Retro bar hopping in Ekinishi

Sandwiched among the high-rises that are gradually taking over the area around Hiroshima Station, one stalwart neighborhood remains. In Osuga, or “Ekinishi” as it is commonly known due to its location just to the west of Hiroshima Station, the heart of post-war Hiroshima still beats.

(さらに…)

Street-level Hiroshima City Walking Tour

Although Miyajima and the Peace Memorial Park exemplify world heritage and world historical significance, Hiroshima City provides tourists with a casual sightseeing experience that can be enjoyed on foot or by tram.

(さらに…)

Yokogawa town, located at the west of Hiroshima,

Yokogawa town, located at the west of Hiroshima, has a very different feel from downtown Hiroshima. It’s one of the few areas in the city that has retained its shitamachi (下町) or low town status. In fact, before the bombing, it used to be the central area of Hiroshima, not Hondori. Yokogawa Station itself may have a number of new shops surrounding it, but if you poke around in the backstreets you’ll find a wonderful mix of Showa Era shops along with alternative places that don’t fit the mainstream, conservative nature of the rest of Hiroshima.

(さらに…)