Category Archives: About Japan

Peace Memorial Monument

Many foreign tourists visit Peace Memorial Monument and pray for victims of A-Bomb since Immediate Past President Obama visited here.  It takes about 90 minutes to this park from Miyajima by ferry and tram.  You will find this monument saying;  … Continue reading

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Full moon

The full moon of September is regarded as the best one of the year in Japan.  The moon on 15th September, the last night, was the one.  Unfortunately, I missed took a picture of it.  This one is taken in … Continue reading

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Super express

Super express “Nozomi” is arriving at the station.  It is of course famous for its speed but on top of that we are very proud of its punctuality. Trains in Japan are seldom behind the scheduled time.   Miyajima hotel … Continue reading

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‘Obon’ lantern festival

From 13th August till 15th August, we call these three days  ‘Obon’ which is often introduced as “lantern festival” to abroad.  We have believed the souls of ancestors would come back home this period in Japan.  We clean up tombs … Continue reading

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August 6th

It is August 6th today.  Prayers for world peace are made here and there in Hiroshima.   Miyajima hotel Kurayado Iroha. Share

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Beer garden

In summer in Japan you might find temporary pubs on the roof floor of buildings in major cities.  We call this kind of pub “beer garden” which is open only in summer evening.  Once you are charged at the entrance, … Continue reading

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Super express

Japan Railway Company has many super express trains.  This is named ‘Sakura’, of course one of them.  For visiting several districts of Japan, taking super express is very good way.  It is comfortable and punctual.  If you have JR pass, … Continue reading

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Clean your hands

We are supposed to clean our hands before entering Shinto Shrine.  You should find the place which is called “Chouzuba” where some ladles are equipped for washing hands.  There in fact is the official manner of washing hands but few  … Continue reading

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Statue of A-Bomb Children

“Statue of A-Bomb Children” When you visit Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima City, you would find many paper cranes here and there in this Park.  Paper cranes have the famous sad story of Sadako who was one of the victims … Continue reading

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Cherry blossoms in Miyajima

Every spring we enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom all over Japan.  According to cherry report, it is expected that cherry blossoms would start blooming a little earlier than usual spring.  In Miyajima, the last week of March and … Continue reading

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