Monthly Archives: May 2015

Hiroshima-ken 2015 Pt X: Okonomiyaki, Tennis & Dog Walking!

Way back at the start of the Golden Week I had a day with my parents-in-law before my wife arrived in Hiroshima. As mentioned back in part I of this epic series I wrote about going to the baseball with them … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015 Pt IX: A Day In The Bordering Prefecture

Hiroshima-ken shares borders with Okayama, Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures and the more we visit the in-laws the more chances there are to go beyond Hiroshima and visit some new places. Back in May 2013 we went to Iwakuni in Yamaguchi … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015 Pt VIII: Tomonoura Music Video Locations + Other Sights

Is this really happening? You better believe it! Filming locations without any prejudice is very much the ethos of Tokyo Fox. Japanese idol girl group AKB48 are everywhere in Japan but apart from the name I wouldn’t know or recognise any of … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015 Pt VII: Tomonoura – Ponyo Locations

This small fishing port in Fukuyama City was indeed brought to my attention thanks to its role in the sixth X-Men movie but whilst searching for the locations of those scenes I saw an article saying that Tomonoura was where the Wolverine and … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015 Pt VI: Tomonoura – The Wolverine Filming Locations

My main reason for only taking the Shinkansen as far as Fukuyama (rather than just going directly to my final destination of Hiroshima) was not only to see the station locales used in ‘The Wolverine‘ (2013) but also to continue the filming … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015 Pt V: Fukuyama – The Wolverine Filming Locations

The sixth film in the X-Men franchise paid little respect for distance and time as the movie zig-zagged its way across Tokyo and then south to Nagasaki. However, no filming actually took place in the city which will always be … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015 Pt IV: Fukuyama – Kamichu! Locations

Whilst doing my research on Fukuyama I came across the 2005 Japanese animation ‘Kamichu!’ which, though mainly based on real-life locations in Onomichi, also briefly featured an episode in Fukuyama. The actual name wasn’t referenced for it was just “a … Continue reading

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