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Parents In Japan 2016 Pt II: Hiroshima

  Both my parents agreed that, family stuff aside, the highlight of their holiday to Japan was our day trip to Miyajima where we all climbed Mount Misen. On my last few visits to see the in-laws I’ve been seeking out … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt V: A Day In Kure City

The good thing about spending so long in Hiroshima on our latest visit was that there was plenty of time to do things at a leisurely pace whilst fitting them in with the more traditional New Years customs. We had … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt IV: A Walking Tour Plus Other Various Bits And Pieces

When my sister and her family visited visited Hiroshima last year she picked up an  alternative sights pamphlet and passed it on to me when they they visited Tokyo after that. It included the Futabanosato Historical Walking Trail and Mitaki Temple which I did on … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt III: Gensobo-ji Temple

When you’re visiting Hiroshima for the first time the itinerary basically sorts itself out rather easily with Miyajima, the A-Bomb dome and okonomiyaki very prominent but the more that I visit the area the more I have to seek out new and … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt II: Ini No Tanada

Ever since I saw this place featured in a CNN article (31 most beautiful places in Japan) I have wanted to see it. After our wedding ceremony in Hiroshima in November 2014 we were pretty close to doing so but instead … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt I: Bringing In The New Year Japanese-Style

For the first time in a decade I saw in the New Year in my adapted country and whilst it may be lacking in the fun, excitement and jovial partying of other countries it was nice enough for a miserable … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015 Pt VII: Futabanosato Historical Walking Trail & Mitaki Temple

Going solo on my last day I headed out to do a bit of hiking around a couple of sights which featured in an alternative Hiroshima sights pamphlet passed on by my sister following her recent trip with her family. … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015 Pt VI: 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 2014: Hiking In Sandankyo

With the Autumn leaves in bloom my father-in-law thought it would be nice to journey on up to the Sandankyo area the day after our wedding shenanigans had taken place. As part of the Western Chugoku Mountains Quasi-National Park this canyon … Continue reading

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Hiroshima 2014 Pt I – Gokurakujiyama & Shukkei-en Garden

Obviously the two main sights to see when in Hiroshima are the Peace Memorial Park &  Museum and Miyajima but having done them both on each of my previous two visits in 2005 and 2013 I was wondering what else … Continue reading

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