Entries Tagged as 'Hiroshima'

日曜日, 3月 18th, 2012

Miyajima: One day tour Part2

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Miyajima: One day tour Part2

Traditional buildings
Machiya Street is a well known shopping street which is usually filled with tourists. The street is lined with many old, traditional Japanese buildings, which are fun to look at. The buildings have a very retro feeling to them, and the main and side shopping streets and many of the buildings were build [...]

木曜日, 3月 15th, 2012

Miyajima: One day tour Part1

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Miyajima: One day tour Part1

The big red torii that appear to float in the ocean are the most well known symbol of the Itsukushima Shrine, which is located on the island of Miyajima. The shrine had been referred to as the island on which god lives from long ago. It is a registered World Heritage site, and an important [...]

月曜日, 3月 12th, 2012

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Tomonoura City Guide

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Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Tomonoura City Guide

Tomonoura is located on the southern point of the Numakuma Peninsula near the Seto Sea. It has been a prosperous port city due to its tide wait port from long ago. It is also well known as the place in which Gibli director Hayao Miyazaki created the movie Gake no Ue no Ponyo (English title: [...]

木曜日, 3月 8th, 2012

The city of the Navy / Kure Guide

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The city of the Navy / Kure Guide

Kure is well known because of its various military ports from long ago, and it is still the base of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Kure also has strong relations with the navy.
From Hiroshima city you can access Kure by train or bus in about one hour. If you are near Hiroshima station, the [...]

月曜日, 3月 5th, 2012

The city of Sake “Saijyo”

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The city of Sake “Saijyo”

Saijyo is well known to be the place for famous Japanese sake such as Nada and Fushimi, is located about 35 minutes away from Hiroshima station by train. For those that are interested in Japanese sake lets head out of Hiroshima city.
Saijyo is located in a basin about 250~300 meters in height, and sake [...]

金曜日, 3月 2nd, 2012

Hiroshima Guide Part 2

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Hiroshima Guide Part 2

Shukkei-en (a historic Japanese garden located in Hiroshima)

Entrance
Shukkei-en is a garden which served as a villa for a historical Japanese family. It was constructed in 1620, and opened to the public and donated to Hiroshima Prefecture in 1940. The garden is also nearby the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum.

View in the garden

火曜日, 2月 28th, 2012

Hiroshima Guide Part1

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Hiroshima Guide Part1

Hiroshima is well known for the tragedy that occurred during World War Two when the USA used an atomic bomb to destroy the city. Years later both the USA and Japan recovered, and Hiroshima used the horrific event to send a positive message to the world about peace.
In Hiroshima there are two world heritage sites, [...]

金曜日, 1月 13th, 2012

Miyajima Night Photo

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Miyajima Night Photo