Iwakuni

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…

3 Delicious Food Specialties Not to Miss When Visiting Iwakuni, Yamaguchi!

Located on the west side of Japan is Yamaguchi, a prefecture that is about a 5-hour train ride by Shinkansen from Tokyo. Yamaguchi is popular for its Kintai Bridge that is located in Iwakuni and is also a prefecture that is popular during spring for the sakura hanami. But aside from that, there are many…

Remnants of Eden: Kintai Bridge in Iwakuni

For many individuals, the beautiful countries of the world can be seen and accessed through the pages of a book or magazine, or with the click of a button on a computer or smartphone. However, this indirect perspective does little to no justice when trying to capture the full essence of beauty, which is especially…

Learn About One of Japan’s Greatest Samurai of All Time, Sasaki Kojiro!

Having a history tied to samurais, shoguns, ronin and ninjas, it comes as no surprise why there are so many castle towns in Japan. One of these is located in Yamaguchi Prefecture known as Iwakuni. It has quite a history concerning battles and sword fighting. One prominent Japanese swordsman was Sasaki Kojiro. He was considered…