Oct 31, 2010

Oct.30th-Nov.3rd Onomichi 7-Temple Tour

If you are interested in Koji-meguri(Old Temple Loop) this is valuable information.
Able to look around 7 temples in Onomichi in 500 yen during Oct. 30-Nov.3rd.

Oct.30-Nov. 3rd
fee:500 yen

You can get a ticket at each temple where the event is held.

Official website(Japanese)

How to get to Onomichi?
60min. by Shinkansen from Hiroshima station.
90min. from Hiroshima Hana Hostel by Sanyo Line(Local)

Oct 21, 2010

Oct 31(Sun) Halloween Cosquerade!!!!@ the basement of the Former Bank of Japan’s Hiroshima Branch.

Halloween Cosquerade!!!!!

Dress up as your favorite anime/manga characters, or go and take pics in the basement of the Former Bank of Japan’s Hiroshima Branch.

From the Cosquerade website

Enjoy a piece of Modern Japanese pop culture with “costume roleplay”, otherwise known as “cosplay”. Dress up as one of your favorite characters and join the party at the Former Bank of Japan’s Hiroshima Branch on Halloween. As a historical site of Hiroshima, the former Hiroshima Branch has the perfect ambience for fun cosplay photo shoots! Want to cosplay? Or take photos? Feel free to do both! This event is welcome to everyone.
  • No sign-up is required.
  • Changing rooms free of charge.
  • Free rental costumes will be available to cosplay beginners!
Cosquerade have posted some guidelines for participants (for some reason participants are "forbidden" from wearing their costumes to the venue) and for those who want to take photos.

Kyu Nichigin Former Bank of Japan
Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku, Fukuromachi
On Rijo-dori, opposite Fukuromachi streetcar stop

Oct 16, 2010

Oct 30(Sat) 31(Sun) Hiroshima Food & Peace/Love Festival

Lots and lots of food, cooking demos, displays, flea market, kagura and culture displays... and a few hundred thousand people looking for free samples in and around Hiroshima Castle.

Over 300 booths from 23 towns and cities in the prefecture will be hawking everything from beef to oysters around Hiroshima Castle, in the Shareo shopping bunker and around Pacela.

Over in Chuo Park will be the international festival which, now in its 26th year, has been absorbed by this monster event.

Date & Time: Oct. 30(Sat) and 31(Sun) 10:00 - 17:00

15 minute walk from J-Hoppers Hiroshima!

Oct 14, 2010

Oct 30th(SAT) Halloween Party @ Club China town!!

Oct 30th(SAT) 21:00~ Halloween Party @ Club China town!!

Halloween XI

It's the big one; the 11th Halloween Party at Club Chinatown. There are always great costumes and music - if you love dressing up and having a good time on Halloween, don't miss it!


  • DJ GEE a.k.a DJ 312
  • windcheater (3K)
  • Paul (GetHiroshima/3K)
  • DJ Ricky (Barcos)
  • MC Saemi
Costume contest

Chinatown costume pickers and representatives from party sponsors and will be choosing a shortlist around midnight in Chinatown. Do the rounds of the sponsoring bars (Barcos, Roxis, The Shack, AM, Kemby's, Molly Malone's, Molly's Med Cafe and Southern Cross) before hitting Chinatown for the chance of getting picked in advance - but if you want to be in the running for costume prizes you need to be Chinatown around the witching hour.

Polaroids for charity

Get a great picture of you and your friends and a little square of photographic history, and donate to a good cause. More details coming soon.

Admission: ¥2000 includes one drink

Pics from parties through the ages:

Club Chinatown
Hiroshima-shi, Naka-ku, Kaneyama-cho 9-16

Oct 12, 2010

Oct 16th (Sat), 17th (Sun) Miyajima & Mont Saint-Michel 1 Year Friendship Anniversary

The agreement of the Tourism and Friendship City was concluded between Miyajima and Mont Saint-Michel last year in 2009.

They celebrate the first anniversary on the island over this weekend.

Check the programs below:

Chanson Show
17:00 - 17:30  Sat. 16th

Mont Saint-Michel Plaza
French style cafes and sweets.
11:00 - 20:00  Sat. 16th/Sun. 17th

Mont Saint-Michel's History Exhibition
11:00 - 20:00  Sat. 16th/Sun. 17th

Miyajima and Mont Saint-Michel Night Fantasy Show
An illumination show on a big screen.
18:00 - 20:40  Sat. 16th/Sun. 17th

You should come check them out!

Oct 9, 2010

Oct 30 (Sat) Sumo in Hiroshima

Sumo is back in Hiroshima for a day in October one of the sumo association tours of the provinces that take place
between major tournaments.

The performances include displays of comic sumo and traditional sumo songfests in addition to the normal sumo bouts.

October 30 (Sat) 8:00 - 15:00

Hiroshima Green Arena

Reserved seats: From ¥8000
Non reserved seats: ¥4000

More details here .

Oct 7, 2010

October 8th Onomichi Akari Matsuri

Onomichi Akari Matsuri ▲▲▲

Onomichi invites visitors to take another look at the town and the many temples that surround it, by the light of thousands of candles.

In the event of bad weather the event will postponed until October 30.


Buses leave about every hour from stand #6 at Hiroshima Bus Center (also calling at Fudoin and Nakasuji Station on the Astram Line) take about 1hr 20min and cost ¥1700 one way and ¥2900 return. PDF download of nus schedule here

Local trains on the Sanyo Honsen Line take about 1hr 30min from Hiroshima JR Station and coast ¥1450 one way.


09 October 18:00 - 21:00 Hrs

For more information:




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