us have learned about the events which took place during World War I and World War II in school growing up, yet few have had the opportunity to visit the historical battle sites or the cities directly impacted by the war itself. Hiroshima Japan is one such city that…

Japan on the Cheap: Free Sightseeing Spots at Popular Destinations

For all the travellers out there, especially those who have the desire to explore more of Japan, you might notice that transportation fees in Japan aren’t cheap at all. Also, if you happen to travel in the peak season, your wallet gets lighter quickly because of accommodation expenses, not to mention the entrance tickets you…

Planning for a great day trip from Kyoto?

Kyoto is one of the biggest tourist draws in Japan and so many foreign and domestic tourists stay here. However, if you want to see areas outside of Kyoto there are still many places you can go on a short trip to visit. Himeji Castle famouswonders.com/ Himeji is a castle town situated West of Kyoto…