Hiroshima

The Thought-Provoking Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima

When people think of places in Japan, it’s easy for famous places like Tokyo Tower or Kiyomizu-dera Temple to come to mind. But far to the west of Japan, one of the most important places in the country has been drawing people to it for over 50 years. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, originally built…

5 Things to Do on Japan’s Famous Miyajima Island This Summer!

One of the most famous images associated with Japan is a large Torii gate standing tall in the ocean as waves wash around it. While it may seem like a more fantastical image, you can find this sight in real life. Itsukushima, or more popularly known as Miyajima, is a small island in the south…

4 Most Visited Places in Japan You Ought to See for Yourself

Japan is indeed abundant with picturesque environment making it one of the best places in Asia to visit. From its natural landscapes, its culture, festivities, and even man-made creations, Japan has been known to have it all. With the hundreds and even thousands places worth visiting around the country, it is understandable if you would…

Take the Cutest Bullet Train to the “Octopus City” in Hiroshima!

Bullet train(Shinkansen) is high-speed railway lines in Japan, and many visitors use it to travel around Japan. If you want to have a special train experience, you should try the “Kodama line”! It’s a train line head to Mihara City of Hiroshima Prefecture, and if you pick a good time, you can take the Hello…

Have a Perennial Feast of Oysters at Emit Fishbar

There’s a popular myth about only eating oysters during months which contain the letter “r.” So, if we follow this myth, oysters shouldn’t be eaten over summer. It is advisable not to eat raw oysters at this time due to higher red tide levels. Contrary to this belief, one restaurant is swimming against the tide…

Quickly Reserve Your Seat at One of Japan’s Detective Conan Themed Cafés!

Detective Conan (名探偵コナン) is one of Japan’s most famous anime and manga series, known in a lot of countries all around the world. On 15th April 2017, the new movie The Crimson Love Letter (名探偵コナン から紅の恋歌 – Japanese only) will be released in Japanese theaters. It is perfectly timed for the special Conan-themed cafés that…

Did You Know That Japan Had Its Own Nuclear Weapons Program?

Many years ago, I attended an anti-nuclear assembly in Wakayama, Japan. This was in about 2007 or 2008, well before the March 11, 2011 earthquake that would shut down the country’s entire nuclear power program. The speaker was very much against nuclear power and nuclear development of any kind. Her speech was rather self-congratulatory as…

Ken Domon, the Award-Winning Photographer Who Captured Life After War on Film

Ken Domon was a renowned 20th-century Japanese photographer who drew attention from the world with his images of the Hiroshima bombing aftermath. He independently documented the ordinary life of people which made him a prolific contributor to Japanese magazines. He is also considered to be the pioneer of realism due to his meticulous way of…

Top 30 Beaches in Japan For the Perfect Summer 2018 Holiday

Out of all of the world’s beaches, which are the most famous? Perhaps, depending on our own location, we might think immediately of the Caribbean, or Bali, Hawaii or Seychelles. Unless you happen to live in Japan, your mind might not immediately think of that country as a beach destination with the exception of Okinawa.…