Hiroshima Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Toshioohsako
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Toshioohsako
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Toshioohsako

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    Kagura is a specialty of the...

    by GenkiMac Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Kagura is a specialty of the area in which I live (North of the prefecture). It is Shinto legends which are acted out on stage through dance and speeches. The legends differ from place to place but all contain heros and devils and if you are lucky dragons and Queens. It is truly a rich part of japanese tradition that you shouldn't miss. The music is unique and when professionals are performing, the synchronisation with the music is beautiful. The music is made up of a large drum, small drum, flute and a metal clappy instrument(the name of which I don't know!).
    There is a Kagura Theatre in Midori-cho, the town next to mine and it is called the 'Kagura Monzen Togimura.' During Kagura season there are performances every Saturday and Sunday but I will find out some more details for you shortly.
    Access is best by car but if you only have public transport then take the bus along the Chugoku Expressway which runs between Osaka and HIroshima and get off at 'Midori'. From there it is about a 2 or 3 km walk along one main road and it can't be missed. You could even try hitchhiking!
    For photos from a local production see the travelogue: Kagura

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    Hiroshima Castle - now History Museum

    by Toshioohsako Updated Dec 1, 2010

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    Hiroshima Castle is sometimes overshadowed by other popular visit sites. It was built by Feudal KLord, Mori Terimoto in 1590 and was destroyed in the atomic bombing in 1945. Reconstructed in 1958. It has been transformed into a history museum. It is relatively small but a beautiful castle.

    How to get there: From Hiroshima Station, take a streetcar for Hiroden-Miyajima Guchi or Eba and get off at "Kamiya-cho Higashi" and walk for about 15 minutes.

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    If you're interested in seeing...

    by GenkiMac Written Sep 12, 2002

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    If you're interested in seeing some real Japan and don't mind hanging out in the countryside with the oldies drop me a line and I'll set you up with a homestay with the most amazing hospitality you will ever receive. You can't know Japan without meeting the Japanese!

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    27 mins by train + 10 mins by...

    by Sharrie Written Sep 12, 2002

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    27 mins by train + 10 mins by ferry from Hiroshima is the celebrated shrine on Miyajima island.
    Acclaimed to be one of the 3 most beautiful spots in Japan, Itsukush ma Shrine is a must for everyone who made it as far as Hiroshima. Give yourself at least 4 hours to discover the beauty of this island. I shall upload all my photos of this amazing little island when VT has a locator for it. In the mean time, please proceed to its official site for further information.

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    Sukkei-en gardenThere is more...

    by luciano Written Sep 5, 2002

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    Sukkei-en garden

    There is more than the Peace Park in Hiroshima city. Shukkei-en garden is a beautiful place for relaxing in the late afternoon, after been walking around the major sights.

    It was originally designed in 1620 by Nagaakira Asano, a feudal lord ruling this district.

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    Miyajima Island.

    by Sharrie Written Sep 1, 2002

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    27 mins by train + 10 mins by ferry from Hiroshima is the celebrated shrine on Miyajima island.
    Acclaimed to be one of the 3 most beautiful spots in Japan, Itsukush ma Shrine is a must for everyone who made it as far as Hiroshima. Give yourself at least 4 hours to discover the beauty of this island. I shall upload all my photos of this amazing little island when VT has a locator for it. In the mean time, please proceed to its official site for further information.

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    Hypocenter

    by Blatherwick Updated May 5, 2004

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    Hypocenter

    This monument marks the spot where the A-bomb exploded approximately 580 meters above the surface. It is a little bit hidden as it stands against the wall of a hospital.

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    • Historical Travel

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    Culinary tip - Okonomiaki

    by hundertmorgen Updated Jun 22, 2004

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    yummy

    Very good food for reasonable prices which you should not miss!

    We went to "Okonomi Mura" - Several floors of Okonomiyaki shops, right behind Parco... very energetic atmosphere here!

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    • Food and Dining

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    Mazda factory

    by tompt Updated Oct 30, 2002

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    Always wanted to know how the japanese manufacture cars? Here is your chance. The Mazda company organises english spoken tours of its plant.

    See the Mazda website:
    http://www.mazda.co.jp/Museum/

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    Bonzai!!!!!!

    by Ike_2005 Written May 29, 2005

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    Maybe a bonzai tree, maybe not, hell if I know

    I don't know if this really is a Bonzai tree or not, but I thought it was cool so I took the picture of it.

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    Naked Chick Statue

    by Ike_2005 Updated Jun 25, 2005

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    Naked Chick Monument

    I thought this was kind of odd to have out in public, but who am I to say. It's a statue of 4 naked chicks. We saw it on our way to the Castle.

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