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Japan 2015: Miyajima

Japan 2015: Miyajima

I had only been to Miyajima (宮島) once before, on 27th March 2006. Miyajima, the popular name of the island Itsukushima (厳島), is a small island in the Inland Sea, just off the coast of Hiroshima. I remember liking Miyajima, but I also remember dashing about like a mad thing because I had travelled from … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Hiroshima (広島県)

Japan by Prefecture: Hiroshima (広島県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Hiroshima (広島県). Hiroshima Prefecture is part of the Chugoku Region (中国地方) and the capital is Hiroshima (広島市). When I first planned to visit Japan back … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 36

A to Wa of Japan: Week 36

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  め (me) and we looked at Meibutsu (名物). This week we are looking at things beginning with も (mo). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Nippaku suggested Momotaro (桃太郎 / the legendary Peach Boy); Japan Australia suggested momo (もも … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 33

A to Wa of Japan: Week 33

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  ま (ma) and we looked at Mamachari ( ママチャリ).This week we are looking at things beginning with み (mi). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: UK Seikatsu suggested Mishima Yukiko (三島由紀夫 / an author), Miura-hanto (三浦半島 / a peninsula located … Continue reading