Hiroshima is a vibrant modern city, having risen from its ashes of the past. It is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, located in the southwest of Japan’s Honshu Island. Hiroshima's natural beauty can be seen in its impressive Chugoku Mountains to the north and the clear waters of the Seto Inland Sea in the south.… Continue reading Hiroshima & Itsukushima Shrine/Miyajima Island – 2 Days
From Hiroshima, a short ferry ride of ten-minutes from Miyajimaguchi Pier (see below for information on access) takes you to the Island of Itsukushima or Miyajima. However, I took the forty-five-minute World Heritage Sea Route by Aqua Net ferry from Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park to Miyajima. From a distance you can already see the iconic… Continue reading Hiroshima-Miyajima Island
Hiroshima is a vibrant modern city, having risen from its ashes of the past. It is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, located in the southwest of Japan’s Honshu Island. Every year, thousands of tourists make their way to Hiroshima mainly for the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park which is a grim reminder of war and a focus for prayers for world peace. Whilst this should be a “must do” itinerary for any tourists, one should also make time to take in the natural beauty of its impressive Chugoku Mountains to the north, the clear waters of the Seto Inland Sea in the south and the beauty of historical Miyajima Island.
Hiroshima is a modern city and a popular tourist attraction. It is easily accessible by trains, the Shinkansen and by bus as well as by air. If you are visiting Japan for 7-days or more, I would suggest that you look into the option of purchasing Japan Rail Pass for a period of 7-days, 14-days… Continue reading Getting to Hiroshima
I have an absolute craze for trying local food. So, when visiting Hiroshima, my first dinner in the City was to visit an Okonomiyaki restaurant to try one of its mouth-watering okonomiyaki and fresh oysters which Hiroshima is famous for. Okonomiyaki is a popular Japanese savoury pancake filled with a variety of ingredients such as… Continue reading Okonomiyaki-Hiroshima’s Soul Food