Visit the World’s Largest Rice Scoop in Miyajima!

Traditional crafting is a very common artistic skill mastered by people in Miyajima. One of these crafts is a giant rice scoop located in the district of Omotesando. It is made of zelkova tree (or Japanese elm) wood with the following measurements: 7.7 meters in length, 2.7 meters in width, and weighing in at 2.5…

Good News For Oyster Lovers: Hiroshima Has a Festival Dedicated to Them!

February is the best month for oysters. And what better place to find the best quality oysters in the world than Japan?! If you go to Hiroshima, you can enjoy the famous Kaki (Oysters) Festival. Miyajima   Miyajima, which means the ‘shrine land’ in Japanese, is an island in the northwest of Hiroshima Bay. The…

Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima: An Enchanting Wedding Venue by the Sea

A chapel designated for to represent the coming together of two people in marriage is located on the grounds of a Seto Inland Sea hotel called Bella Vista. It is a modern chapel known as Ribbon Chapel due to its spiraling appearance. It was designed by Hiroshi Nakamura (中村拓志), a Japanese architect. In order to…

Miyajima And the Floating Torii Gate, A Day Trip from Hiroshima

On an island just a short trip away from Hiroshima city, you can see one of the most iconic scenes in Japan, the Torii gate of the Itsukushima shrine on Miyajima Island (officially known as Itsukushima Island). The Torii gate is famous as it stands out on the beach and at high tide appears to…

Hiroshima Peace Park – Remembering The Importance of Peace

Everyone in the world knows the name of Hiroshima city because of the atomic bomb that was dropped on the city in August of 1945. Nowadays the city has recovered from the devastation and is a great, modern city, but there is a number of monuments and museums to make sure nobody forgets what happened…

3 Must try foods in Hiroshima

When you are in Japan, the first thing that you would like to eat is the so-called “authentic sushi” or try out the countless flavors of mochi or having a go at sashimi, tempura or tonkatsu. But as time passes by, and if you will be in japan for a longer time you will learn…

The Undying Flame in Hiroshima

Ever since I remembered, In my school, I learned that Japan was a bad country. Which means, they were cruel to my fellow men, they killed many people, they blew up pearl harbour and many more. It was written in history books in schools and even taught by our teachers. Regardless, as time passed, and…

Don’t Forget to Try Age-Momiji Manju When You Go to Miyajima!

Now if you head to Miyajima (an island off of the coast of Hiroshima and home of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shrine), do not fail to try “Age-Momiji Manju”! The Itsukushima Shrine is known for its “floating-torii” gate which appears only when the ocean is elevated. Thanks to the Itsukushima Shrine the entirety…

Miyajima Island called the gate of Gods

Island In Japan, there is an island called the island of the Gods or commonly known as Miyajima. This island was discovered by a monks kudabashi and kukai, they said that they felt the holiness of the place since then it became a destination for many people and known as a spiritual heritage. c1.staticflickr.com/ The…

Relief After the Fate of Hiroshima

The Fate of Hiroshima We know Japan as an entertaining, a tourist-friendly country with an impressive and beloved culture. But there were also events in the past that changed the whole country in a single day. A major event was the nuclear attack on Hiroshima in 1945. The Initial Position The war in the Pacific…